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    Talk about a happy mistake. Nice result .

    Talk about a happy mistake. Nice result .
  2. Thread: October GOTM

    by DarkMark
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    Ozzbike, Simon and Phoenix, I thought it would be...

    Ozzbike, Simon and Phoenix, I thought it would be one of you. Your guitars turned out great. Thanks for the comments and I would like to give Simon an honourable mention as he would of contributed to...
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    Simon is being modest. He is very knowledgeable...

    Simon is being modest. He is very knowledgeable and helpful, as are many other people here.
    Hello and good luck with your build.
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    Agree with Simon, thatís a menacing looking...

    Agree with Simon, thatís a menacing looking guitar.
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    Glue spot aside, thatís some nice staining and...

    Glue spot aside, thatís some nice staining and air brush work.
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    Sounds like you did what was best for old Missy....

    Sounds like you did what was best for old Missy. My old companion in my avatar got the sleep needle at the age of 15yo earlier this year.
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    Wow, thatís nice!

    Wow, thatís nice!
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    Sticky: Here is my GR-1SF modified to nylon string and my...

    Here is my GR-1SF modified to nylon string and my ES-3 with gold glitter inlay.
  9. Thread: October GOTM

    by DarkMark
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    Hi fender3x, nothing custom about the fretboard...

    Hi fender3x, nothing custom about the fretboard inlay. Thatís actually stock standard on these models.
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    You think this is sea cam? My boy had to do the...

    You think this is sea cam? My boy had to do the second take and youíd get sea sick watching it.
    Wow, thanks for the compliment and for watching.
    THIS is my favourite guitar! The lessons learnt from...
  11. Thread: October GOTM

    by DarkMark
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    Body is gloss poly. Neck is satin poly rubbed...

    Body is gloss poly.
    Neck is satin poly rubbed with 0000 steel wool.
    Fret board is stained with Japan brown and coated with satin poly.
    I really like the chatoyance in the headstock wood.
  12. Thread: October GOTM

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    Hi Folks, finally finished my custom ES-3. CTS...

    Hi Folks, finally finished my custom ES-3.
    CTS pots and push back cloth wire.
    TUSQ XL nut.
    Tonerider Alnico II Classic Humbucker.
    Floating rosewood bridge.
    Rosewood veneer pickup ring.
    Rosewood...
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    And some more.

    And some more.
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    Thanks guys. Here are the comp photos.

    Thanks guys. Here are the comp photos.
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    Youíre all winners when you finish your kits....

    Youíre all winners when you finish your kits.
    Nice work everybody!
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    I made a mistake on this take but Iíll try again...

    I made a mistake on this take but Iíll try again another time when I have more compliant help.
    https://youtu.be/pqT4iMRAJa4
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    Some perseverance has gone into this build. I was...

    Some perseverance has gone into this build. I was actually in agreement with Stuart D in starting over...I just didnít want to say it. That water based poly sure has a different feel about it, not...
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    Thanks Drew. Iíve been sick at home with the rest...

    Thanks Drew. Iíve been sick at home with the rest of the family on this cold wet day so I naturally spent my time setting her up as best as I can. Between two credit card and two credit cards with a...
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    Yes, get a thumb rest onto that post-haste. Looks...

    Yes, get a thumb rest onto that post-haste. Looks tops and youíve gone to so much effect in the finishing steps. Well done!
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    Thatís very cool. Nice demo, nice playing.

    Thatís very cool. Nice demo, nice playing.
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    Slowly, slowly getting there. Same issues as my...

    Slowly, slowly getting there. Same issues as my first build as I set the neck before I realised about the significant height difference between floating and screw in bridges. Missing some notes in...
  22. Thread: Hello!

    by DarkMark
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    Hello Seebass.

    Hello Seebass.
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    Fantastic veneer on this one. Looks like the...

    Fantastic veneer on this one. Looks like the wings of an angel.
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    Engineered rosewood fretboard treatments is...

    Engineered rosewood fretboard treatments is getting discussed in a tread here:
    https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=10853
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    I have no experience with maple, but I have...

    I have no experience with maple, but I have experience with engineered rosewood.
    I would go maple.
    Having said that and you still want to go down the engineered rosewood path, you will have to seal...
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