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COMPLETED : Guitar Novice's TDPRI 2015 GSM Challenge

Discussion in '2015 TDPRI GSM Build Challenge' started by Guitar novice, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. lbridenstine

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    Wow, sounds good!
     
  2. Dasher

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    Well done. Awesome job
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Impressive! Love it, makes me miss my acoustic.
     
  5. DrASATele

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    Sounds pretty sweet, outstanding work!

    what's the time check on this one?... 48 Days :eek: :cool:

    Matt, killer job!
     
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    Matthew, Thank you for the education....What a special guitar.
    Wade
     
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    Really great looking guitar and I enjoyed watching your build thread.
     
  8. Guitar novice

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    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.

    Matthew
     
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    There is not much to do.

    Around the bridge I can see some steel wool that has been caught in the oil.

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    A chisel cleans that up pretty easy. I'll use a cotton bud with some oil to reapply some of the finish.

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    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!

    Matthew
     
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    tasty sound... great build Matt....

    it sure gave us slab builders something to dream about.... ;)
     
  12. I_build_my_own

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    Excellent work- sounds great!
     
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    Sounds as good as she looks!
     
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    Wow! Your playing has improved Matt! :lol: Sounds great mate.

    DC
     
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    yes, yes it does.
     
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    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!


    Thanks guys
     
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    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.

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    Next I sanded it up with 180 and then 360 grit paper. Then rubbed down with some danish oil.

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    Cheers

    Matthew
     
  18. Guitar novice

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    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.




    Cheers

    Matthew
     
  19. DrASATele

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    The fact that you are tweaking this before the dealine is just awesome. You attention to detail is something else. great vid too!
     
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    This is outstanding. A beautiful instrument with a voice to match. Well done!
     
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