Need community input for 7 string refinish.(56k bad)

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  1. vehemence

    vehemence i love you.

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    title explains it, heres a pic

    anyways i got new black tuners, black 7 string tune o matic bridge, black pickgaurds (satin) black knobs, black selector switch.

    everything else will be cherry red tung oil stain (going for a blood red)

    this is the problem, ordered flame maple veneer.

    isnt wide enough.....

    should i do it angle straight? or do away with it? or try it straight and with excess maple fill in the horns on the v? look at the pic you will see what im talking about

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    ilikes2shred SS.org Regular

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    Gluing on separate pieces on the tips shouldn't leave a glue line or anything (if done well), but I think the angled veneer would look just as good.

    Also, what did you decide to do with the neck and heel?

    BTW: I've used that same tung oil before, and it feels sooooooo nice.
     
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    i think angling them would be a cool way to go, it'd definitely look different from most flame tops, but if you lined them up right, it would probably work out even cooler than normal
     
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    Like others have said, the angled look might be very cool. Go for it. Also, how much did one of those sheets of veneer cost? I'm curious.
     
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    angled would be badass! and glueing pieces on the tips might not leave a glue line but if the pattern is interupted it might look pretty lame.
     
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    Looks like a great project, but beware, that "tung oil finish" is not real tung oil. It is exactly as it says, a finish, not real tung oil. I was fooled when working on a project last summer. Didnt realize it until afterwards of course. It will work just fine, but the stuff I used stays a bit sticky in some parts, impossible to buff out. Try to get ahold of some real tung oil if you can.
     
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    angling is the best way to solve your problem. It is also very common and looks super cool. Especially with a flame piece
     
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    Quote From Wikipedia
    And from the Formby's Tung Oil Bottle:
    Formby's Tung Oil does contain tung oil and every piece of wood I have finished it with has turned out beautifully, but I have never built it to a high gloss.

    I have seen beautiful guitar necks in high gloss finished with pure tung oil though.
     
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    thanks everyone for the tips and information. i think i may go angled.

    also to the guy who asked where i got the maple

    Veneer for guitars
     
  10. a7stringkilla

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    checkout birchwood casey tru oil for your neck.
     
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    I think angled will look pretty cool. I hope you post pics when you get the finish on! :hbang:
     
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    i will look into that

    and there will be an epic picstory
     
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    hooraah for epic picstory :woot:
    and yeah, angled will look sweet.


    ..

    .. now get it finished already :scream:
     
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  14. vehemence

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    itll go slow because its still way too cold outside to be out there sanding the rest of it all down =D

    and in 1 month its NBD for me (new baby day)
     
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    You can get this at most sporting goods and gun shops.

    It is very easy to use and also easy to build to a high gloss (this is what I used to finish my first build). Definitely a great alternative to tung oil.
     

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