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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject: Incoming project...DONE Reply with quote

As I said in the "Keeping it Simple" thread I started getting rid of the guitars I don't play. I sold off a couple of the Squier guitars I'd picked up in trades/got for pennies and used the proceeds to fund an incoming project. It's going to be a bit of a strip/repaint.

I got rid of the Squier full thickness Strat body that had been sitting in a cupboard since I got it. I only picked it up for the neck and it cost buttons. I also got rid of the 15 Gumtree Squier Strat and that Squier Mustang I got to try out the other week. That one I traded for another cheap guitar I never played.

So all in I only sunk about 150 for all that stuff and with the funds for selling it off I've picked up a vintage guitar that has some routing and awful paint. I paid in USD so the exchange rate worked in my favour.

I will post pics when it arrives....


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well this was the guitar I picked up. It's Pats old nature 'Stang!

After getting the Music Master parts from Nick last month I've missed not having a project and Pat was selling this so the timing was perect. I hate the painting on it but I want a project so that's not an issue. Plus at the price it was a no-brainer.

It arrived yesterday, when it arrived the painting looked much cooler (tho not enough to keep it that way. Here's Pats pics:



It came without the non-working Gotoh humbucker, the original pickups had been wired as a humbucker. I'll be putting it back to stock with a repro guard. I'll try to get a 70's one at some point. The routing under the guard is very clean. I may glue in blocks or just keep it as is so that I have the option of installing a humbucker in the future.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And done:



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow. Spray paint again? You're a master.

That nature Stang has been for sale for a long time. Was wondering who would snatch it up. Really good deal.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepup wrote:
Oh wow. Spray paint again? You're a master.

That nature Stang has been for sale for a long time. Was wondering who would snatch it up. Really good deal.


Yep, spray paint again, from good old Halfords this time. It's actually a dark metallic green/blue so it looks ace with some sunshine on it. Sadly there wasn't much of that in Glasgow yesterday.

For the record HNB is the master of spray can finishes Wink

The price was right, around 400 all in. The routed body gives me some options pickup wise and if I want I can always try to snag a competition body for it at a later date to return it to totally stock.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Thomas. I picked up Pat 72 Red Mustang he had for sale which needs a little work. I have a Decal for it just needs a fret job and perhaps new pickups and i think I will change the switching option to 1 switch neck/both/bridge.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! What's it look like (got pics?).

This diagram may be of use to you:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
Nice! What's it look like (got pics?). Pat's a great guy, so easy to deal with. I got my 70s Music Master neck from him too and at a super tasty price.

This diagram may be of use to you:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Thomas, I may give that wiring diagram a go.
I will try and take some photos, Pat had a sale thread in the classifieds which I will dig up with lots of pics.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
And done:



Looks great man. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoa. That looks ace. Loving the hints of green
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's this colour with the sun on it (tho my shitty iphone refuses to capture the metallic twinkle):

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the deal with spray can finishes, then? Are you using acrylic or special nitro cans?
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halfords paints are pretty much all acrylic.

TBH so were most of Fender's custom colours, it was the clearcoat that was Nitro and yellowed in the sun.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick is totally right, it's always acrylic (that I've used anyway). Everything on this is Halfords, primer, colour and clear.

The Halfords formula is great, it flows well but isn't prone to runs or clogging. If you do thin coats it dries super fast as well. Same deal with the clearcoat. I don't have the patience for nitro finishes. I like to keep the paint reasonably thin too as I like the effect when it starts to wear.

I've used Halfords gloss spray on a guitar before too. It goes on super shiny and you don't need to clearcoat, just buff. I tend to never polish my finishes as I don't like em too shiny so I stick to the regular stuff now.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would there be an issue with a Nitro-finished neck on an acrylic-finished body? Would the finishes eat at each other or something? Because acrylic sprays are loaded with solvents, aren't they?

I'm finally gearing up to finish my teardrop. FINALLY. I just need to do the damn finishing.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nitro over acrylic is fine. That's what the old Fenders were when they were car metallic colors.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking of putting a comp stripe on this but I'm unsure what colour would be best...
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ford Riveria Blue with a yellowed clear coat? That might look cool.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll need to look that colour up. I was leaning toward a dark powder blue. I'll check it out. Ta for the input.
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