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    But you can't guarantee that custom options are...

    But you can't guarantee that custom options are actually incorporated with these kits. Don't expect a different type of binding. No binding is fine, as are no holes - as long as you specifically...
  2. Laser printed decals should be fine with most...

    Laser printed decals should be fine with most finishes. Ink-jet printed decals are likely to be less ink-fast so they may run a bit into the finish. Jim's decal was a laser printed one.
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    The Hipshot Lites I procured for it are overall...

    The Hipshot Lites I procured for it are overall smaller and have shorter ears than the kit tuners (about 3mm shorter overall), so would have looked a bit more balanced. I drilled the holes in...
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    Looks really nice. Well done.

    Looks really nice. Well done.
  5. I've touched up finish blemishes with Sharpies. ...

    I've touched up finish blemishes with Sharpies. On top of a finish you get less variation in colour than on straight wood, but sometimes you need to bend a couple of colours and also use your...
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    Picture to save using the link:

    https://i.imgur.com/mpFaYev.jpg
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    Well, EB-2s certainly had elephant ear tuners,...

    Well, EB-2s certainly had elephant ear tuners, but ones with much shorter shafts, which help to balance the look more. They certainly are available, only just not with this kit.

    Paint them...
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    It won't be the pot type. You really want...

    It won't be the pot type. You really want audio/log for volume at the very least. I now use audio pots for both volume and tone. But it's very likely to be the selector switch - though that type...
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    It could do with some mayo and maybe a little...

    It could do with some mayo and maybe a little salad, but it's a nice sandwich nevertheless.
  10. Best of luck with the project! I saw the Ramones...

    Best of luck with the project! I saw the Ramones twice; Road to Ruin and End of the Century tours. Great band.
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    You've done that very nicely indeed. Well done! ...

    You've done that very nicely indeed. Well done!

    You may want to adjust those saddles slightly so that they are all sitting parallel to the bridge plate. When they are angled like that, you almost...
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    It's very hard indeed to make a light wooden...

    It's very hard indeed to make a light wooden case. The wooden case that came with my Fender DG Strat uses two suitcase style locks and one sprung latch, and it weighs about 3x the weight of the...
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    Don't forget to mark on the F-hole position on...

    Don't forget to mark on the F-hole position on the card, and route your wires around that, as you won't want them showing once the harness is inside the guitar.
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    You might be able to employ a 3D printer to make...

    You might be able to employ a 3D printer to make a sitar bridge for a guitar if you used the right material. Nylon might do, as Gibson used nylon for T-O-M saddles for a while.

    I wouldn't worry...
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    England's summer can be very variable these days....

    England's summer can be very variable these days. We can have a few weeks of dry weather when it gets to over 30įC/86įF followed by weeks of wet and fairly cold weather. Or it can be pretty warm...
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    Probably 2-3mm for a humbucker with the strings...

    Probably 2-3mm for a humbucker with the strings pressed down at the highest fret.

    It's OK to lower the humbucker so that it's level with the top of the ring, but you don't want it any lower.
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    Yes, Jim's a good long-term friend, known him...

    Yes, Jim's a good long-term friend, known him since 1974. But he does live a reasonable bit further from me than he used to, so it's not that easy to arrange meeting up. If necessary, I'm happy to...
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    That looks very nice indeed! High action at...

    That looks very nice indeed!

    High action at the 1st fret means that the nut string slots aren't cut deep enough.

    You have the options of:

    1) Removing the nut, filing the bottom down a bit,...
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    Sorry about that. You really needed to apply the...

    Sorry about that. You really needed to apply the decal after about 10 coats, then carried on with the other 20.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing, if rather frustrating. :D
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    Thanks, fender3x. Jim, what do you think?

    Thanks, fender3x. Jim, what do you think?
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    Definitely several coats. As Sonic says, decals...

    Definitely several coats. As Sonic says, decals are easily damaged and string-ends (just the process of removing old and fitting new strings) will scratch an unprotected decal to bits in no time. ...
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    Can you link to the particular Thomann page with...

    Can you link to the particular Thomann page with the gig bag on it that's identical to the one you ordered. Just for Jim's benefit. I'll be ordering some Thomann cases in a week or so when I get...
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    Go on, you know you want to do it... :D

    Go on, you know you want to do it... :D
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    Did you print the decal yourself or have you got...

    Did you print the decal yourself or have you got another one? I'd rub the area with maybe 1000 grit paper and try again.

    There are decal fixing solutions you can get. I've got some, but never...
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    It's all about the bridge. The only electric...

    It's all about the bridge. The only electric sitar bridge I can find is the GOTOH SB-5810-010, but that's £110 in the UK, currently AUD$220. I can't see any cheaper Asian versions around. ...
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