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  • This build is very inspiring. Please finish up with more photos!
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    • Any of the stains would look great except the red one in my opinion.

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      • OK, one last shot - here are some stain samples - any thoughts about how I should use them?

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        I cant read the two smaller bottles but are they switched around? The 3rd bottle from the left says amber but shouldn't that be a more yellow color like the sample 2nd from the left?

        Anyways, I vote for color #2 in the center (yellow) fading to color #4 (med brown) in a burst. That and the med brown (right) for the back.

        Are you planning on applying these by hand or spraying them? Either way I hope you document that part well. One of my favorite parts of build threads is seeing the finishing techniques other people utilize.
        http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...nother-guitar.

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        • We're all paying attention! just reading, not posting so much.... fantastic work! please keep the updates coming!


          Yup same here...
          "Anything that is complex is not useful and anything that is useful is simple. This has been my whole life's motto."
          -Mikhail Kalashnikov

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          • Still watching and loving it! Are you going to do a burst or one color on the front?
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            Damn son! Not only are you a master dealer, I also crown you king of the multiquote!



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            • We're all paying attention! just reading, not posting so much.... fantastic work! please keep the updates coming!


              Me too. I love this thread!
              Hold mah beer an' watch this!

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              • "First thing I did was glued the rubber gloves to the binding, ripping of nice little pieces of blue latex. Duh. I tore the glove off and proceeded to glue my fingers together. While discussing the whole operation with God I worked my way around the guitar until the gel glue stopped coming out of the tube."

                Just read this entire thread. The quote above is great!

                As many have said, this is amazing and you sure make it look easy, but we all know it isn't. Changing strings is an achievement for me!

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                • "First thing I did was glued the rubber gloves to the binding, ripping of nice little pieces of blue latex. Duh. I tore the glove off and proceeded to glue my fingers together. While discussing the whole operation with God I worked my way around the guitar until the gel glue stopped coming out of the tube."

                  Just read this entire thread. The quote above is great!

                  As many have said, this is amazing and you sure make it look easy, but we all know it isn't. Changing strings is an achievement for me!


                  My wife would tell you that it was a pretty one sided discussion....

                  Glad to hear the I haven't put you all to sleep and I really do appreciate all your comments about the stains - more on that subject tonight.

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                  • So, how many hours will you have in this project? Looks like you work on it most days - How many hours average per day? What's your day job, or is this project part of your day job (luthier?)? How do you balance your attention to your day job, wife/family and project?
                    NOTE: The absence of smilies in this post should not be taken to mean that I think your post is stupid, nor that I loath, despise, or hate you; nor that I disrespect you and all your works; nor that I see you as victim or lawful prey; nor think you have the intellect of half a loaf of bread; nor that I find you disgusting or unworthy or otherwise hate your behavior, opinions, politics, gender, sexual orientation, culture, ethnic background or language.

                    F*** 'em if they can't take a joke!

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                    • Sunburst the top with the lemon in the middle, getting darker towards the outside by blending with the brown. I say mix the brown with another color for the back... I don't like the dark les paul back very much. To me it looks a lot better with a light back like on some of the old goldtops.
                      Good trades with: Cadillacman, JW112, SPACECHARGE, rdm, killthehippies45, virtuzoso, KenSmith, Calazula

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                      • What look are you aiming for? Classic? Unique? Modern?

                        Personally, I'd try something slightly unusual - because you can! How about reversing the burst so it's darker in the middle an lighter at the edges.

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                        • "First thing I did was glued the rubber gloves to the binding, ripping of nice little pieces of blue latex. Duh. I tore the glove off and proceeded to glue my fingers together. While discussing the whole operation with God I worked my way around the guitar until the gel glue stopped coming out of the tube."

                          Just read this entire thread. The quote above is great!

                          As many have said, this is amazing and you sure make it look easy, but we all know it isn't. Changing strings is an achievement for me!


                          That is funny, and Ive SOOOOOOO been there before!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                          Love the build!!!! I like your idea of the wood covers over the control cavatys in back. Ive been trying to find somehting I like to cover the holes on the lap steel I built last year, and might try that.

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                          • OK, one last shot - here are some stain samples - any thoughts about how I should use them?



                            I would do a burst from inside out sec. 3, sec. 1, then sec. 4. I love bursts!
                            Information is not knowledge
                            Knowledge is not wisdom
                            Wisdom is not truth
                            Truth is not beauty
                            Beauty is not love
                            Love is not music.
                            Music Is The Best.

                            - Frank Zappa

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                            • So, how many hours will you have in this project? Looks like you work on it most days - How many hours average per day? What's your day job, or is this project part of your day job (luthier?)? How do you balance your attention to your day job, wife/family and project?


                              Bob, first, I am a total amature and this is my first electric. I have built a number of acoustics, somewhere a few pages back are some pictures. My day job is an engineer which has the minor advantage that I have some CAD and cnc tools available - I don't use them for building the guitar but a cnc mill is really nice to make templates. Otherwise I'm just a hobby wood worker. I like to reserve the term "luthier" for someone who truely understands what they are doing and why - someday maybe....

                              Second, I'm kind of cheating on this. I've been working on it for about two months, mostly a few hours in the evening and sometimes rainy weekends. I held off starting the thread until I was about half way done, figuring that I had a moderately good chance of sucess. I also thought that rather than posting one picture every day or so I would post little themes - carving body or setting the neck or whatever - so you could see the steps. Discussion afterwards is good - I enjoy and appreciate that.

                              Balance is both easy and incredibly difficult. My wife calls me a renaissance man - I think that means that I do a lot of things poorly. But I do manage to fit the things that are important to me into my life and leave the others out - a full time and sometimes hectic job is offet by the time in the shop or playing music or hiking and climbing with my wife. We don't watch television - in the evenings she reads and I play. For me building guitars is much like playing them - frustrating and rewarding at the same time, alway room for improvement.

                              Hope you are enjoying the thread.

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                              • Freeman, it looks great so far, can't wait to see the end.

                                You gave me some good tips a couple of years ago on the Kit guitar Forum before Bill sold it. My OM21 turned out to be a great guitar.
                                Thanks Rick

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