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Thread: ES5V first build

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenWashie View Post
    I love a good satan finish but having to get the WHOLE coven together to properly consecrate a guitar. And then you've got to find the Virgins and the Satyrs...those Satyrs are just terrible at keeping appointments y'know?

    It's just easier to do it in a gloss finish,
    Thanks for the heads up. Iíll pack away the ouija board...for now.

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    For a good even finish, even with satin, you will eventually need to build up enough finish so that you can sand it so that everything is flat with no glossy pits or dips. It's what separates an OK finish from a great one. I'd go for at least a near gloss polish before sanding with steel wool. I do think that it gives a better more random looking satin finish than a high grit-number Micromesh gives, though that itself isn't bad.

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    Ok, Iíll keep laying it on.

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    Five more layers of Tru Oil and the first 1500 wet sand complete. Iíve decided to keep the body gloss finish.

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    I think it's the easier option in a lot of ways.

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    Well, I tried to match up the colour of the white scratch plate purfling with the cream purfling of the guitar with some golden teak. It looked ok under artificial light, but in daylight the difference was obvious. I couldnít live with myself as it was so I ordered cream purfling and rebuilt the plate. The original plate was only stained with black rather than the golden teak/cedar/black of the guitar body, which showed up in the lighter section of the wood...not as big a deal as the purfling colour mismatch, but corrected that in the new plate. As you can see (or maybe not) the new plate is looking a better match. New plate is the top one.
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    Have to agree that gloss is easy to achieve with TO.

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    Second 1500 wet sand complete. Gloss it shall be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    Gloss it shall be.
    Doh!! I was looking forward to satan.

    never mind .

    cheers, Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by king casey View Post
    Doh!! I was looking forward to satan.

    never mind .

    cheers, Mark.
    Olí Sootyfoot might like them glossy too.
    Current:
    New/Replacement Scratch Lapsteel
    ES-5V

    Completed:
    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

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