A gold watch... kinda

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  1. Barncaster

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    Peas in a pod Rick!
     
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    Thanks, Deeve!

    Thanks, Nick. I'm a big fan of laminated necks, especially when using figured wood.

    Thank you

    Thanks, Rob!

    I hadn't even noticed that :lol:

    Thanks

    Thanks, Rick. Again, the pics make it look much better than in person. The top coat was full of micro scratches, and I had a few "pot holes" from not getting the base coats leveled properly.

    Yeah, you made a really good point in your earlier post about there being too much going on with the gold knobs.


    A little update. I was trying to get it done by Friday so I could give it to him, and I was going to get the wiring done on Tuesday. Well, I get home after a long day at work, but I was excited to get the wiring knocked out. The body has been sitting on my workbench on an old tshirt since that last pic was taken so that it was out of the way of anything that might harm it. Well, in an ever-increasing case for me being an idiot when it comes to finishing, I guess my lacquer wasn't cured enough, and when I flipped the body over to gain access to the control cavity, I noticed that there were several major impressions/flaws now in the lacquer from where the shirt seams must have been. :cry::cry: Immediately my energy left, and I had to fight the urge to smash the body or run it through my band saw like the ill-fated blue guitar from a few years ago. I mean, he doesn't even know about this guitar, so he'd never miss it, right?

    I'll try to sand out the imperfections first, but if that fails, I guess I'll be shooting more lacquer this weekend. Man, I REALLY HATE finishing!
     
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    Uggggggggggggggh!!!!!!
     
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    Unplug the band saw.

    I hate the finishing part as well. It's called finishing but its like it never finishes.
     
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    Crisis averted. I was able to wet sand the marks out, so all is good. I've got it wired up and should be attaching the neck and mounting the tuners tonight in preparation for cutting the nut and finishing setup tomorrow. At this point, I just want this stupid thing out of the shop :lol:.
     
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    That is great news!
     
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    Nice Rog.

    Wondering how you could sand out the marks if the lacquer was soft enough to get them in the first place. But then......I wonder about stupid stuff like that.

    Looks great - he's gonna love it.
     
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    I kinda wondered something along the same lines. This lacquer gets hard enough to sand pretty quickly, so I figured it could withstand being laid down on a soft surface with no real risk. It had been drying for at least a week. :confused:
     
  9. RogerC

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    She's all done! I'm on my way to band practice now where I'll be giving it to him. I've got quite the anxiety going right now. I'll post up a few more pics later this evening.

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    That looks fantastic Roger.
     
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    Another beautiful piece of art Roger! Bet it sounds and plays as great as it looks.
     
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    That is a very nice gift and what a cool jesture of you to do that for him. Just goes to show that there's still good people in this world ;) Kudos! I'm thinking of building a strat for a friend of mine who doesn't have much $ and currently plays on a cheap, chinese, knock-off that gets him by but he really needs something better and I want to do it for him. Just cause he's a good friend and he doesn't have much... so... I'm gonna make him a strat to knock his socks off, and give it to him for Christmas this year ;)
     
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    Beautiful! Well done Roger.
     
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    Thanks, John!

    Thanks a bunch, Craig. I'm really happy with how well this one plays. I attribute that to my neck jig, the laminated neck, and using the Richlite fretboard. Everything is so stable.

    Thank you. Yeah, there's nothing like using your skills and talents for someone else. Seriously. I typically try to build one for charity every year as well.

    You'll get more satisfaction out of building that one for your friend than if you'd built one for someone famous.

    Thank you, Andre!
     
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    Here are the rest of the beauty shots:

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    I can't wait to hear about his reaction!!!! What a way to kick off a Friday evening!!! Holy Moley that thing is stunning.... wow...
     
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    Wow.....
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    That came out very nice!!!
     
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    That is one truly blessed retiree :D
     
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