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Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Jul 22nd, 2016 06:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What's up wid 'dat???

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Jul 22nd, 2016 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I restrung a couple of guitars this week.

That's all I got.

Guitar Fool
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Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 22nd, 2016 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

dude...I haven't had one in almost a year...

I feel....so ashamed!

and restringing guitars doesn't count!!!.;-0

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Jul 22nd, 2016 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a double-cut Les Paul Junior underway. All mahogany, with a fat neck. Body and neck are pretty much done. I need to sand them with 220 and glue 'em together.

I think it's going to be Dakota red with a cream scratchplate and a Kent Armstrong Stealth 90 pickup. I'm really tempted to stick a Tele neck pickup of some kind in it too. Not sure yet; like most of the guitars I build for myself, they tell me what they're going to be as I am in the process of building them.

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Jul 22nd, 2016 08:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I did a substantial set up last night on this used Floyd Rose Strat I bought online. The truss rod needed a lot of tightening and the tremolo block and the action needed adjusting.

Sorry, that's all I got. (:oD

littleuch
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Jul 22nd, 2016 08:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm out of state for a couple of weeks, but I decided to torture a Warmoth neck that I had sitting around before I left. First I sanded off the prior nitro coat, then took a little off the vee to not make it so boatnecky. Hit the headstock with a few misted coats of clear I had left over in a rattle can, applied a waterslide decal and then started applying multiple coats of Stew Mac aged clear. I'm letting it sit for a few weeks while away before wet sanding, but I already see the error of my ways. The translucency of the decal and coat of clear under it presents conspicuously through the aged clear coat. I also think the Stew Mac aged clear is best used as a few initial coats, then followed by clear.

My options will be to proceed, start over or get out the belt sander and lit cigarettes. Either way, this neck is not likely to ever leave home anyway.

Peegoo
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Jul 22nd, 2016 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Spot on: tinted clear, followed by clear. Otherwise things get unnatural looking and orangey pretty quick.

littleuch
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Jul 22nd, 2016 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The StoogeMac "aged clear" seems more brown than orange, but it is darker than I want it. At least it's a rosewood board that doesn't demonstrate my foolishness as much as a maple board would :-o

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Jul 22nd, 2016 09:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lets see, reworked a Squire Mini Strat for a friends son that had been previously setup lethanded.

Used one of those Stew-Mac pre-slotted bone nuts, that made the job VERY easy.

A good fretboard cleanup, fret dress and polish, and set intonation and away it went.

The more fun mini-project was a 1975 Ibanez Destroyer I've had for the last 16 years.

Last time I played it live was about 6 years ago and it had the same strings.

A very light area of rust on the bridge ends.

I'm fortunate, my chemistry isn't corrosive as most people.

It needed a fret dress and polish, intonation, and just a wee bit of setup.

I saw a small bit of corrosion on the face of one of the bridge saddles, so I did the approved Dan Ewelewine trick of a 3-1 solution of naphtha (Lighter fluid) and 3 in 1 oil in a canning jar.

Let all the bridge and stud hardware soak in this for a few days. It free's crud and lubricates.

I supplement this with a cheap electric toothbrush from the dollar stores that runs on batteries.

What it does for your teeth it does on the bridge saddles, screws, and springs.

But with oil.. (You slow ones out there, pay attention, DON'T brush with this mix..)

Absorb the excess with a paper towel and then blow it out with canned air. Be gentle.




I'll tell you, those Super 70's pickups are something to behold.

1975 Ibanez Destroyer - 100% stock.

(This message was last edited by Stratmanx at 10:49 PM, Jul 22nd, 2016)

Guitar Fool
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Jul 22nd, 2016 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^^

and a Pignose in the background...sweet!

M Tracy
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Jul 22nd, 2016 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know it's not a guitar but it's a mod and or project.

Ukulele madness

M Tracy
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Lafayette IN

Jul 22nd, 2016 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's the front.

More uke madness

M Tracy
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Lafayette IN

Jul 22nd, 2016 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This one will be an actual guitar, bur it's a couple months out I'm guessing. Burying flake is a slow process.

Red sparkle strat

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Jul 22nd, 2016 02:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"My God...it's full of stars."


That looks great!!

FunkyKikuchiyo
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Jul 22nd, 2016 03:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Big guitar project for me in the past couple weeks! I'm packing up my shop and moving cross country. I'll go from dormant/part time to full time and more again.

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Jul 22nd, 2016 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Picked up a couple cheap parts off eBay and have been building a Telecaster fretless short scale bass. The neck pocket was smaller than the neck heel, so after routing it to the center line I have to add some fill to the cut a way part of the Tele body. It's coming along OK. It'll be painted so the fill will be invisable. The body is cedar, the neck is rosewood over maple. The pick up is a hand wound '51 P bass. Most of the other parts will be stock that's just laying around.

Low budget, quick project, trying to get my self psyched to build an arch topped hand carved black walnut over maple, maybe mahogany short scale bass.

I haven't built an instrument since before I retired in June of 2012. Time to get back to work "o)

Taken a few days ago.

Guitar Fool
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Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 22nd, 2016 04:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

M Tracey...OMG...does it come with Ruby slippers?


that is stunning...

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Jul 22nd, 2016 04:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Phewwww! It's good to see there's stuff going on in the background! Had me worried for a minute there.

I myself don't have anything on the bench atm, but do have several very minor things that I've been putting off (pot changes, treble bleed mod, little tweaks).

My main "project" of late has been on the acquisition side of things.
I've been so happy with my recent purchase of my G&L Fallout (Tribute) that I'm considering another G&L. Either one of the Blues Boy or ASAT models (T-style) or S-500 (S-style).

Neither one would require much (if any) immediate attention though, so the only project would be *playing* the bloody thing!
I guess that's the BEST kind of project really!

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 06:34 PM, Jul 22nd, 2016)

hushnel
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Jul 22nd, 2016 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been in acquisition mode myself. It started being ambushed by a Squier Affinity Bronco, it was a great little player. I stripped it down to neck and body and replaced all the cheap stuff. Then I traded a PRS for a Guild Starfire. That in turn caused me to put a BiSonic pickup in the Bronco. Then the Ibanez AFBV200. I figured I better start building to re-gain some sanity.

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Jul 22nd, 2016 04:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very nice looking Mike..

I can't tell you how jealous I am....;-0

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