Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 55

Thread: Gavmeisters ES-3

  1. #1
    Moderator Gavin1393's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Mindarie, Western Australia
    Posts
    3,144

    Gavmeisters ES-3

    Haven't posted a build thread in a while but since it seems this one is missing from the forum I thought I'd share.

    Picked this up a good while ago and it stayed in its box while I worked on the Keith Urban Collection I put together.

    So far I have sanded the body and given the soundboard a painting!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_462294678.JPG 
Views:	73 
Size:	67.6 KB 
ID:	4841   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_462294683.JPG 
Views:	83 
Size:	68.3 KB 
ID:	4842   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_462294724.JPG 
Views:	73 
Size:	75.3 KB 
ID:	4843  

  2. #2
    Moderator Gavin1393's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Mindarie, Western Australia
    Posts
    3,144
    A little work has been done on the neck to date. Full sanding, shaping of the headstock, fell fret job all levelled, painted and ready to play....once it has its body....

    Alongside the neck are the tuners I plan to put in...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_462294835.JPG 
Views:	86 
Size:	85.9 KB 
ID:	4844  

  3. #3
    Moderator Gavin1393's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Mindarie, Western Australia
    Posts
    3,144
    I'm not sure at this point whether to keep the back and side natural (i.e. Dingo tone Clear) or to use a colour? White or black (but not keen on black). Had originally thought all white....but wondering about 'clear'?

    Just about upgraded everything except the body and neck. Have some plans for the pickups which will disclose later in the piece. A gorgeous trapeze as shown in the first posting is reserved for this guitar, plus some clear knobs which might mean 'gold-leafing' the pots to match the rest of the hardware. Haven't ever seen gold pots anywhere.....

  4. #4
    Overlord of Music Fretworn's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Hornsby Area, Sydney, NSW
    Posts
    3,949
    [QUOTE=Gavin1393;82859]I'm not sure at this point whether to keep the back and side natural (i.e. Dingo tone Clear) or to use a colour? White or black (but not keen on black). Had originally thought all white....but wondering about 'clear'?
    QUOTE]

    My initial reaction is go white all round. Even the neck and headstock. I think black would look kind of cheesy. If you wanted to go for a non-solid finish on the rest I think you would need to stain it a bit darker than the current pale wood colour. (but that's only my opinion)
    Current:
    GTH-1

    Completed:
    AST-1FB
    First Act ME276 (resurrected curb-side find)
    ES-5V
    Scratchie lapsteel
    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    Baritone
    Open D/Standard Double 6 twin neck

  5. #5
    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    13,555
    Hey Gav looking good mate, I got one of these kits still in the box from last years August sale.
    I agree with Fretty I reckon back and sides would look excellent with maybe DT nullarbor ochre give it a bit more contrast with the white than a pale brown of the natural colour.
    Looks like you got some nice upgrades planned as always
    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

  6. #6
    GAStronomist stan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Geelong, Vic
    Posts
    5,290
    very nice Gav, I agree with a darker stain

  7. #7
    I reckon all white would be sweet with the gold hardware, but a contrasting colour would also be cool. the finish on the top is looking lush!

  8. #8
    Member Arzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Vantaa, Finland
    Posts
    400
    Beautiful white Gavin and darker stain would be my choice also. Even black stain could look nice - as long as some wood grain is visible to the eye. There are different shades of black out there to choose from

  9. #9
    Overlord of Music andrewdosborne's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Sydney, NSW
    Posts
    2,751
    The top looks great Gav, for me personally I would go all white
    Current Projects
    #Planning 5 String Bass

  10. #10
    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    13,555
    nice one Ponch, I reckon you say all white because your Chips bike is mainly white
    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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