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  1. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Hi All, After having a look at finish options...

    Hi All,

    After having a look at finish options for my body I have come across this product. This will be the first time that I am using a spray can and obviously there will be a learning curve....
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    At the end of the day your the one who needs to...

    At the end of the day your the one who needs to be happy with it. I see nothing wrong with a matte finish and in some cases actually prefer them. I like the last picture. My vote is do the whole...
  3. Thread: Hi from NZ

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    Good luck mate, looking forward to see what you do

    Good luck mate, looking forward to see what you do
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    I do like this shape as well

    I do like this shape as well
  5. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    A very thin burst added as I wanted to ensure...

    A very thin burst added as I wanted to ensure that as much of the fabric will be seen once the pickguard is on
  6. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Hi All, Applied a few coats of black acrylic...

    Hi All,

    Applied a few coats of black acrylic paint to the sides, need to burst in some black onto the front and back and if I have time this weekend will post some picís.

    Starting to think...
  7. Thread: First Build

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    Good luck mate - my first build was a T style!

    Good luck mate - my first build was a T style!
  8. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Sounds great troubadour, Great thing is there...

    Sounds great troubadour,

    Great thing is there are so many ways to do this. To be fair I probably wonít end up with a flawless finish as I am adding skills to this build that I simply am...
  9. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    I am going to try and blend in then sides with...

    I am going to try and blend in then sides with the front and back with some paint. I will put in a small burst on the front and back. Due to the colour of the fabric black will be the colour of...
  10. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Refinished back photo - happy with the placement...

    Refinished back photo - happy with the placement of the fabric and no level issues in the fabric even after pulling off the first attempt.

    Epoxy cured and no real orange peel to speak of after a...
  11. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    I hear you McCreed - I canít even play guitar and...

    I hear you McCreed - I canít even play guitar and I am onto my second build
  12. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    I wouldnít say clean - but clean enough. Will...

    I wouldnít say clean - but clean enough. Will post a picture of the back tomorrow with the fabric on it.
  13. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Hi All, Did some re-wiring today on the...

    Hi All,

    Did some re-wiring today on the control. Ended up adding a mini toggle switch to enable the 7 option mod to the get 2 additional tonal topics including all 3 pickups together and neck and...
  14. Thread: Burnt SG

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    Great work mate, looks amazing and canít believe...

    Great work mate, looks amazing and canít believe it too only 4 days. Wow!
  15. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Thanks Rolf, I actually just pulled the fabric...

    Thanks Rolf,

    I actually just pulled the fabric right off (although it did take some brute force) and I did get some wood tear out, however, nothing that sanding would not fix. I probably did this...
  16. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Thanks for the link :). Any help is welcome at...

    Thanks for the link :). Any help is welcome at this point in time. As in my first build I will try and go slow and if worse comes to worse I can sand the fabric off and finish it in a different style...
  17. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Hi All, Some small progress made with the...

    Hi All,

    Some small progress made with the bonding the fabric to the wood. I did this to the front and back of the guitar, however, there seems to be a problem with the back of the guitar. Main...
  18. Thread: GS-2Z First Build

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    I think the option with the wipe on poly and a...

    I think the option with the wipe on poly and a high grit sand paper would work to achieve a satin finish would be worth a try. That way you donít end up with a heap of different products and...
  19. Thread: GS-2Z First Build

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    Sounds like an interesting build. Great to have...

    Sounds like an interesting build. Great to have such a though out plan. Just a quick one - why not use the wipe on poly on the neck too?
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    Welcome - good luck with your build

    Welcome - good luck with your build
  21. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    The other option was a floral design only my...

    The other option was a floral design only my mother-in-law would use :)
  22. Thread: GST-1 second build

    by FCD
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    First attempt at the body

    So with the body sanded flat itís time to try and bond the fabric to the wood and start this build.

    So basic method was use some wood glue to stick the fabric onto the body of the guitar and then...
  23. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    So true! But all types make the world go round

    So true! But all types make the world go round
  24. Thread: GST-1 second build

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    Very true - didnít really cross my mind -...

    Very true - didnít really cross my mind - actually was trying to find something with a pattern on it but ended up likening this when I was there
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    Hey mate, Guitar is looking amazing btw. I am...

    Hey mate,

    Guitar is looking amazing btw. I am doing some research as I will be using a clear coat on my next build out of a spray can. I am concerned about runs and I havenít ever really used a...
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