11-05-2010 08:23 AM
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11-05-2010 09:11 AM
sounds good!any idea when that sweet lp will be making its way back to the bench?
11-05-2010 09:17 AM
I have an LP underway, myself. It should be ready for final sand and polish in another week.
11-05-2010 09:22 AM
Great idea! These are all your own guitars I presume? I do repairs for other people and I've done a few paint jobs for $$ as well. I won't post pics of a customer's guitar. It's an ethics issue. It would be like a gynecologist posting pics of all the diseased vaginae encountered in a day's work.
11-05-2010 09:29 AM
11-05-2010 09:38 AM
My "bench" is empty at the moment but I do have a Warmoth swamp ash strat body with standard spacing hard tail routing on order.
The plan is to do a two-tone wood stain (light cherry in center, dark cherry on the edges/sides/back) then finish in tung oil. I was thinking of using a nitro clear coat and still might in the end.
11-05-2010 10:10 AM
This should be fun.
11-05-2010 10:17 AM
Warmoth builds good stuff & swamp ash is a sweet wood.
I used one of their necks once in a project & the fretwork was good enough, out of the box, I did not have to level & recrown before use.
Interesting thing, I think I read that they use steel instead of carbon fiber rods for neck stiffeners, can you comment on this?
11-05-2010 10:47 AM
I have heard that too about their necks but I honestly do not know for sure. This project is just a body finish, all the other parts will come off my American Standard Strat. Well, the hard tail bridge is new too since my current strat is a two-point tremolo.
Right now I am debating on whether or not I want to use vintage style saddles on the bridge. Cahallam has a nice set for a decent price that are offset and 2 1/16th spacing so they will work on the hard tail bridge I picked up.
I was thinking of also re-finishing the back of the neck in tung-oil. I do not have a problem with the way it feels now, so I might just leave well enough alone unless the DIY bug bites really hard as I am finishing the body.
11-05-2010 10:51 AM
Sounds like a great idea, I've found your detailed build threads to be a big inspiration. They gave me the confidence to try building my Ric-a-like.
11-05-2010 11:00 AM
I really like tung oil on my necks.
It's slick & dry...a great combination.
And, it ages beatufully.
I finished this neck on my old strat about 5 years ago.:love:
Makes a good body finish as well.
11-05-2010 11:07 AM
Did you do a thread on it?
11-05-2010 11:21 AM
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