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    That is really nicely done, Robin!

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    No DM, no extra sanding other than to get a finish with some "toothe" that the glue could bind to. The headstock veneer that I used is the ultra thin stuff. Way, way less than 1mm thick. Its purely cosmetic and doesn't need to be any thicker.

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    Thanks fender

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    Yep, I've got some 0.7mm maple, so that would do the trick.

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    I think mine was even thinner than that. The veneer has to shape/conform to the shape of the headstock where it transitions through the truss rod area up to the nut. I used a homemade caul (I think that's what they are called) to clamp the veneer in place after gluing.

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    All clamped together
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    Nice set up. Now that I think off it though, that might be tricky if I go with a rosewood fretboard.

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    Nah, the bass has a rosewood fingerboard. A nice clean cut where the veneer joins FB, smooth it out with a bit of sanding, and cover it with Tru-oil or your finish of choice and you won't even see the transition line.

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    im so glad to see you making this guitar.
    ive been looking for a st vincent kit for a while and have been considering how to butcher a kit already available to make the shape.
    there is the EXA kit in the pitbull shop that ive been thinking about. but dont know how i would get the MM headstock right with it.....

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    I don't think you could quite use the EX as a starting point. Most importantly, there isn't enough in the top "horn" to work with, as well as the top "waist" being a bit too close to the bridge pickup. But it might be possible to come up with something else cool.

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