Old German Jazzbox: the dead shall rise again

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by parkwood, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. tintag27

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    Wow - this Ugly Duckling has turned into a beautiful Swan!. This is a work of art!
    Great playing too
     
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  2. parkwood

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    SecretSquirrel,
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    Thank you!

    This is what i use to tint nitro. It's a solvent based glass paints. IMO, it works great, and a color palette gives endless options. This particular lacquer is known here as NC218.
    This is for the amber coat.

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  3. parkwood

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    And now a stand up comedy moment:
    this is my setup

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    I'm short of room and making 1-2 guitars in a year. So it is what it is. Though, looks funny to me also)
     
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  4. parkwood

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    Anyways, the burst is on, as are some of clear coats.

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    You might have noticed that i've added a little support underneath the neck extention. While neck was setting up under string tension, the bottom of the heel moved a bit. I could fit a paper between the heel and body's back. This hasn't happened right away. So, maybe wood had contracted, maybe (more likely) i've missed something about the joint. Anyhow, i hope that additional support will help a bit.

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    My 'gramil' helped a lot while scraping the binding. The lacquer had a tendency to chip - i should've started scraping it earlier. My scraper uses a piece of hacksaw blade.

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  5. oldrebel

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    That looks great!! I love it.
     
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    Mind blown.
     
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    She looks amazing!! Fantastic result so far
     
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    Love it! Nice playing too!
     
  9. El Tele Lobo

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    Man! That looks amazing! I want one!
     
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    Mr P, you sure know how to use a sprayer as well as tools for fixing old guitars. That is one beautiful guitar now. Once its put together and strung up I think you should do another video of you playing it.. S
     
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  11. parkwood

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    oldrebel,
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    You very kind, thank you!

    i'll think about it)
     
  12. parkwood

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    Gluing the neck

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    I'm backing myself up with the band clamp on the bottom of the heel. Required making a disposable holder.

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    Sanded to 800 grt
     
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    Looks amazing mate!! Such a fantastic job from start to (nearly) finish!
     
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    I’m amazed. Your craftsmanship and improvisatory skills are remarkable. A real pleasure to follow!
     
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    Kriticaster,
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    Thank you,

    Some more pics: sanded to 2000

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    Goooooosh I am AMAZED. Can’t wait to see the pic of the guitar ready to play, and to hear a clip. Wonderful job!
     
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    Amazing job!
     
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    Beauteous!!
     
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    I'm lost for words. That's come out stunning!
     
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    How is the pickup coming?
     
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