A gold watch... kinda

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. fsone

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    Great work you are doing its really coming along.
     
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  2. RogerC

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    Just a little more work to get done on the body. Got the top trimmed down, the roundover done, and the tummy cut sanded in using my jig.

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    It's weighing in at 4.1 lbs right now, and I still have the pickup cavities and neck pocket to do.
     
  3. BluesBlooded

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    Looking great Roger!
     
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    I was going to vote for the not-offset. Boy was I wrong. Looks great with the top on.
     
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  5. RogerC

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    A few more holes to drill, then I can commence to sanding and pore filling. Hope to start applying finish this weekend.

    Oh, and she weighs in at 3.7lbs right now :cool:
     
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    That body shape is a great variation of the standard Tele.
     
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  7. RogerC

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    Thanks. Yeah, I'm a big fan of the offset Tele.
     
  8. RogerC

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    So after setting a new PR in a 5k this morning, I did this...

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    Holy crap!!
     
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    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Congrats on the 5K and on the guitar. That looks fantastic!! I love everything about it.
     
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    Great looking build Roger!

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    That burst is awesome!!!
     
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    Looking great Roger.This amber is the look I'm going for a refin of a LP I started years ago.

    Can you share your recipes for the burst and middle portion?
     
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    Thanks, everyone.


    I don't really have a standard recipe, but I do have a process:

    - I started by applying some Transtint vintage maple dye to the entire guitar. I just diluted it in some denatured alcohol. It adds just a bit of warmth to everything to start with.

    - For all subsequent coats, I use amber shellac as my base. I start with a light coat or 2 depending on what I'm seeing.

    - I then start adding some Transtint tobacco brown to the shellac and start spraying the burst. After spraying what I feel is a good intermediate layer, I then add more Transtint to the same batch and continue closer to the edges.

    - For the final few coats, I may add a drop or 2 of black to the already-mixed brown to intensify the color more toward the edges.

    I then may go back and adjust as needed. For example, if I don't think I've setup a good enough transition between the middle and the edge (not enough intermediate color), I'll dump what's left of my mix and and start over with the shellac and weaker tobacco brown, then re-spray from the intermediate toward the edge.

    Keep in mind, the overall look will change a bit when you level it all out with steel wool.

    I'm not a great finish guy, so this probably isn't the best way to go about doing things. I've just found that I can work with it to get what I'm looking for, and shellac is really easy to work with, so that helps with the multiple refins I invariably have to do :lol:.
     
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    Love that burst, Rog! Is there a name for that? "Honey Burst" seems fitting.
    Keep up the good work and congrats on the PR in the 5K!
    Rex
     
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    Wow! That’s looking awesome Roger. I love that body shape, and the finishing work is excellent. Gonna be one sexy looking guitar!
     
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    Ok, the lacquer is on. You can see how the colors changed a bit after leveling the shellac.

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  19. nosmo

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    THAT is a GREAT looking burst!
     
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  20. RogerC

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    Thanks, nosmo!
     
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