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Old September 12th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GFS Surf Green Relic Tele

Starting new relic project,

Lightweight Paulownia Surf Green body 3lbs.
Cheap chinese hardware and pickguard.
Squier neck.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sand paper, steel wool pack, screwdriver, razor blade
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Old September 12th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have that body as well, it's been sitting around for a couple years or so, I really need to slap it together with the neck and other stuff I bought for it
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I've used sand paper, salt water and antiperspirant that contains aluminium chlorid, that is.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have that body as well, it's been sitting around for a couple years or so, I really need to slap it together with the neck and other stuff I bought for it
I was afraid that dimensions won't be correct, but neck fit the body well.
string holes drilled incorrect, also control cavity. I've expected this type problems from $50 body.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes I've pretty much assumed as much, thanks though for verifying that. Nice relic-ing, looking forward to seeing it assembled
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Old September 13th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes I've pretty much assumed as much, thanks though for verifying that. Nice relic-ing, looking forward to seeing it assembled
thanks :)
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Old September 13th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old September 13th, 2013, 01:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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that is looking great.

I wonder if you can darken the exposed wood some more, without too much trouble? sorry if I'm getting ahead of myself
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that is looking great.

I wonder if you can darken the exposed wood some more, without too much trouble? sorry if I'm getting ahead of myself
I was thinking about it, but still haven't found easy way to do it.
Maybe someone can help?
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Old September 13th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think maybe I've heard about people using coffee grounds? and of course there is the old shoe polish trick, if it works on necks why not body scrapes?
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If you want it to look dirty, how about... dirt ?

The body and hardware are looking great so far.
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I've applied several coats of tru oil on dings and 2 coats all of the body.
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I think maybe I've heard about people using coffee grounds? and of course there is the old shoe polish trick, if it works on necks why not body scrapes?
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If you want it to look dirty, how about... dirt ?

The body and hardware are looking great so far.
I'll try this on wood blank ) it should work

I've already tried tea + vinegar steel wool, but it doesn't looks naturally, it looks like see thru black finish, too grey
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Try oil. I used motor oil, rubbed it on and left it to soak then came back and wiped any excess off. Really darkened the wood. "Fresh" wood really ruins a relic. Great job though, how's it sound?
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Try oil. I used motor oil, rubbed it on and left it to soak then came back and wiped any excess off. Really darkened the wood. "Fresh" wood really ruins a relic. Great job though, how's it sound?
thanks for advice, will try on next project.
I'm waiting for string ferrules and pickups to finish it.
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I've ordered Tone Emporium TE-05 Boutique '52 Tele Pickup Set from Canada, anyone used them?

good specs for $60 set

Sand cast High Grade Alnico V rod
RWRP for hum cancelling middle position
Vulcanized Fiber Flatwork (bobbins), Nickel/Silver neck pickup cover.
Scatterwound, Cloth insulated push back wire

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Tone-Emporium...EOIBSA:US:3160
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I'd like to hear about the method used on the hardware, that stuff look great
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Old September 17th, 2013, 10:12 AM   #19 (permalink)
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This is gonna look great when it's done, looking forward to it!
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