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    Got to finally See Buddy Guy for the first time last night

    Living in the Chicagoland area I sometimes get spoiled with all the opportunities I get to see live music. I'm 39 now and have been suffering from a debilitating condition known as "OMS" (Old Man Syndrome) where I no longer want to go out, go to shows, be in crowds, drive long hours there and...
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    CARS TO GUITARS VOL#1: 1969 Pontiac G.T.O. in Liberty Blue Metallic

    I originally started another thread waaaaaaaay back in 2015, but I am finally ready to revive it after a long hiatus. So I am beginning a new thread here so I may continue to tell the tale... My Dad is into classic cars...American muscle cars, hot rods, etc...from '50s to early '70s...
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    Mixing Metallic Nitro Lacquer from Scratch

    I am in the process of refinishing two Gibson SG husks. Thread here I am currently shooting with a 5-stage Fuji Mini-Mite. I have used urethane automotive paint before with good results, but it is very expensive and I would like to keep the finish as close to 100% nitro as possible. Looking...
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    A Tale of Two Gibson SG Husks - My first expedition into refinishing

    A quick background: I began fiddling around with guitar building/finishing in 2010. My previous expertise was audio recording, so I spent most of my early years focused on my recording studio and video editing. I never was, nor never profess to be any kind of woodworker, craftsman or luthier. It...
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    Strictly Guitar Finishing: Trad Compressor Setup or HVLP Turbine?

    I have been dabbling in guitar finishing for the last 10 years and I really love it. Unfortunately, I have been bouncing between rental after rental, storage unit after storage unit after storage unit, apartment after apartment for years and haven't been able to find a suitable place to spray...
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    A "Real" Dog-Hair Finish: Attempting the "CoCo-Caster"

    Long time lover of TDPRI builds, but I have been out of the game for years now. I finally closed on my first home the day before New Year's Eve and now, FINALLY, I have space to work on guitars and shoot lacquer!!! I love guitar finishing. I don't know what it is about it, but I am borderline...
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    Making veneer fingerboards. Anyone here doing it?

    I am wondering if anyone has attempted/knows how/currently making veneer fingerboards? I am very curious about the process. Were the 60s-70s veneer boards on Fenders an actual veneer sheet that was heated and bent into a radius? Or is veneer just a term for a piece of rosewood (or maple)...
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    Broken Ball Hex Tip in Tele Truss Rod Nut

    Just traded a Strat for a 2011 Fender "Tele-bration" Empress Telecaster in Honey Burst. Put it on the bench and took off the strings to set up. Put in my brand new, never used Stew-Mac 1/8" hex wrench, pushed all the way until snug, turned it to the right and SNAP, the ball head broke off...
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    Problem with "Reverb Feedback" on '68 DRRI

    Hey all, wondering if someone has had a similar issue... I purchased a new Fender '68 Deluxe Reverb Reissue Silverface amp over a year ago. Overall I like it, but have had some issues with it... Big issue right now is the Reverb itself. It will "feed back." I can even unplug my guitar...
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    1969 Pontiac GTO into a 1969 Stratocaster

    OK...this is another build idea that I've had in my head for years that has been dragging ass... My Dad is into classic cars...American muscle cars, hot rods, etc...from '50s to early '70s (who isn't right?) Well....me....I am not into cars. I never caught on. I don't why, but I just never...
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    Oh no! Not Another Snakehead?!?!

    I purchased a Knotted Pine Snakehead body several years ago on impulse and it's been on and off the bench for years. Was originally going to dye it black to highlight the grain and then shoot transparent white over it, but I am having second thoughts... I purchased a Warmoth...
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    1967 Prototype Thinline Tele Build

    I bought the coffee table book "Fender: The Golden Age 1946-1970" about 4 years ago. Ever since I saw these pages in the book I've dreamed of building a replica: So last Christmas ('13) I ordered a custom body from a builder on eBay. I had him build close to the specs of the original...
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    "Solid Gold" Tele Fantasy Refin

    So I have another thread going about a Telemaster build for a friend in VA. I also had a Telecaster idea that coincided with that. Like the Telemaster, I actually started this build a year ago and intended it to be "interactive" with the TDPRI community, but just not enough time to post, build...
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    Telemaster Build for a friend w/photoshop render

    OK...so I was really going to hit guitar building HARD in the last year. I really wanted to get involved in the building community, start multiple projects and post all of my progress along the way here on TDPRI... ...and then that damn life got in the way...soul sucking office job, playing...
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    Consensus on a Spray Rig? What compressors and guns to use...

    OK. This forum has been wonderful and there is a ton of great info on here. However, I am still completely lost about what type of spray rig I should put together. My biggest question is the compressor. There has been much debate and I am trying to understand the factual information and...
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    Earlex Turbine HVLP System. Should I?

    I know this has been tossed around the forum a few times.... I have been doing the rattle can thing and I love finishing. But, it has been (as warned) costing me mucho $$$. I think I need a spray system. "My guy" at the local Woodcraft store showed me the Earlex HV5500 at the store...
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    Nitro Rattle Cans: ReRanch Vs. Gracey's

    Hey everyone. I am new to this whole thing (both the forum and guitar finishing) so please bare with me... I am trying out some different Nitrocellulose aerosol sprays. I want to compare how the different brands apply, what issues I might come across and to A/B the final results. I have...
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    Back Neck Profiles...what's your preference?

    Hey everyone...I am just curious to see what kind of neck profiles people are liking these days. I have found that one of the key points (for me at least) is the neck shape. If it's not comfortable in my hands...it's just another guitar... I know there a billion factors (nut width, scale...
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    Back Neck Profiles...what's your preference?

    Hey everyone...I am just curious to see what kind of neck profiles people are liking these days. I have found that one of the key points (for me at least) is the neck shape. If it's not comfortable in my hands...it's just another guitar... I know there a billion factors (nut width, scale...
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    Spray Booth / Spray Setup Area for first timer

    Well, it has become apparent to me that one thing this world lacks is guitars and people building their own...I have decided to combat that problem! I am going to do my first finish job. Just a Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard (keeping it simple for my first time) all aerosols. Problem...
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    Do I dare sell my Dr. Z Maz???

    Hey guys, still a "newbie" here joining the community...and sorry, my posts are going to be lengthy. I can't stop talking when it is regarding gear... I currently play through a Dr. Z Maz 18 NR 2x10 combo and love it. My band plays mostly straight Chicago-style blues, but with some blues rock...
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    Newbie from Chicago

    Hey Everyone! Another Newbie here... I thought I would join this forum to see if I wasn't the only seriously sick individual with a guitar habit. I have been really diggin' Teles as of late. Basically, I have mortgaged my savings and my future because of gear (I'm also into recording...




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