Discussion in 'Lounge' started by beerbelly, Oct 6, 2019.
Beautiful work ! Thumbs up !
Thanks Hillbilly. Made a pick guard and a jack plate today, and installed the bridge studs (under yellow vinyl masking). Also ran a ground wire to one of the studs.
French Fan Said it best you are an artist , very neat work ,
Geez, thanks you guys; you're giving me a big head. Which would look ridiculous next to a small ukulele.
GOOD POINT !!!!!
Well, if your big head gets tired of it, send it my way. It will look great next to my little head!
Wait, that didn't come out right ...
*ba domp boom chish*
As long as your fingers can travel on the neck no matter how's your head
Good lookin' thing
Here's the latest mock up:
Neck glued in, fret board taped off, and Behlen vinyl sealer applied. Next step is grain filling with Behlen Pore-O-Pac, a nasty job, but it will really highlight the wood grain under the transparent cherry color.
Not bolting the neck on?
Nope, that's for Fenders. Gibson uses glue, so that's what I'm doing here.
I didn't know that. My son has a bolt-on Epiphone Thunderbird, so I figured that everyone used a neck-through, or a bolt-on. Good to learn that I don't know everything.
True, Epiphone uses bolt on necks for most of their guitars, but there is a distinction between Gibson and Epiphone by Gibson.
I know that there's a neck-through Thunderbird, and the bolt-on my son has ($500-ish, as I recall). I don't remember where the line is between Gibson and Epiphone. I'm a Fender guy myself. Which leads to ...
A man is arrested for robbing a bank. The judge asks, "First offender?"
The guy says, "No. First a Gibson, then a Fender."
Hey, you want better jokes, increase my pay!
Got the grain filler applied yesterday, then sanded it this morning and applied the transparent cherry lacquer. Next comes many coats of clear lacquer over several days, a few weeks of curing, then wet sanding & polishing.
I just had to mock it up next to my '64:
Headstock painted black:
Done! I'm leaving the pickguard & pickup plastic on until I get the action & intonation set up, but it already sounds great!
Very nice. I'll PM my address for delivery.
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