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christianSpaceman

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Jun 2020

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    Thanks - I think it was likely easier for me as I had the templates I'd used to cut all the cavities in the first place, so could cut the tape really accurately to fit them. It's not the best stuff to work with - you only get one shot before it loses its stickiness :)

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    Cheers dude - the figuring on the maple always looked good, but when I buffed it went absolutely crazy!

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    New guitar day :) I started building this in 2015, got close to finishing it and then put under the bed and forgot about it for a couple of years. Finished the wiring this morning - I always forget how tricky that is and get disappointed at how scruffy it looks when I do it :)

    It's a two piece swamp ash body, maple / ebony neck. Gotoh / Wilkinson hardware, completely standard wiring with Tonerider vintage pickups (cheap and good enough for the purpose for now). Rich did an incredible job on the body.

    It still needs a fret dress and set up, but I'm going to wait for Monty's to reopen their workshop for that. It's not actually playable until then, but happy to leave it in the corner for a little while looking pretty :)

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    Finally getting round to finishing a telecaster I started about three years ago...

    I love using copper tape to shield - it's not as smooth or neat as carbon paint, but looks so nice in the cavities - like a little future surprise to anyone that works on it down the line.

    Should be finished with this one tomorrow - just soldering to go.

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    Cool - thanks. I'll pass this time - good luck with selling!

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    Is the land rover a traxxas one? The trx4? I might be interested, but would depend on price

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    Lovely colour - that's going to look great. It really looks like there's a load of striping on the sanded bit of yours - almost like the previous finish was hiding it a bit?

    I've been talking to Rich the past couple of days about mine - he's a fantastic guy, had loads of conversations as we've gone along, and the work / tweaking of the burst he's done has been way beyond my expectations.

    I've got pictures of mine now the burst is finished, but going to wait till it's buffed before posting any more. It looks awesome though 😁

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    Forgive the question but assume it's real wear and tear rather than relicing? Either way that's a fantastic looking guitar.

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    I just had some pictures of my Les Paul back from Rich, who's lacquering it for me. It's not been cleared or polished yet - just colour.

    Man's a wizard - he's made the grain do something quite dramatic...

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    Looking good - lovely sharp line on that belly cut!

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