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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mrpants, Oct 7, 2017.
Got some feedback, did a little more fiddling. I think this is going to be it.
That looks great. I like it!!!
I have the same knobs on a guitar or two. With them, because of rubber rings, you make the strong grip, especially when they are fresh instaled.
I like your project.
That looks sweet!!
It looks pretty good! In fact, you could leave it clear coated and it would still be very cool. Congrats!
Yeah, this is just cardstock, but I actually really like the look of the natural wood with the craft paper look.
Unfortunately, the body is a 3 piece with veneer and the veneer has several patches that would make even staining an issue. So paint it is.
Pickguard cut! I didn't take pictures of the process, but I definitely didn't have the proper tools to do it easily. Used a dremel with cutting bit for rough cut and then with sanding drum to add the bevel and to fine tune and smooth out the shaping. Here's a mock up minus the pickups and selector switch.
For pickups the Novak foils are still looking like first choice. Probably the "s" style covers to match with the curves of the guitar and guard.
I think I may not get the thing painted before the weather turns too cold here in the Midwest... so it might be spring before I can finish it up. I don't have any sort of climate controlled space to safely spray and dry.
That turned out really nicely. I like the shape from body, to pickguard, to neck (headstock). It has great continuity. I can’t wait to see it all together with paint.
I like it.
Your guitar made my facebook alerts this morning
I'm lovin' the SGcaster. The pickups look awesome! And the bridge looks cool too!
You could give that guitar to Angus Young or David Gilmour and they'd be none the wiser. Well... once it's finished.
Paint shipment has arrived. Mix this powder with water and go. I like the color quite a bit. We'll see how it goes on.
Good stuff. Glad you tweaked the pickguard a bit, the newer version looks awesome! It will look killer with those pups mounted.
That looks interesting! I'm wrapping up my first guitar and haven't decided on a finish yet. Looking forward to your pics!
First coat applied. Kind of a gloomy day and not the best lighting so it's photographing a good bit more dark grey than it actually looks. Very matte color coat so I'm interested to see just how the tung oil top coat is going to bring it to life. But first a few more color coats.
Color going on, neck started with tru-oil. Things are taking shape nicely today.
This picture shows the 2nd color coat sanded back in decent natural light. Gives a much better idea of the color. The texture is intentional. Going for a more organic look so I didn't do any sort of grain fill or sanding sealer.
Did you paint it by hand?
I've never really been a fan of strats but a big fan of taking on a project like this! I'm sure I have a strat body or two up in the attic...
I really like where you went with the new pickguard. That shape completes the look.
That just works, hats off to your artistic prospective.
Yup, I agree. That doesn’t look like someone hacked a Strat. It looks like a production guitar of some sort. Really nice design there, of the body, pickguard and headstock.