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    ES-1Q Semi-hollow Kit

    Hi guys,
    I received my kit today and looking at it.
    There are some things I will need to fix but as I am a beginner maker, suggestions will be great!

    -dent on the body
    -neck fits tight but there are bit of gap between the body and the fret board
    -rough binding cut
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    Neck fit looks similar to mine and several others being built. I used natural timber mate to fill the gaps where neck joined the body and it took the dark red stain quite well. If going natural you may need to find a better coloured filler to match the timber.
    As for the dent, some folk have success using a damp rag placed over the dent and then applying heat via soldering iron held to the damp rag.

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    Thanks for that. So glue the neck first and get fillers to fill up right?
    I will be using black so rest should be fine.

    But the ironing thing I did try but didn't work. So I guess I will just use fillers.

    Seems like I only have normal fillers, is there any difference between wood fillers and none one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielcstudio View Post
    Thanks for that. So glue the neck first and get fillers to fill up right?
    I will be using black so rest should be fine.

    But the ironing thing I did try but didn't work. So I guess I will just use fillers.

    Seems like I only have normal fillers, is there any difference between wood fillers and none one?
    What do you mean by normal fillers? Might be worth going to a hardware store and getting some wood filler then you will know it works. Timbermate perhaps or they will recommend something at the shop.
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    Woodfillers like Timbermate tend to shrink less than something like auto body filler if that's is what you mean. Timber is constantly expanding and contracting with the weather, so timber specific fillers will save you from cracks in your finish over time.
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    Thanks for that guys. I will get timbermate woodfiller for the dent.

    For the finish I am planning to do it black using wood stain.
    Will this 50ml be enough for whole guitar?
    And there are two different black, 'japan black' and just black. Anyone knows the difference?

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/feast-wa...ftint_p1520344

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    Is the binding sticking out in the f hole your concern? A trim with a fine saw and sand... or just sand if you don’t have the saw, should deal with that.

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    Hi daniel, I've used feast watson black on my latest build and after polishing every single finger print and mark is showing. It looks great but if i was too do a black guitar again id do a matt finish
    Good luck

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    Japan black is more of a tranparent black I think. They should have a sample board at the big green shed anyway.

    Adam, are you saying you don't want to drop over and polish my collection ( 6 black and a couple more black-ish )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedman View Post
    Japan black is more of a tranparent black I think. They should have a sample board at the big green shed anyway.

    Adam, are you saying you don't want to drop over and polish my collection ( 6 black and a couple more black-ish )
    I dont mind a good polish dedman, but you you should polish your own

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