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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by LiveOVErdrive, Nov 6, 2017.
I just use an oil finish
Like BLO or tung oil or l what? I've used Tru oil before but it is a film finish too, so Id still get ugly wiping marks between my frets.
Could he my technique sucks. I think my fretboard coats are too thick.
I use either Rubio monocoat or ciranova unico
I'd say just use watco tung oil or danish oil. i'm thinking of trying to clear coat a fretboard before I fret. I'm sure it'll go poorly but I want to try it.
Getting near the finishing line now.
Hopefully those of you who don't like the plain wood bevel are seeing how the whole color scheme ties together now. If not, oh well
My flush mount pickup "rings" ("cheek blocks" is probably a better term) are looking pretty cool, though I need to update the design a little for fitment.
Also my Duncans apparently didn't come with screws and springs, so I guess I need to order some of those.
somewhere, Jeff came.
liveoverdrive is the trv bevelking
Next build will just be one big bevel all the way across
Gotta wire it up yet but it plays pretty great. Even with the EB heavy bottom strings I got on clearance for testing projects.
I apparently did my FR route weird tho, and I can't really dive bomb. Gotta clean that out a bit.
Looks pretty nice, congrats.
For the next one, experiment with another similar bevel on the treble side, for a "mirrored" look.
Would look kind of like a Majesty. Which would be pretty okay.
Maybe I'll do a double bevel model in an Ibanez titanium ice type finish sometime. They have rattle cans of that at my local shop.
Well its time I get back to building the guitar for my brother I was going to build last year but never got around to. This'll be the same shape and neck as the one I just finished, but with some updates to the design I'll eventually move back into my floyd model.
He and I are still discussing finishes. Originally it was just going to be a plain satin everywhere, but he really liked the different-colored-bevel thing I did on my own build, so something like that might happen here too (which I know all of you guys will just LOVE)
And I have tightened up the heel a bit from my last build (which already had pretty-good upper fret access). This one I think will be SUPER comfortable.
I finally tried doing the dye-sand-candypaint method on figured maple and Holy wow.
Purple dye in the figure. Blue tinted epoxy over the top. This is extra nice because epoxy pops the figure more than anything I've ever seen.
that looks really good. what epoxy did you use?
Famowood Glaze Coat. Tried warming the bottles beforehand and that seems to have made it react better than previous times I've used it.
I just got a new brand in today I'm gonna try soon as well.
It also looks like I might be able to resurrect my explorer build with the gummy finish using NG a heat gun. Time will tell.
Planning out something new:
Now with a smooth and sexy heel:
Unfortunately all that smooth sexiness makes fusion kind of annoying. I get all kinds of errors when I try to do anything to the neck right now. Which is frustrating as hell. I'm probably doing something wrong. Oh well. Worst case I will do the top routing stuff on a separate-but-same-outline body and just run the toolpaths on the same piece of wood.
I am building this thing to be a studio tool. Its gonna have XLR and balanced TRS outputs for plugging directly into my interface, and I'm trying to make it as comfortable as possible. It'll live full time in my office and I'll use it for recording and general dicking around.
Great shape! I like the fusion of traditional Strat and modern ergonomic body shapes. Reminds me of:
Abasi Guitars go in a similar direction in regard to the lower area of the body where the controls are and the area right behind the bridge.
Edit: Well, too slow... Crackout beat me to it.