Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 68

Thread: AES-1 Special

  1. #11
    'Out There' gets my vote every time.

    cheers, Mark.

  2. #12
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    1,333
    Thinking about Ďout thereí, but unfortunately I havenít got a clear idea of where this one is heading.
    Pickup hole cut.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PNG image 135.png 
Views:	29 
Size:	737.8 KB 
ID:	39068  

  3. #13
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    1,333
    Iíve had a sneaky suspicion there is a prominent glue line down the central join of the veneer. Iíve used acetone and given it a light sand, but this is what I find when I add stain to my pickup hole waste.
    My Ďout thereí idea has moved up through the options.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PNG image 136.png 
Views:	32 
Size:	440.0 KB 
ID:	39069  

  4. #14
    Overlord of Music McCreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    AUS
    Posts
    2,172
    I'd keep playing with that off-cut to see how clean you can get it, then if successful, apply the method to the rest of the body.

    Watching with interest regardless...
    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

  5. #15
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    1,333
    I thought Iíd gone as far as I was prepared to go given how hard Iíd gone with the acetone and the thinness of the veneer. Iíll have another go at it another day.

  6. #16
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    1,333
    Well I had another go, I ended up going through the centre and scraping it out. Hereís the result. Will cause some damage but got stain in there and clear coating will hide some sins, but is the result worth it?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PNG image 137.png 
Views:	32 
Size:	622.1 KB 
ID:	39071  

  7. #17
    Member Trevor Davies's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2020
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    267
    I think it is a lot better. Hard to detect any sins in the second picture, but easily seen in the first IMO. But it is your build!
    Good luck.
    Build #1 - FVB-4 - Build Diary
    Build #2 - LP-1SS - Current - Build Diary
    Build #3 - FBM-1 - Build Diary
    Reworked Semi-scratch Explorer - Rebuild Diary
    Build #4 - AG-2 - Build Diary
    Build #5 - TB-4 - Current - Build Diary
    Scratch Build #2 - Axe Bass - Build Diary

  8. #18
    Overlord of Music McCreed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    AUS
    Posts
    2,172
    Nice work! I reckon it's worth the effort, and willing to bet that you'd really find your rhythm with the removal process now that you've had a good result on the off-cut.

    Like Trevor said, it is your build, so your choice.
    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

  9. #19
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    1,333
    Itís bit of an agricultural approach but it doesnít look too bad in the photo. Clear coats may enable me to get away with it.

  10. #20
    Mentor DarkMark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    1,333
    Thanks to Eric67 and his glue spots in veneer thread Iíve got a finish in mind.
    Golden Teak into Chili Pepper into Mahogany.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PNG image 138.png 
Views:	31 
Size:	139.1 KB 
ID:	39259  

Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •