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    Build #6 - TLA-1

    Somehow I ordered a TLA-1 kit as a side project. The Kit looks nice.
    Started working on the body.
    Lots of sanding.
    Put on a slurry of ebony Timbermate.
    More sanding.
    Put down some FW jarrah stain.
    Then put on 2 brushed coats of tru-oil. Very happy with the result so far.

    Now I will begin the many thin coats of tru-oil.
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    PitBull Builds: FVB-4, LP-1SS, FBM-1, AG-2, TB-4, SSCM-1, TLA-1, TL-1TB, STA-1HT.

    Scratch Builds: Pine Explorer, Axe Bass, Mr Scary (current), Scratchy Thinline (current).

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    Oh wow, Trevor, that's looking very fine...

    I've also been tempted to accidentally order one of these kits. Standard hardware, or other?

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    Also, is that a subtle burst going on there, or darker sides?

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    Standard hardware!
    Though the kit did not have a bridge and they sent me a replacement - but it is different to other kits.
    Also came with a Rosewood fretboard (and not the maple) and a pearloid pickguard. Go figure.
    PitBull Builds: FVB-4, LP-1SS, FBM-1, AG-2, TB-4, SSCM-1, TLA-1, TL-1TB, STA-1HT.

    Scratch Builds: Pine Explorer, Axe Bass, Mr Scary (current), Scratchy Thinline (current).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozymuppet View Post
    Also, is that a subtle burst going on there, or darker sides?

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    The stain is a bit darker on the sides. No burst.
    PitBull Builds: FVB-4, LP-1SS, FBM-1, AG-2, TB-4, SSCM-1, TLA-1, TL-1TB, STA-1HT.

    Scratch Builds: Pine Explorer, Axe Bass, Mr Scary (current), Scratchy Thinline (current).

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    Highlighting the grain has given it plenty of character. Looking good. I must order a kit, “Somehow”, someday.

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    Looks great!
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    Headstock shaped. The neck and body have been tru-oiled (about 20 coats). The logos are inkjet waterslide decal paper coated with tru-oil.
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    PitBull Builds: FVB-4, LP-1SS, FBM-1, AG-2, TB-4, SSCM-1, TLA-1, TL-1TB, STA-1HT.

    Scratch Builds: Pine Explorer, Axe Bass, Mr Scary (current), Scratchy Thinline (current).

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    The head stock shape and decals look really good. I like the body colour too.

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