Any which way but telecaster

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  1. restorationad

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    This is why I hate using CA for a sealer. Big yellow discoloration. There are also yellow streaks on the front and it gums up the sand paper really quick.

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    3 coats of clear before going to the color. This way I can level it before the burst without worrying about cutting through.

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    After leveling we get ugly.

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    Sanding out the red witch II.

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    Time for decals. No more water slide decals for me.

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    Lets get oil

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    that red witch is one pretty guitar... looks like it should be a stealth bomber or something :)
     
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    Getting some 54 strat clones built and a set of Quarterpounders (because of the .25" A5s)

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    Getting the control plate and pickguard fitted.

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    I am using stainless steel flat heads instead of philips because I want a vintage look.

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    I know I said I don't do repairs but I got this classical Breedlove for pennies. It had a huge crack in the top and several loose braces.


    Couldn't find a baloon so I used a nitrile glove as a clamp for loose braces after working some glue under the braces.

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    Watching the clear dry on this one. I am going to scuff the surface tomorrow to help speed the process

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    Control plate for the Red Witch.

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    Time to assemble the Blackguard.

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    I have not found any lightweight .25" shaft knobs for it yet. I have got to have some somewhere...

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    The "tone bar" style string retainer was the last piece to cut out on the CNC. I am going to make the string cups smaller on the later models. Originally I was still going to use string ferrels but there is no point.

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    So it has been a slow day?
     
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    Yeah... I had a few hours to kill ;)

    Seriously I had 2 days off to myself (wife was working kid at school) before T-day and just killed them in the shop.

    I code for a living... I relax in the shop.
     
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    I like the stealth bomber reference. I was thinking the same thing when I took the picture.
     
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    Wrapping up.


    Finishing up things for 2013


    Working on a few sets of humbuckers.

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    Fretdress on Red Witch II

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    Final work late at night up against the Christmas shipping deadline

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