MikeNeal's Consolidated Build Thread/Works In Progress

MikeNeal

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so with car season winding down, guitar season is picking back up

got side dots, and the frets in, and the bulk sanding, and made sure the neck and everything was straight.

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next up is fretwork, finish sanding
 

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I actually like how the top blends into the body wood for the forearm contour, it's really unique and looks natural! At first glance I thought it was like sapwood vs. heartwood from the top. I think it turned out great!
 

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I actually like how the top blends into the body wood for the forearm contour, it's really unique and looks natural! At first glance I thought it was like sapwood vs. heartwood from the top. I think it turned out great!
The blend on the contour is certainly nicer than the abrupt line that some Ibanez RGs have (including some J. Customs).

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100% agree. I find those "blends" to be a little on the tacky side in the best case scenarios, and a huge blemish against a guitar's overall appearance in the worst. Yours works exceptionally well, I think in part because you can see the body wood near the neck on the inners carves of the horns.
 

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Thanks guys. I’m really happy with this body style, hopefully I can get these two wired up soon, and the neck done on the third one by Christmas.
 


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