Page 1 of 15 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 145

Thread: Wazkelly's EX-5

  1. #1
    Overlord of Music wazkelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Caloundra West, Sunshine Coast Qld
    Posts
    4,953

    Wazkelly's EX-5

    Box of goodies arrived and looks like everything is in there.

    Will need to use a proper camera throughout the build as these were done on iphone 4 and when resizing files it didn't turn out so good.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-23 17.50.23 (480x359).jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	130.5 KB 
ID:	5111Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-23 17.51.07 (480x359).jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	136.0 KB 
ID:	5112Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-23 17.57.18 (480x359).jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	140.9 KB 
ID:	5113
    Last edited by wazkelly; 08-09-2015 at 06:43 PM.

  2. Liked by: DMorrison

  3. #2
    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    13,559
    looks good Waz, do a full mock build to make sure it all fits together and all the parts are there.
    Whats your paint/stain plans so far ?
    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

  4. #3
    Overlord of Music wazkelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Caloundra West, Sunshine Coast Qld
    Posts
    4,953
    Thanks wokkaboy.

    Mock build was good and everything seems to fit right. Being first time build no doubt there will some unexpected surprises along the way.

    Ordered outback sunset but thinking of speaking with DB about a special blend with Cooloongatta Gold as wanting to replicate the classic Korina look. The Basswood body has a little bit of decent grain to show off and was not keen on doing a solid paint colour to hide what I hope will be a piece of art when finished. (Hope it plays and sounds good too!)

  5. #4
    Overlord of Music wazkelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Caloundra West, Sunshine Coast Qld
    Posts
    4,953
    First day sanding the body. Found a few dings, marks and glue spots to sand out.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-26 14.52.53 (359x480).jpg 
Views:	22 
Size:	138.7 KB 
ID:	5114Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-26 14.53.01 (359x480).jpg 
Views:	32 
Size:	100.4 KB 
ID:	5115Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-26 14.53.07 (359x480).jpg 
Views:	25 
Size:	136.9 KB 
ID:	5116Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-26 14.53.16 (480x359).jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	109.9 KB 
ID:	5117Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-26 14.53.41 (480x359).jpg 
Views:	24 
Size:	111.8 KB 
ID:	5118

  6. #5
    Overlord of Music wazkelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Caloundra West, Sunshine Coast Qld
    Posts
    4,953
    More sanding.

    End grain on the back edge shows a deep crack that had been filled poorly and took lots, and lots, and even lots more sanding with 180 & then 240 to finally make it less noticeable. same with glue joints front and back as the body looks like 3 bits of wood glued together before being machine cut into the Explorer shape. Pretty standard stuff as that seems to be how Gibson do it and the main trick will be trying to hide the glue joints when finishing off.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-26 14.53.45 (480x359).jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	126.4 KB 
ID:	5119Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-08-26 14.53.58 (359x480).jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	112.6 KB 
ID:	5120
    Last edited by wazkelly; 08-09-2015 at 07:07 PM.

  7. #6
    Overlord of Music andrewdosborne's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Sydney, NSW
    Posts
    2,714
    Waz, nice parcel of goodies there. Plans for this sound good. Keep at the sanding, do some more, then some more and a bit more for good measure. I've just finished a rather long session on my TL-1 basswood body and going the extra mile makes the difference.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Current (Active) Projects
    #1: JB-4M http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6799
    #2: SGJM
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7509
    #3: Non-PBG Tele Resurrection http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7824
    #4: Franken J-Bass (thread to follow...)

  8. #7
    Overlord of Music wazkelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Caloundra West, Sunshine Coast Qld
    Posts
    4,953
    Thanks Andrew. Just wondering what grits and finish you used as some of the forum threads warn against going too smooth if intending to stain.

  9. #8
    Overlord of Music andrewdosborne's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Sydney, NSW
    Posts
    2,714
    For my current basswood project, I used 120, 150, 180 then 240. I may go to 320 but no more. I always start a bit heavier as it cleans up machining marks a bit quicker.



    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Current (Active) Projects
    #1: JB-4M http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6799
    #2: SGJM
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7509
    #3: Non-PBG Tele Resurrection http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=7824
    #4: Franken J-Bass (thread to follow...)

  10. #9
    Overlord of Music wazkelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Caloundra West, Sunshine Coast Qld
    Posts
    4,953
    Thanks Andrew, good tip.

  11. #10
    Member KurtSlash123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    186
    I wanted to do one of these kits, just getting the motivation to order one, and the patience for it to arrive. Super keen to see how this turns out bro! Looks like you've done a good job so far.
    For some things, some times, it's the same time all over the world, and I think we know what time that is...

Page 1 of 15 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •