Official Guitar Logistics build thread.

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by RestorationAD, Jul 10, 2011.

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    Starting on 2 new multiscale 7 strings.

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    Needed a switch knob for the Blackguard. I could order one but this is a cheap prototype so lets grab a piece of ABS and make a knob. Can't be that hard. I didn't use the drill press to drill the hole so the first 2 ended up being a bit crooked. After finally getting a straight hole I rounded it on the belt sander, sanded it with a 180 grit sponge and buffed it on the buffer wheel.

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    This is why I hate using CA for a sealer. Big yellow discoloration. There are also yellow streaks on the front and it gums up the sand paper really quick.

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    3 coats of clear before going to the color. This way I can level it before the burst without worrying about cutting through.

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    After leveling we get ugly.

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    Sanding out the red witch II.

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    Time for decals. No more water slide decals for me.

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    Lets get oil

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    Almost time for the 2014 version of this thread.


    Getting some 54 strat clones built and a set of Quarterpounders (because of the .25" A5s)

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    Getting the control plate and pickguard fitted.

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    I am using stainless steel flat heads instead of philips because I want a vintage look.

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    Watching the clear dry on this one. I am going to scuff the surface tomorrow to help speed the process

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    Control plate for the Red Witch.

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    Time to assemble the Blackguard.

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    I have not found any lightweight .25" shaft knobs for it yet. I have got to have some somewhere...

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    The "tone bar" style string retainer was the last piece to cut out on the CNC. I am going to make the string cups smaller on the later models. Originally I was still going to use string ferrels but there is no point.

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    Beautiful work!

    You're brave to use those tables for spraying.
    I've got about 5 beers in my carpet from those shitty tipsy tables :lol:
    Slightest bump = table takes a tumble.

    My guitar would fall in the grass if I tried that.
    Or worse, fall onto the cement.
     
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    Thanks for the warning. True. Those tables are useless for anything other than starting fires. However I charge extra for "relic" Teles...

    See the box under the table. It has 2 heavy duty Jeep Cherokee coil springs in it.

    I don't spray customer guitars hanging from them... beater telecaster prototypes are a different thing. Dents make them worth more.


    PS: Don't drink the beer until you are done spraying. Its all about procedure.
     
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    Funny enough there is at least 1 bug in the finish. Perfect with the spread wings...adds to the mojo.

    Don't spray outside.
     
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    Wrapping up.


    Finishing up things for 2013


    Working on a few sets of humbuckers.

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    Fretdress on Red Witch II

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