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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Full Scale Custom Decoupage Jag-Stang! Reply with quote

I have been digging my custom full scale Jag-Stang that I now have two others in the work. The (to be) walnut stained one and now this one. I asked Scott to make me a multi piece ash body because I am going to paint it white with milk paint and distress it before decoupaging it. This one will just have a bridge humbucker. I might put a kill switch where the toggle is on my other two just for that option. (I have some old video game controller buttons I could use.)

Here is progress. I am excited about this one because I am going to treat it like an art project vs trying to do a typical finish. The painter who worked on a couple of Nels guitars inspired the idea.

1 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

2 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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5 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

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7 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

(To be) walnut stained sibling on top.

8 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, What size round over bit did you use on the edges?
I'm also curious how heavy the body cam out to. I'm doing three right now, and there was a huge difference between one of the bodies and the other two. Almost 2 pounds.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott says he used 3/4 like a strat for roundovers.

Weight is so hard with bodies because the same wood can be vastly different. I don't know what makes one alder body weigh more or less than another. Seems like it is just luck. I honestly don't mind heavier bodies personally. Probably because I started on bass guitar first in junior high before guitar so bigger and heavy kind of go with those.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
...Weight is so hard with bodies because the same wood can be vastly different. I don't know what makes one alder body weigh more or less than another. Seems like it is just luck. I honestly don't mind heavier bodies personally. Probably because I started on bass guitar first in junior high before guitar so bigger and heavy kind of go with those.


That's why the debates over which wood has what tone are moot, at least in electric guitars. Each tree of the same species is a little different due to climate, soil, etc....how long ago the tree was cut makes a difference. Newer cut is wetter and heavier than wood that's sat around a while or that's been dried.

Nevertheless, some species are always gonna be heavier (Mahogony) than others (Poplar). Yer good; don't sweat the small stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good start

Decoupage sounds interesting........
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some pics of the inspiration guitars.





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow the inspiration guitars look awesome. i can see why you're taking this on. cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dig the body of the second inspirational guitar. what is it? looks like an intermark-cipher inspired thingy.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second one was made by BilT Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worked on the neck. Sanded off the old logo and stained it with oak stain to help it match the rest of the neck.

20151026_194103 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

20151026_194123 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Then I stained some scrap wood with dark walnut. I want to sand back a little on half and leave the other with one normal coat to try milk paint on.

I want the wood grain to pop through the milk paint but I am worried it won't stick to the stained surface so I wanted to test it first.

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20151026_194134 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decal design is done. The character is Chinese for "Spring." That is going to be my image theme. The other design is a lotus flower.

Jagstang3.0 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Fits the headstock well.

2015-10-26_08-23-42 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

20151031_123312 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went a different route and decided to go triple singles like a strat since I have so many humbucker guitars. Looking good!







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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
Went a different route and decided to go triple singles like a strat since I have so many humbucker guitars. Looking good!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the body today. I sealed it with water based spar urethane. Once dry, I will rub some black Rockler wood filler to fill the grain. White wash will follow that.

20151112_163923 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20151112_163932 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20151112_163950 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black grain filler applied. I took the sealed body and rubbed the black filler on and then used a damp cloth to wipe off the extra. Looks pretty good to me. Helps the grain stand out more. Going to let it dry before I hit it with more sealer so when I white wash it, the black doesn't rinse out hopefully.

20151113_161047 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20151113_163432 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20151113_164408 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20151113_164412 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20151113_163847 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the sealer sanded smooth.

20151114_193148 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Then I put on some milk paint. I will do one more coat to try to make sure the white is even before I work on sanding it back.

20151114_194641 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coat number two done. I will do side two tomorrow.

20151114_220509 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20151114_220519 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When sanding the milk paint it was too blotchy so I decided to do it over. It is turning out much better this time. I have it much thinner.

First coat.

20151115_172257 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Second coat.

20151115_194452 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Once it is dry, I will rub it gently with a damp cloth to try to even it out a little.
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