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 #139072  by milobender
 Fri May 16, 2014 10:23 am
Pots, switches, jacks, posts. You know- "stuff"..... :lol:
Yep! :D good stuff! :smile:
This is off topic... apologies... volume, two tone, three pup coil select, OBEL in/out, Wald buffer/Blaster, Blaster gain, Blaster gain bypass, two jacks, LED, battery, bridge and tail...

 #139077  by ac4468
 Fri May 16, 2014 6:00 pm
I use Waterlox Original which is a tung oil varnish. Each successive coat burns into the last so no sanding between coats if you don't need to. I generally use 4 coats followed by 2 of Waterlox Hi Gloss. While it takes a while to dry between coats it is EXTREMELY durable. Enough for a basketball court. After it's cured a month or so you can rub it out nicely. It's not cheap but it's a foolproof finish that can be repaired as easily as wiping on another coat which will burn into the last. Plus no spray equipment! ... 4.jpg.html
 #139083  by James-T
 Sat May 17, 2014 8:49 am
That guitar is spectacular. Both are in fact. Learning a lot in this post!

Thanks for sharing guys!


 #139339  by TI4-1009
 Wed May 28, 2014 6:28 am
Fixed. Wow! Very nice.


 #139379  by tcsned
 Wed May 28, 2014 6:48 pm
Damn strumminturtle! That's a gorgeous guitar.
 #139380  by James-T
 Wed May 28, 2014 10:42 pm
That instrument is amazing! Stunning wood and craftsmanship.

Nice work! :-)

 #139390  by strummingturtle
 Thu May 29, 2014 8:25 am
The only work I did was build houses so I could pay for that baby. That is the creation of Andrew Olson. I visited his shop before my guitar got started. It was going to be all cocobolo but when I saw that piece of walnut it blew my mind and the grain pattern fit so well on the back. It has taken such a long time, but she is almost ready![img] ... -2.jpg/img]
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Man I never get the photos right
 #139404  by James-T
 Thu May 29, 2014 1:33 pm
Still really nice work and please let us see the final product. It's going to be strumming stunning.

What kind of tone are you going for and what was your inspiration for this particular guitar?


 #139406  by TI4-1009
 Thu May 29, 2014 1:57 pm

Photo tutorial:


Like Bobby says- it has to be "just exactly right"
 #139410  by strummingturtle
 Thu May 29, 2014 5:20 pm
james I have a couple Jerry style guitars that I use when playing Dead covers.
I have recently been playing in a funk band that is getting great reception around here and we have some good energy going. We have about ten originals and the bands we cover are The Meters, Isley Brothers, Sam and Dave, Bill Withers, The Bamboos,James Brown, etc. Oh yeah and we play Shakedown cause that fits well in our set list and sure enough that is when the dance floor is full.
So this guitar is for that vibe and who knows what else, I always wanted a hollow body. Shipping next week woohoo!
Sorry that this forum subject has taking a detour.