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    PBG Build #3 ES-1S

    Couple of quick pics of my new baby.
    I am very, very pleased with this.

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    Plans are for a cherry red stain and I ordered the kit with gold hardware.
    I have got the neck masked in preparation for fret level and polish so will post some mock build pics once I have finished that

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    That's certainly a spectacular grain pattern. Interesting to see how it comes out.
    Build #1, failed solid body 6 string using neck from a scrapped acoustic (45+ odd years ago as a teenager!)
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    Looks absolutely spectacular.

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    Scored big time on that veneer top! Look forward to seeing how that turns out.
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    That's one of the best veneers I've seen on here, what are the plans?
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    Now I think of it, it reminds me of the original Dr Who titles animation from the 60s.

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    Was that part of your childhood cultural scene?
    Build #1, failed solid body 6 string using neck from a scrapped acoustic (45+ odd years ago as a teenager!)
    Build #2, ugly parlour semi with scratch built body and ex Peavey neck
    Build #3, Appalachian Dulcimer from EMS kit
    Build #4, pre-owned PB ESB-4
    Build #5, Lockdown Mandolin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Mountain View Post
    That's one of the best veneers I've seen on here, what are the plans?
    Just going to build it with stock hardware for now with a view to upgrading pickups and electrics once I know it is playing well.
    Frets have been levelled and crowned (with super-cheap ebay file which proved a very worthwhile investment) - just need some wire wool and polish to finish the job.
    Main concern is to do justice to the top.
    I am doing it with Wudtone Cherry Flamenco. Cherry red is the colour for an ES right Hopefully that will bring the grain out nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Now I think of it, it reminds me of the original Dr Who titles animation from the 60s.

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    Was that part of your childhood cultural scene?
    Ha ha - the resemblance is uncanny.
    I was never a fan of Doctor Who but growing up in the UK in the 60s and 70s couldn't escape it infiltrating into my subconscious

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    My 6YO says it looks like lions fur. Any which way you slice it, itís pretty special.
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