Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Build Diary – Part 8 – Argh!!!

Stupidity, carelessness, ineptitude, call it what you will, but I’ve just hot a snag on the build. I decided last night that in order to make sure everything was lining up right before I glue in the neck, I’d install … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 7 – No work going on

(9th October 2013) I’m not working on the guitar at the moment. I have a bit of a cold and am lacking in patience – exactly the wrong time to be working on the guitar’s finish – so I’ve put … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 6 – Bodywork

(7th October 2013) 1200 grit polish on the neck before starting the finish coats – no photos yet, I’ll post some soon. Knock back the filler on the body and do the wash coat of Tru-Oil in preparation for knocking … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 5 – The finish coats.

(6th October 2013) Starting the finish on the body. Sealer first. The finish in these photos looks patchy, and it is – mainly because the wood was quite thirsty. Another coat will fix that, and anyway this isn’t the final … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 4 – How will it end up looking?

(5th October 2013) Test fit of the tuners. You can still see the orange peel effect of only having got part of the way through the grain fill stage. Also, a quick shot of the unfinished body with chrome hardware … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 3 – Some time later…

(4th October 2013) …and after a whole lot of sanding, we start to seal the neck.

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