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Ultimate Modded Epiphone Wildkat

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by thecakeguru, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. GigsbyBoyUK

    GigsbyBoyUK Friend of Leo's

    Apr 30, 2008
    Peterborough, UK
    Good stuff. The neck shape is one of the best things about the current Epi range in my opinion. Personally I would hand sand it as much as possible, even if that takes ages, just to be ultra careful. I have ruined more than one guitar by careless use of electric sanders.
     
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  2. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Meister

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    Not good to learn about your hand! On mine I used two tuneomatic bridges but they were useless and they move front and back with the tremolo and never have good tuning stable so then I bought a roller bridge cheap from China and it worked extremely well with a little lubrication. No big lose with tone and sustain if at all.
     
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  3. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    And here we go, ready for first coat of tru oil
     

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  4. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    Oh this is looking so much better then that awful orange finish. 2 coats of tru oil now. Will sand tomorrow, and apply another coat. Really liking it so far. And on another note, my abalone inlays showed up today :)
     

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  5. CFFF

    CFFF Tele-Meister

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    Looking good!

    Will you mirror the top paint finish on the headstock?
     
  6. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    Installed abalone inlays. That was a bit trickier then i thought, and not as clean as I hoped, but its not too bad ;-)
     

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  7. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    Probably not. Unsure how that would look. Thinking it might be too much.
     
  8. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    All the body sanding is finally finished. Shooting primer hopefully tomorrow
     

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  9. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    Paint finally came today. Its been a busy week so havent got around to priming yet. Im so excited to see this flake on the guitar. As always, ridiculously difficult to photograph how cool this looks!
     

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  10. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    Ok better picture in the sunlight. Whoa!!
     

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  11. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Very nice, not DPP, but very nice.
     
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  12. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Waaaanntt..... Glitter...... Hit me!
     
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  13. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    Its prime time!!!
     

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  14. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    And primer on.
     

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  15. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    Had to do some more sanding, and rough fit the hardware and pickups. Had to make a little extra room in the neck pickup cavity to get things to line up right. Holes for pickup ring screws were drilled. Its getting close folks. Few more days and i'll have picture of that glitter on the guitar!
     
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  16. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme gimme gimme gimme that flake!
     
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  17. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    Ended up doing a second primer coat, and more sanding. We did some test strips today messing around with the flake and midcoat paint. Me and my painter decided we are going to spray some mid coat, and sprinkle the flakes on, then bury in midcoat, then nitro clear finish. We really liked the look of the flake sprinkled on. Cant wait to see this finished. I know some of you all have coated guitars like this, right?
     
  18. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
  19. thecakeguru

    thecakeguru TDPRI Member

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    Aug 18, 2014
    outside atlanta, ga
    You asked for it, here we go. Im so stoked right now. This is so rad.
     

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  20. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Albany
    That is SO! COOL!
     
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