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    First ever build. GS-2Q

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    Any advice for a total newb?!?
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    Is there a bridge ground hole drilled? It should be a small hole for a wire to go from the control cavity or bridge pickup cavity to one of the bridge posts. My GS-2Q and GMS-7F didn't have one, so you might need to drill that.

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    2. EXM-1 custom
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    it doesn't look like it. Honestly...the electrical is giving me the most anxiety. I've never done anything like this.
    My finish is going to be a 3 way burst from bright green, to blue, to purple, to black with a black back...and then mirror finish.
    That part, I've over thought for many months.

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    basic question here, but, again...total newb! your GS-2Q...glue in neck?? If so...did you just use normal wood glue to set it?

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    Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.

    Yes, you glue in the set neck. Normal wood glue like Titebond works just fine. It probably won't sit all the way in the pocket, make sure to check the scale length so you know where the neck needs to be glued in. Also need to make sure the neck sits straight in the pocket during your mock build, if you haven't done one yet.
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    Front Staining

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    back staining

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    and then I realized....I hate how this looks....so...I guess I really need to figure out how this neck install is supposed to work so I can contour this appropriately. Cuz I don't see how I'm going to look (or play) past this once it's finished.
    Any easy to follow videos or instructions? I thought I understood the neck install...but this is making me think I didn't get it as much as I thought I did.

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    That stain looks great!

    I see what you mean about the neck/body aesthetic. I haven't built one of these kits so I can't speak to it's placement, but I think I'd have to do some contouring if it looked like that too
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    newly shaped contour

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