Rosewood "Harrison" build

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  1. Marc Rutters

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    Hey walsty, the white glue is used to glue the nut in the nut slot, I use a tooth pic to apply so it don't get all over the place and only bout 1/2 drop twards the ends, if the fit is tight as it should be the glue will squash out the sides and spread over the bottom of the slot that's it. Also I put a squeeze clamp on it to keep it down till dry.
     
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    Thank you Thank you :cool:
     
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    Exactly well said sir.
     
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    There may be Teles out there that are just as stunning; but i've never seen one more stunning than this!!! the workmanship & aesthetics are of the highest order!!!! i'm gobsmacked!!!!! well done Marc!!!!! if l ever commission a custom built tele; i'll know where to go!!!
     
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    I am in the initial stages of my own Harrison Rosewood build and your expertise is greatly appreciated. A couple questions if you don't mind. Thank you in advance for your reply.

    What grit do you sand with at this point?

    What do you use for your pre grain filler lacquer?
    Does this take the place of sanding sealer?

    My research lead me to believe that sanding sealer was the final pre nitrocellulose application. Your excellent results seem to negate this.
     
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    I was told by a reputable craftsman of fine musical instuments that rosewood will need an application of vinyl sealer prior to the clear Nitro lacquer coats. Rosewood tends to be oily and the lacquer may flake off in a few years.
     
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    Hey actual size, there is a lot of oil in Rosewood so you want to get it knocked back from the surface. I sand to 220 grit then use a cotton painters rag wet but not dripping with alcohol, wipe the surface down let dry and repeat until the rags come out clean. Then pre grain filler is approx 50/50 lacquer and lacquer thinner sprayed 1 light coat with the surface clean of oils it will penetrate and seal then you grain fill and finish normally. Some say shellack as a sealer which is good as well.
     
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    Hey there Motor, vinyl sealer is a good pre nitro but the Rosewood surface still needs the oil cleaned off.
     
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    Thank you for the valuable information.

    What type of alcohol are you referring to?
     
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    Yes, acetone is my solvent of choice for that.
     
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    sounds?
     
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    Denatured not Bacardi ;-)
     
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    Acetone is good stuff too.
     
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    Recordings are done my son is doing the editing and he is pretty anal details orientated so hopefully this weekend.
     
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    Well the video is done short and sweet, my video skills lag next time I'll let my son handle that part but anyway,

     
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    Did you use Marc Rutters hardware? :lol: Seriously, great sounding guitar. I was talking to my woodshop teacher about this guitar the other day, and was saying how great it would be to have a rosewood guitar. Great guitar.
     
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    I'm a little late to the party here, but what a wonderful guitar! Thanks for sharing with us your obvious wealth of knowledge and skill... P.S, Can I have it??? :)
     
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    Great thread!

    How do you use the supermax machine for Routing the truss rod channel? Du you slide the neck under the bit, or does the bit slide across the neck?
     
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    Zzzzzzzzzombie Thread...........
     
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