Saturday, August 13, 2011

S908_1 Strings and things...

I think this thing has too many strings... The long scale makes tuning low easy.

The pickups are a bit different than I wanted. Getting A8 magnets long enough for 8 string pups is too expensive so I used C8s. The pickups have a seymour duncan distortion sound to them instead of the diablo sound I wanted. I still have work to do on them though so hopefully I can tame some of the ceramic overtones before we are done.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

D506_1 Stain

And now for something completely different. Black sand back and Orange destroyer... I am aiming for the Bengal tiger look.

S906_4 Clear...

More shots of a guitar getting clear... final buff coats went on today. After it cures we oiled the neck, buff, fret dress, and assemble.

Monday, August 1, 2011

S906_3 Finishing despite the weather

First coats of lacquer.

S906_4 Headed to finish

Knots sealed and clear is going on. The constant thunderstorms have been a real pain as it makes it too humid to paint.

S908_1 Pickups started...

Pickups started. Going with bloodwood bobbins.

Random Telecaster update...

Couple of coats of clear.

V706_1 First coat

One coat.

D506_1 On its way

Ended up recessing the Kahler. I have no idea why I put a kahler on my guitar... I just never use tremolos. Everything is installed and set up now. Time to take it apart and get ready for finishing.