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    Hope it plays and sounds as good as it looks....

    Hope it plays and sounds as good as it looks. Nice work 👍
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    Nice! And no tyre marks on it.

    Nice! And no tyre marks on it.
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    Oh no. I once did that collecting mail from my...

    Oh no. I once did that collecting mail from my house when it was for sale. Drove back to find my bills scattered down the street. Take a drive back there and you may find it.
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    Yes, hopefully I was using the same end of...

    Yes, hopefully I was using the same end of string, haha.
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    Ok, I just measured the sides and there is no...

    Ok, I just measured the sides and there is no short side. I assumed the cut away added extra length to the side. Thatís pretty funny.
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    Yeah, stoked about getting that job out of the...

    Yeah, stoked about getting that job out of the way so early.
    The timber does look good, one of the sides does get very thin at one end, but if I make that the shorter side I think I could get away...
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    PaintÖPAINT? Iíve just started my 3 month long...

    PaintÖPAINT? Iíve just started my 3 month long service leave but the first two weeks married up with the school holidays. Still, I managed to remove and redo the bathroom tile grout during that time...
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    Iím not going to pretend to be a timber expert,...

    Iím not going to pretend to be a timber expert, but I agree with what Simon said. Back, neck and sides have arrived. Next week the kids will be back at school 😉
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    Arrived with 12Ē radius and fret slots cut. I...

    Arrived with 12Ē radius and fret slots cut. I feel like such a cheat 🤫
    Australian Guitar Timbers are helping me out. Iíve always liked the look of their stuff. Lesson learned, contact the provider...
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    Fret board has arrived.

    Fret board has arrived.
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    Thanks guys, Iíll follow this up.

    Thanks guys, Iíll follow this up.
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    Ok, top wood is sorted. Iím having trouble...

    Ok, top wood is sorted.
    Iím having trouble sourcing timber for neck, back and sides.
    Stewmac doesnít tell you the products are unavailable until you click into the productÖa bit disappointing...
  13. Thread: ES-5V Build

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    How high at the bridge? You might be able to...

    How high at the bridge? You might be able to modify bridges like I have. Another think to consider is how high will the tail piece be raised off the top. Iíve discreetly attached a little rubber...
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    Book matched images

    Scouting around for book matched timber Iíve come across some interesting images like this one which resembles an animal head. Thought it might make an interesting thread.
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    It will probably be ok for a light sand, but take...

    It will probably be ok for a light sand, but take it easy.
    Check for glue spots.
    Check the neck angle to bridge with a straight edge.
    Simon Bardon is currently building a ES model for a friend....
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    Thatís a nice looking V. Weíll done! 👍

    Thatís a nice looking V. Weíll done! 👍
  17. Thread: Lefty ES-1GL

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    Currently itís in a polished state. Iíd give it a...

    Currently itís in a polished state. Iíd give it a sand to give the next layers some key to grip to and start layering again.

    Edit: I would give it at least a week before wet sanding between...
  18. Thread: Lefty ES-1GL

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    Depending on how many layers of poly are on there...

    Depending on how many layers of poly are on there , it might be worth sanding back and adding more coats. Repeat until level. You donít want to accidentally sand all the way back to wood as the pits...
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    I see. Click on the guitar and it shows you the...

    I see. Click on the guitar and it shows you the issue. Some easy remedies for a good discount. Unfortunately Iíve got other projects on the go.
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    Some sage advice from McCreed above, those divots...

    Some sage advice from McCreed above, those divots need to be sanded out. I would certainly recommend at least 4 weeks drying time. Just out of curiosity how many coats of poly did you wipe on? (I...
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    I once came across one of my guitars while...

    I once came across one of my guitars while searching for inspiration on images. Itís a funny experience.
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    Youíre a good friend building a kit for your...

    Youíre a good friend building a kit for your mate. I would of like to of seen a stain attempt first, but alas, itís not my guitar. Good catch on the neck profile. I hope they sort out the ES kit neck...
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    I wonder whatís wrong with those ES-3ís? Asking...

    I wonder whatís wrong with those ES-3ís? Asking for a friend.
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    Graaaiiinnn.

    Graaaiiinnn.
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    More photos..

    More photos..
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