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Thread: ES-3 second build custom.

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    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
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    Iím 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 donít 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 youíll go mad.
    Current:
    AST-1FB

    Completed:
    First Act ME276 (resurrected curb-side find)
    ES-5V
    Scratchie lapsteel
    Custom ST-1 12 String (to be converted to 6 string)
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    Baritone
    Scratchie 12 string
    Open D/Standard Double 6 twin neck

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    otherwise youíll go mad.[/QUOTE]

    Too late Iím 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, havenít done much with it lately. Decided I couldnít 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 Iím already liking what I see.
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