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Thread: FV-1G Custom Kit (1st Pitbull kit build)

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    FV-1G Custom Kit (1st Pitbull kit build)

    So earlier this year I placed an order for a customized FV-1G kit with the following specs:
    • mahogany body
      spalted maple body veneer
      mahogany neck
      set neck joint
      chrome hardware
      no pickups


    A few weeks ago I got the news from Adam that the factory got all the changes right except for the neck joint and sent me a photo of the kit to see if I would still want it at a very fair discount for the factory error.

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    After one look at the spalted beauty there I told him to send it across the Pacific post haste. I would have been to sad to see it offered up as a forum special deal.

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    Nice looking kit.. I'm sure others would have liked to see it as a forum special deal.. can't wait to see it complete..

    You going with a clear finish on that beauty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerdude View Post
    Nice looking kit.. I'm sure others would have liked to see it as a forum special deal.. can't wait to see it complete..

    You going with a clear finish on that beauty?
    Yes I'll be going with a clear finish on it. I'm thinking of using a walnut grain filler on the mahogany to get the back and neck a touch darker but I haven't completely settled on that yet.

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    That's a great Spalt top, I'm so glad you took it otherwise It may have ended up at my house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenWashie View Post
    That's a great Spalt top, I'm so glad you took it otherwise It may have ended up at my house!
    Yes I wouldn't want to be an enabler of anyone's GAS.

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    ooooh, thats going to be TASTY!
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    wow, no loss not having a set neck - and that top is awesome, this will look killer

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    awesome looking kit CGG. What is the error the neck holes are drilled ? Looks like its a set neck heel depth?
    ike your plans. Spalt on mahogany great combo !

    Is there a contol cover or are you going to make one ?
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    That is a very, very nice spalted top. Looks like an unblemished stripe down the middle which ties it all together really well. Would be a shame to cover too much of it with scratch & jack socket plates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    That is a very, very nice spalted top. Looks like an unblemished stripe down the middle which ties it all together really well. Would be a shame to cover too much of it with scratch & jack socket plates.
    Agreed Waz, it almost looks like it was made as a neck thru with that stripe or a multilam body.. gonna look killer..

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