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    Beautiful build! You have a wonderful instrument...

    Beautiful build! You have a wonderful instrument to enjoy now. I will read through your thread -- I want to hear about everything including how much you like the sound of your guitar. Way to go,...
  2. Most definitely part of my plan.

    Most definitely part of my plan.
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    Sticky: Thanks for this Sonic. I will check it out and...

    Thanks for this Sonic. I will check it out and use it on the Forum.
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    What happened with Rokitrik?

    Well, I ended up buying the TL-1 kit and I am very pleased with the overall quality. Things got in the way however and I still haven't started the build. I was busy writing my first novel and...
  5. Thanks for the help!

    Very helpful Darryn. I am kicking around either using stain then poly rub-on satin finish or the rattle can acrylic method. So far as painting rattle can acrylic, I guess I could use rub-on poly to...
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    He uses a different product to stain the...

    He uses a different product to stain the fretboard and prep before wax. I agree with you and others here, the wax is not necessary. In the video, the tech makes that point too. I'm going to avoid...
  7. Thread: Mark's LPM-1E

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    Your guitar looks great. This is just the finish...

    Your guitar looks great. This is just the finish style I want on my TL-1 so I will be following closely. Thanks!
  8. Thank you for clueing me in on these important...

    Thank you for clueing me in on these important points. I'm showing my own ignorance as a newbie. I'm thinking of a stain and True Oil or Danish oil for the neck and fretboard -- forget painting the...
  9. Many thanks Simon. I've got more research to do!

    Many thanks Simon. I've got more research to do!
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    The video I linked above actually uses wax on the...

    The video I linked above actually uses wax on the fretboard. Based on what I've read on this thread, it may not be a good idea!
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    Thank you for your input, Ross. So, I could...

    Thank you for your input, Ross. So, I could finish the entire neck (I want to paint the headstock) with True Oil? That would be awesome since I plan to finish with TO over rattle can opaque acrylic...
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    Being in the USA, Dingo products cannot be...

    Being in the USA, Dingo products cannot be shipped via air. Do you folks know of other similar finish methods that are applied by hand?
  13. Acrylic rattle can paint plus True Oil for TL-1

    Greeting friends.

    I am considering options for finishing my TL-1 kit. Since I do not have paint spraying guns or compressor, I want to use opaque rattle can acrylic satin paint. If I could do it...
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    TL build company

    Greetings and welcome FCD.

    We are following a similar path. I just received my TL-1 kit and started my build diary here.

    You are right about the Forum community. I have received a ton of help...
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    Got it A-z. With some help from my friends in the...

    Got it A-z. With some help from my friends in the wiring forum thread, I'll check out the electronics. I looked them all over in the kit and it all looks pretty straightforward.

    Appreciate you...
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    Still haven't done my mock-build but I will soon....

    Still haven't done my mock-build but I will soon. I've been researching finishes and electronics and going wild in those forum areas. McCreed and fender3x have been really helpful there! Any case,...
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    Frickin' awesome reply, Mick! This really helps a...

    Frickin' awesome reply, Mick! This really helps a lot with my overall research on finishing options. I may even take on spray. I wonder, would a hybrid approach work? For example, work the...
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    The links are amazing, just what I needed f3x!...

    The links are amazing, just what I needed f3x! You be THE MAN!



    I'll check into that and probably have some questions for you.



    Based on what I saw in the videos you shared, I'm thinking...
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    Sticky: Wow!

    This is great Doc! Thanks for posting and sharing this info! I really need it.

    Cheers,
    rokit
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    I see. You've given some very good pointers f3x...

    I see. You've given some very good pointers f3x but a lot flies over my befuddled newbie brain. Do you know of a resource that gives me step guidance (with lots of those 1000-word images) that will...
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    I understand. Thanks brother!

    I understand. Thanks brother!
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    Maple neck finish?

    Great input Marcel, thanks. As you'll read in my post to McCreed, I am very interested in shellac with poly top coat. As you state, I could finish body and neck with the same process. What do you...
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    Shellac and Poly Topcoat

    Mick,
    So glad to read your post here and your guidance in my wiring thread as well. Excellent point on the drawback to FP. Doesn't sound like the right approach for my first build. Maybe FP is an...
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    McCreed, according to my DMM manual a continuity...

    McCreed, according to my DMM manual a continuity test can be performed, see first attachment. It cannot perform inductance tests but the 4070L advertises it does per the second attachment (note that...
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    Looks like I need the 4070L you recommend to test...

    Looks like I need the 4070L you recommend to test inductance in order to test the pickups. Thanks again f3x!
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