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Old 04-19-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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7620 veneer and stain(first time content) 56K beware

so i found an Ibanez 7620 at a pawn shop near me for 240$. bought it and found a nice veneer on the evil bay for 5$ a sheet. bought three so i can book match the body and have a matching head stock. no pics of the sanding process(which still isn't done) but the head stock is completely done for sanding. as i already know everyone's gonna ask what color or stain I'm going with.....walnut stain for the sides and back and a veneer one the top. the sides and back are gonna be clear coated but I'm doing a french polish on the veneer to get it that million dollar look.


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Old 04-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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I wonder how this is going to turn out as i will be refinishing mine in the future. That is one pretty sweet deal that you got on it.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #3
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Keep sanding! you're about half way through that sealer coat




heh.. I cant wait for the emails when you start your french polishing....
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Awesome idea. Recently got my hands on a cheap rg7321 as a little custom project for the summer. I've been thinking of different paint jobs and I would REALLY like to have a nice wood grain on top. Veneer may just be the way to go.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:18 AM   #5
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sanding is done for getting through all the primer. just have to do some leveling with the sanding block and then i can start staining the back and sides. pics to follow of the sanding.

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lookin good so far
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:05 PM   #8
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why thank you good sir. can wait to add the clear to the sideas and back then attatch the top. its gonna be fun.

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That looks sweet, but holy giant pictures Batman!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:59 PM   #10
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yeah....14.1 mp camera doesnt take small pics.... on my browser sso had always resized them so i figured it would do the same with it on anyones comp but i guess not.

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Well, it does shrink them down, but if it's the browser doing it it still has to load the full picture first and it just kinda lags a bunch when you scroll. You could host them somewhere like imgur: the simple image sharer and resize them there, or you can just ignore me
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yeah....14.1 mp camera doesnt take small pics.... on my browser sso had always resized them so i figured it would do the same with it on anyones comp but i guess not.

ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

create a free account, resize pictures to 15-19" monitors. Works great, and its free. No size restrictions from what Im able to tell lol

edit: I hope you're not gonna clear coat your guitar THEN glue your veneer down....
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well with your advice....looks like im gonna attatch the top then clear cot the back and sides. lol.

imma try that image shack place and edit the last batch of pics added so it wont take as long to load and the pics wont be so big. thanks for the ideas guys.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #14
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right side of the veneer glued is attached. pics to follow soon.

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Looks like it's coming along pretty good.
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^I agree with that... Now comes the hard part- making an invisible glue line (actually, the hard part is in the preparation, which should've been done already, otherwise it's too late, harr)
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hard part? i think this will be the fun part. i have to figure out how to get it to curve with the elbow/arm rest and keep it there so it attaches with the glue.

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hard part? i think this will be the fun part. i have to figure out how to get it to curve with the elbow/arm rest and keep it there so it attaches with the glue.

Looks fantastic man!

And as far as your contour worries, just weigh it down it some sandbags dude!
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:49 PM   #21
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i dont have any sandbags..... i used 2 shelves from a book case and some spare tires as the weights...sooo...gotta think of something for the contour..

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^Then you use pillow cases filled with sand.

Additionally, you can heat the sand with a skillet so it'll heat the veneer and make it a little more bendy, but it's not that beneficial unless you're bending something thicker.
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should i add a thin strip of white spruce down the center line to clean up the center line and give it a nice touch?

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should i add a thin strip of white spruce down the center line to clean up the center line and give it a nice touch?

not if you can match the veneers well enough, no.

but if you .... it up like I did mine then yeah its a good fix haha
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well i think im not gonna do it then.....i asked my fiance and shes like "well if you make it the same thickness as the top of the guitar part where your fingers are then yeah.".......:face palm: veneers match up reallllly well though so i think i wont do it.

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