Jackson Kelly Custom 6-string

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  1. Rattlehead83

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    Yeah, i know.....
    I used 2 clamps and some bricks if you believe me :))
     
  2. Rattlehead83

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    And this is my 2nd build, got a lot to learn too :))
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    I actually do believe that... :rofl: Do you have some sort of cheap in-house hardware store brand where you can get a little clamp for a few bucks? Load up on those, they're quite sufficient for neck work, as long as you can get a good even distribution (and use clamping cauls). :2c:

    I do like the project a lot, when all is said and done. :metal:
     
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  4. Rattlehead83

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    I can get some more clamps but I was hyped..... My father got 2 chinese clamps for $1,5 each, and they work very well. I bought a new one for the body wings that costed like $8.
     
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    Jobam-Martins Guitarrista

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    Awesome job,dude. Congrats! Looking forward to see it finished.
     
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  6. Rattlehead83

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    Thanks, man!
     
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    20840625_786467574859804_2564093851802880265_n.jpg Got some details done:
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  8. Rattlehead83

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    Stain is done. Tomorrow I'll apply the mahogany varnish.
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  9. Rattlehead83

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    So I have stained the guitar with some solvent-based walnut color laquer and the surface is very shiny. Can I apply the clear coat directly, without sanding? Or should I wet sand it?

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  10. Rattlehead83

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    Done! 21171018_1502488973137476_823695853_o.jpg 21146634_1502488806470826_1479623479_o.jpg 21125176_1502488886470818_967510834_o.jpg 21191057_1502488909804149_19378892_o.jpg 21123190_1502489046470802_467935578_o.jpg 21146206_1502489376470769_1607870713_o.jpg 21124732_1502489096470797_1638752872_o.jpg 21146204_1502489739804066_1361656994_o.jpg 21125158_1502489743137399_806145395_o.jpg
     
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    The guitar turned out really nice!

    It plays great, very happy with the EMG Hz, I can get a nice thrashy sound;

    Minimal fret buzz with a very low action;

    The neck it's really straight even on standard e tuning and not very tightened truss-rod.


    This is a sound sample: https://soundcloud.com/roberto-20015/guitar-sound-sample
     

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    Pretty damn nice, especially for a second build!! I need to get off my ass and start some builds, too:wallbash:
     
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  13. Rattlehead83

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    Good luck, bro!
     
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    This is a video with the progress and the sound of the guitar.
     
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    nice, but not my cup of tea.
     
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    Damn bro, nice job! You own!
     
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  18. Rattlehead83

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    Thx, man!
     
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    Hei, tu esti si pe RGC?
     
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    Yeap
     
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