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Discussion in '2015 TDPRI GSM Build Challenge' started by Guitar novice, Jun 11, 2015.
Wow, sounds good!
Well done. Awesome job
Impressive! Love it, makes me miss my acoustic.
Sounds pretty sweet, outstanding work!
what's the time check on this one?... 48 Days
Matt, killer job!
Matthew, Thank you for the education....What a special guitar.
Really great looking guitar and I enjoyed watching your build thread.
Thanks for all the great comments guys.
No more 3am wakeups to work on the guitar! I've caught up on a bit of sleep the last few days and ready to start tweaking the guitar.
There is not much to do.
Around the bridge I can see some steel wool that has been caught in the oil.
A chisel cleans that up pretty easy. I'll use a cotton bud with some oil to reapply some of the finish.
After playing the guitar for the last few days I notice that the profile at frets 1 to 3 is not quite right. Where the neck meets the fingerboard there is a bit of material to remove. I'll get that off with a scraper later tonight. It's only very minor but i've got time to get this guitar as best I can!
It's great to see everyones challenge guitar getting closer!
Another sound sample ready to go.
Wednesday i'll start getting a video together
tasty sound... great build Matt....
it sure gave us slab builders something to dream about....
Excellent work- sounds great!
Sounds as good as she looks!
Wow! Your playing has improved Matt! Sounds great mate.
yes, yes it does.
Thanks guys. Definitely doable with very little tools. Just need to be patient but its a great experience.
Thanks Dave. I wish that was my playing! There is a reason why you dwon't see me on the video. For my 3rd tdpri challenge video in a row i'll be having my teacher play. Amazing talent!
So i've been playing the guitar for a few days now.
The sound seems to be getting better. I guess this is what they call it when the guitar starts to open up. I'll be interested to see if my teacher notices any difference from last week.
While playing I notice that there is a bit more meat on the neck between frets 1-3 especially near the shoulder. It's very marginal but I can just feel it when playing (if I'm looking for it). Easy fix.. Get out the scrapers and a short ruler and take a bit off.
You can see some of the area that still has finish.
Next I sanded it up with 180 and then 360 grit paper. Then rubbed down with some danish oil.
Mucking around with some videos.
Here is a short video showing how I apply the danish oil. As you can see.. it's pretty easy. You will notice a small blemish just left of the bridge. I later sand this back and refinish. I think it was some glue that got attached to the top and wouldn't take in the oil.
The fact that you are tweaking this before the dealine is just awesome. You attention to detail is something else. great vid too!
This is outstanding. A beautiful instrument with a voice to match. Well done!