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Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Flakey, May 13, 2013.
Thanks for reminding me...I did and you're right!
BUT IT SOUNDS SSOOO GOOD.
I might just live with it.
I'll try the others!
Well its all in. The strings are on, intonation and neck adjusted.
Test run on my Hiwatt Custom 50 and Vox ac4tv yield a guitar that gets a chimey tone (think the opening of Tom Petty's American Girl) to rolling off the tone control to about 2-3 giving a Gimme Shelter sound. Not bad using an neck position P90 near the bridge.
With the Hiwatt, its Townsend all the way to early 1970s British tones (Think Humble Pie, The Faces, Bad Finger type of tones).
Thru my Fender HRD III with a C12 Jensen it can do the blues thing.
Precision guitar has done the set neck kit thing right! The fret work IS OUTSTANDING!!!
I didn't need to do any work to the frets installed on a high quality ebony fret board.
Follow the instructions and take your time and you really can't fail.
I hope this thread has been helpful.
You have done a great job !
glen smith and refin thank you for you kind comments.
Very nice flakey. Thanks for linking this build in the finely finished, or I would have missed it.
Get yourself some nice hidden set screws for that wrap tail & you're set. I think I have a bag here if you need.
Nice guitar! Well done.
Thank you. I'm really enjoying it.
SUPER job!Turned out really sharp,love the yellow!Here is a scratch build,I built in walnut.LOVE those"59's"!!!!!
Great work, thanks for sharing!
Brilliant! What were your costs (minus labor, of course)?
Off the top of my head:
in US dollars
Body, neck: $325.00
Shipping was quoted @ 45.00 but it came out lower.
All parts knobs $7.00
Pickup ? (had three laying around for years so I can say)
Reranch color about $22.00 w/ shipping
timbermate filler ( I had this around but if you had to buy a container)
8 oz. about $7.50 (You will have plenty left over for more projects)
1 spray can of Watcos lacquer $6.50
(I would spring for the extra $ 7.00 dollars and get Behlens instrument Lacquer. it builds quicker, sands out great, is more durable and you'll have plenty left)
pickguard was $25.00 (really like it and had to have it)
Pickup cover and truss rod cover were about $25.00 from Germany. (yes, cheaper ones can be
found but I wanted something different )
Bridge about $12.00 (I had this laying around too.)
If your going to do more than a couple of builds I would suggest these:
Micromesh were gifts from Xmas but they last a longtime as do the buffing pads. One pack is a bout $18.00 for 2 and I still have them.
Hope this helps and thanks for the compliments!
I'm thinking of doing a single cut Les Paul special in kind of a Mary Kay white this summer. I think I have enough parts laying around.
What did you finish the walnut in?
I put a hand-rubbed(10 coat)Watco natural Danish oil finish on,to be easily repairable.Thanks for asking.The walnut is 100 year old walnut,with a weight of 8lbs.9ozs.
A question about your Korina V build. I'm going to pick up one of these kits too and I like how the finish/color on yours turn out. I'm curious what you used to pore fill and did you use lear or tinted lacquer? Thanks.
Love the Junior build too, that turned out very nicely.
GAS...... oh god! ......GAS!
I mixed a light amber tint with water using trans tint. I MEAN VERY LIGHT!. It raised the grain slightly but I didn't sand after wards ( wanted to protect the color) Shot two coats (3 pass +1 coat) of Deft lacquer sanding sealer then sanded smooth to 400 grit (wets sand). Then mixed dark walnut timbermate pore filler. Scraped across the grain with a old plastic card to get most of the excess filler off then I used a damp cloth and wiped off the rest (again wiping across the grain!). Like I did in this thread. Let the water dry out overnight. Then shot my clear coat. really a quick finish. I used all rattle cans
Best Flying V ever. The pickups are S.D. 59 PAF in the neck and a JB in the bridge.
Super light. I may build another with a vibrola this summer.
Get the pickguard and V tail piece from Precision and save yourself the hassle sourcing your own. Follow their advice on the tuners too. The spacing is not at all like Gibson.
Its a great sounding guitar. contact me if you need any advice! Good luck.
Thanks for the kind comments everyone