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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by failsafe, Jan 7, 2018.
This looks great! I hope it ends up playing as good as it looks. I know you are going for a Hetfield but that body would have looked great natural.
I don't know what "vanilla gorilla" is -- sounds vaguely racist -- but it looks great. Keep up the great work.
Haha! Everything is racist these days.
But it is the color of the ReRanch nitro I used.
It doesn't sound racist, it sounds like the title of a hilarious 70s porno
I was joking. It was meant to mock the overly sensitive thinking everything is racist.
I have decided to redo the paint on the neck where it meets up with the fretboard. The masking tape I originally used let some of the color seep up onto the board, and didn’t leave a crisp line. Also, there was a pretty thick and noticeable ridge where there as well, which was not very pleasant to feel. It has been bothering me for a while, and I knew that t would bug me forever if I didn’t at least try to fix it.
I sanded down the transition and masked it off for new paint. I’m hoping that I can blend it into the existing color already on the neck. Here’s a couple of photos of before.
After 2 coats.
Words cannot express how badly I want this thing.
I made a little progress since I last posted. I shot another 3 coats of nitro last Saturday, bringing it up to 6 coats so far. I've been level sanding the high spots after every 3rd coat. I just finished the latest sanding.
Every time I open this thread and see new pics, Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' starts playing in my head.
jesus christ. What an incredibly neat 1st build. Even the bleed on the neck/fretboard that happened is barely an issue compared to how sloppy alot of peoples 1st builds would be.
Looks epic. Congrats man. Look forward to seeing more.
Thanks! I redid the mahogany/fretboard line and while it is certainly an improvement, I will use vinyl pinstripe tape on the next one to get it really crisp.
I’m so confused haha!
Awesome job, dude! Keep it up! I love this.
There isn't much going on around the house today. Daughter is at a birthday party, son is napping, wife is at the hobby store. Explorer is hanging in the guest bathroom, drying. I have 9 coats on a this point. I plan on level sanding and spraying the last coat or two of thinned out lacquer tomorrow.