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    My first build- GS-2Q.

    Hey guys!
    I received my new GS-2Q kit a few weeks ago now, but due to TAFE and work I have been unable to get to it.
    TAFE finally finished up today, and work has slowed down due to the current situation effecting us all, so finally I can sit down and begin my build!
    My plans are to stain the top blue, with the back and sides stained black. Ill swap the nut out for a Graphtech and change out the pickups for a set of Zakk Wylde Signature EMG's that are currently living in my old Schecter. I'm hoping to upgrade the machine heads to some locking ones but will see what funds allow.
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    Welcome to the forum and good luck with the build
    Eugene.
    First Build: IB-4
    Second Build: DHB-5
    Third Build: ESB-4
    Forth Build:GBJ-4

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    1st things 1st. While going over the guitar I noticed 2 cracks in the fretboard. 1 going through the 1st fret and 1 covering the 19th-23rd fret. It looks like they have had some ebony dust glued into them, but they are still quite open. I'm thinking of wicking some superglue into the cracks and then scraping them flat, but if there is something else I can do, please feel free to let me know. Also, the neck angle in the pocket seems steep to me. I haven't installed the bridge and done a check with the 1st & 6th string yet, but just eyeballing it, it seems very steep. Has anybody experienced this with their kit before?
    Anywho, aside from thos couple of issues the kit looks great, and I can't wait to get stuck into it.

    Edit: Thanks Whizgig
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    hi try coloured in black epoxy resin better than cyano in time

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    Thanks gonz. Ill give that a shot.

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    Today I decided to carve away some of the wood around the top and bottom cutaway's to increase access to the dusty end of the fretboard. The main aim was to remove material from the bottom cutaway to make using the upper end of the fretboard more comfortable, and then I decided to carve away some of the top cutaway to make it all flow a bit better. There is still a lot of sanding to do, but I am happy with the results so far.
    I forgot to take a picture of the bottom cutaway before I started, but photographed the top for a comparison.
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    It's amazing what just a small amount of extra chamfer can do to upper fret access and playability. Good work.

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