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    As Simon told me, I sanded a little bit the neck to get a more confortable shape

    Also the body has been sanded today

    Them, afther some test on a piece of wood similar to the guitar, I decided to stain it with a lightly red mahogany color.... Now It´s drying, but later I will post a picture.

    I found a little defect on the body in the joint of two pieces of wood... and there the stain make it more noticable.. but It´s ok. I will see afther the second stain layer....
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    Hi

    Here you is the picture after the second stain layer. After oil an wax the tone will be not so red.
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    Hi Again

    too busy with my work this last weeks

    No time to post, but stolen some sleep hours to go on with my built

    Body and neck are finished and ready to glue

    Body and neck

    -3 stain layers
    -4 linseed boiled oil layers ( for neck 3 was enough )
    -several wax layers ( not sure but 12 at least ). I follow one friend advice: "more layers with less wax"

    At last I got the walnut color I wanted

    Them I sanded an polished all frets, so now all of them are the same hight.

    Next step: glue.......
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    Hi Again

    I spent some hours this sunday monrnig in my guitar project

    Fixed tuners on the headneck and fit the bridge ( some issues due to a light distorsion with the bolt holes ( slightly more space between them,, but I thing I solved It )

    Copper isolation done ( not at the neck cavity jet)

    And at last the neck is glued ĦĦĦ with 24,75 propper distance........

    I had thought I will only need one clamp but at last I used 3 ĦĦĦĦ . Squeezed as tight as i could

    As you can see in the photos I have found that I will have to retouch the finish between the body and the neck. I expected it because under no circumstances I wanted to put oil in the gluing area.

    Now I will wait at least 5 days to go on ( no matter, next week will be far form home for a work travel )
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    Hi again

    Had some problems.... At last I´m so stupid I did it wrong when I glued the neck and had has to make some "wood work " to solve It.. but now it´s ok. Just have to move 5mm the bridge's holes

    I´ve made a cooper shield: pickups and pots cavities are fitted and with continuity .. I will connect them to the bridge to earth them

    I will try to solder this weekend...
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    Hi friendsĦĦĦ
    Seems that at last I solved all issues and It is almost finished
    Soldering was easy
    It looks great and it sound nice....
    But theres is a bit of work to do before I can say it is ready to rock Ħ
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    Looks good Juan. Nice colour.
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