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    I’m going for gold!

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    I think it looks more like a vintage guitar with the gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blinddrew View Post
    I think it looks more like a vintage guitar with the gold.
    I don’t need much convincing. The new tailpiece looks good and I want to move on with my life.

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    The wood looks great, but my patience would have run thin long ago and ditched it for another option. The gold looks good. Like of said before, often the guitar has different plans than the builder does. In the end you have to let it be what it wants to be, otherwise you’ll go mad.
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    First Act ME276 (resurrected curb-side find)
    ES-5V
    Scratchie lapsteel
    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

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    Baritone
    Open D/Standard Double 6 twin neck

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    otherwise you’ll go mad.[/QUOTE]

    Too late I’m afraid.

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    Time to get this one finished. Drilling holes and installing hardware. Managed to lose the screws for the tuners along the way but luckily had suitable gold screws about the place. Chopping up and combining bridges once again to make something with a low enough action. Looking forward to playing with a cut away once again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMark View Post
    Time to get this one finished. Drilling holes and installing hardware. Managed to lose the screws for the tuners along the way but luckily had suitable gold screws about the place. Chopping up and combining bridges once again to make something with a low enough action. Looking forward to playing with a cut away once again.
    Really nice work DM!


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    Thanks FW, haven’t done much with it lately. Decided I couldn’t stand the fretboard colour any longer and need to match up the colours. Board sanded and cleaned with methylated spirits ready for staining. I know satin wipe on poly is an option to seal it after staining, but what about lemon oil? I have both. Pros and cons anyone?

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    One coat of Japan Brown on the fretboard and I’m already liking what I see.
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    Two coats of brown on the fret board nice and dry. Brought some satin poly to cover it this morning. It was taking a long time to dry so I put it outside to dry in the sun and wind. I go to bring it back inside to find a bird had gone and pooped on the fretboard. Luckily no lasting damage done.

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