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    Mentor ozzbike's Avatar
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    Cool Number 36 is happening.

    I did it again, another bargain bin swoop.

    https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/...ustom-special/

    The headless kit has always interested me. This one has a Mahogany body with a very interesting Zebrawood veneer.

    I ordered three mini CTS 500 k pots, a switchcraft jack socket, and some white vintage push back wire.

    I may have to seek out a recessed Tele style jack socket in black.

    But, other than that this one will be stock and pretty natural. The Zebrawood has a nice tone to it...so no sanding and no filling. The mahogany body will get sanded to 180 grit, then multiple timber mate mahogany treatments. The neck is maple and may just get sanded to 180 and the a timbermate mahogany to closer match the body.

    Then all of it sprayed with the CABOTS clear gloss polyurethane in a can. From sonic posts, and my experience so far, then maybe no compound...just some auto cut cream, scratch x and the carnauba wax and hand buff.

    This will be way different to my others. Nice.
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    The online pics.

    Just in case the listing disappears before I finish it.
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    I am not a fan of headless designs myself, but that's an interesting veneer and your planned finish should highlight the timber and look great.
    Mantra: No more pedals, must finish BlueyCaster...
    Disclaimer: I haven't done woodwork since high school, and wasn't really paying attention at the time ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglindan View Post
    I am not a fan of headless designs myself, but that's an interesting veneer and your planned finish should highlight the timber and look great.
    I was also not a big fan.

    But it is just so different. At least it does not have that 3 point bridge issue....oh how I hate that.

    I do think that the wood itself will give enough colour/grain/character, and will look amazing all waxed up and shiny.
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    I found the nice flat top screw on Black metal knobs x 3, two schaller style black strap lock buttons, black tele style socket, and ordered them too.

    All the mailbox circling to come now. Fully done....just have to build it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blinddrew View Post
    Wow, that is a nice body!
    That is the main reason I jumped in and bought this one.

    I intend to just seal it up and polish it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    The guitarekit's not bad either.
    Oh...that is so very bad.
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