New partscaster done

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Lefty W., Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Lefty W.

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    1-piece mahogany body, cooked (torrified) flamed maple USACG neck, Rio Grande Dirty Harry pickups, Rutters bridge, 4-way switch.
     
  2. JuneauMike

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    Very cool. Does that pic have a filter on it? Does the body have binding around it? Sorta looks that way.
     
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    JM - I do have some sort of filter on the photo, as the original wasn't too clear. There is no body binding on this one. Maybe next time I'll try binding.
     
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    Nice and gritty-looking. The knurl on those knobs looks like Rutters -- are they?
     
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    Thanks. The knobs are Callaham.
     
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    Who did the finish? Looks fantastic!
     
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    Thanks, WindowSills. I did the finish. It was my first attempt at a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. I used rattle cans, and started over... twice.
     
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    What kind of problems did you run into?
     
  9. Lefty W

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    The technique of applying the white grainfiller over the black color, and maintaining the distinction between the two is a little tricky. The first time I tried it, I didn't get enough grainfiller in, and I didn't use enough sealer over the black, so the grainfiller looked mostly gray.
    The second time I tried it, I was a little too aggressive with the initial wetsanding, and I burned through the black in several spots. I should have become more familiar with the entire process on a piece off scrap before I tried it on the body.
     
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    I quite like that! Nice job!
    If you get a chance to post a few more pics from different angles, I'd love to see them!
     
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    That is killer looking - great job!!
     
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    Very nice, looks really good!
     
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    Tuff lookin'!
     
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    Here are some additional photos.
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    That doghair finish is killer, nicely done !
     
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    I love that mahogany body and that maple neck! Beautiful.
     
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    Thank you.

    I like Michael Stevens' term - 'late night TV finish.'
     
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    VERY nice....is the steel E/A saddle new to you? If so, how do you compare it what you were used to?
     
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    Actually, the E/A saddle is aluminum. To my (decidedly unsophisticated) ears, the AL saddle sounds a bit brighter, somewhere between brass and steel.
     
  20. El Tele Lobo

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    That's a SERIOUS looker! Nicely done!
     
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