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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the headstock done. Love acrylic enamel. It dries so fast. LOL



I was energized so I went ahead and sanded the sealer down smooth to be ready to spray... and did my first coat of nitro clear. Smile







I am digging it. It is looking really nice so far.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another round of clear on. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put a jag trem on it! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress report. I got the body wetsanded. I need to not use Reranch stuff again. I haven't had good results with it. (Even though I know others have.) It is an ok finish. Not what I was hoping for. The wiring was a pain in the ass. Because of the configuration of the pots and toggle I had to run a bunch of wires back and forth. The holes it came with for running wires was too narrow to fit all the wires needed so I had to enlarge one of them and add another to be able to get the wiring through. The setup is toggle, lower knob is master volume, then neck volume, bridge volume, and master tone. I need a 7/8th drill to get the jack mounted. I also need to have the back plate made for it. I haven't fixed the bridge yet. I need to get a set of strings on and intonate it so I can mark where the bridge works best and then mount it. Mounting the pickup rings was a pain. Not sure I am happy with them. Some directions they look crooked and some they look fine. The body shape is so odd it is just too hard to tell. The pickups do sit under the guide strings fine though. Once I get a full set of strings on I can finish the bridge work.



















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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack cup is installed.



I also adjusted the pickups so they are more parallel now. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice, got a rick bridge installed
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still need to put strings on to find the sweet spot to hard mount the bridge. I think it will work well and it looks cool. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strings on! I found the sweet spot for the bridge where the action and intonation were good. I marked the bridge and drilled a ground wire in to where the bridge humbucker mounts and fed the wire through. I am pretty happy with it. I just need the back control plate and the other strap button to be done. Sounds good also. The bridge is nice and bright and the neck is really warm. Middle is a great combo.

















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