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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:21 am 
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I love candy apple red.

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Oh, and NO, that white tubular thing with the red stuff at the end is not what your dirty minds might want to make it...It's a foam mini-roller skin. [-X


Let's agree that whatever it looks like, it's used.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Almost done!

The decal went on this morning and as of a half hour ago there have been 5 coats of clear attached. 5 more to go, then the scary part: Trying to feather the clear on the back of the neck.

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I'm using Plastikote auto enamel for clear. The paint guy advised against sanding between coats, but the buildup with a rattlecan is almost impossible to keep even. I'll do a test-sanding on a piece of scrap and limit the sanding to the last couple of coats.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:32 pm 
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We are finally winding down. The decision to strip the neck was more function than cosmetic; I could have made it look better, but would have to sacrifice speed, so I sanded the back down and rubbed it with Danish oil. This pic is after the initial sanding w/220 grit. I eventually went up to 800 grit before the Watco went on.

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That was last Saturday, have since reinstalled hardware and new saddles, strung 'er up and intonated. The next pic will be the last in this DIY series...BTW, sanding the neck turned out to be a major blessing--Slick & faster'nshit!



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:09 pm 
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CONGRATULATIONS

Thoroughly enjoyed this thread from the start, and it looks very classy, totally envious of your skills and patience.
Well done mate. :thumbleft:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Congratulations on a job well done. You have a beautiful looking guitar there. Hope it plays as good as it looks.

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Looks great Mr. Stetto!

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Thanks guys, it was a harrowing experience, tearing a guitar up in order to fix it, but the main headache was deciding what to do with it in the first place--I'm really glad I took the backstrap route...

The guitar literally screams. I've never played anything so comfortable on the hands and easy to fret. Harmonics ring on every note like a good rockNroll guitar should, and I found out from the previous owner that he'd inverted the neck pickup--adds a very unique quality to the tone; Fat and crystal clear at the same time, with just a hint of the old Robin Trower sound. I really like this "free" guitar!


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I agree - very interesting thread indeed and good to see how much care and attention you've lavished on this project. The end result certainly looks as though it has all been worth the effort.

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A "free" guitar with plenty of sweat equity built in. Nice luthier skills. You really turned this guitar from trash to treasure. I hope you get plenty of inspiration and pleasure from your new beauty.

Thanks for sharing this thread.

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I wanna hear it, what do you reckon guys ????

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T.Mac. wrote:
I wanna hear it, what do you reckon guys ????

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HA! What, and blow the mistaken image of me as a bona fide guitarist?

I'll see what I can do. I'm in sessions with a singer/songwriter at the moment, I'll try to whip up a clip--Thing is, as good as the guitar sounds, operator inadequacy does enter into the equation.

besides, I can't telepath the feel of the thing, can I...?


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T.Mac. wrote:
I wanna hear it, what do you reckon guys ????

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HA! What, and blow the mistaken image of me as a bona fide guitarist?

I'll see what I can do. I'm in sessions with a singer/songwriter at the moment, I'll try to whip up a clip--Thing is, as good as the guitar sounds, operator inadequacy does enter into the equation.

besides, I can't telepath the feel of the thing, can I...?



I still want to hear it ...

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Wow, that was a while ago, wasn't it...

Still plays like warm butter....

We had an outdoor jam here last summer, one of the guitarists brought a really nice PRS out, but after I let him try the Tele with the prosthetic limb he wouldn't put it down all night.

I will endeavor to whip something up.. :wink:


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