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    GAStronomist wazkelly's Avatar
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    Surprisingly versatile for just a neck pickup equipped guitar.
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    It is, yes. They're all variants of 'fat' but there's a good bit of tonal range. Definitely not a one-trick pony.

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    What a great looking and sounding guitar, and I'm with the singing/playing comments, fab job!

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    Liking the sound of the guitar. (I've a kit inbound). Finish looks GREAT and that's exactly what I'm going for. "Au Natural" as blondes have more fun. Stock pickup? I'm very impressed!

    What finish did you use on this exactly? I'm wanting to get as much acoustically as possible... but still want a nice gloss as well.

    EDIT: Saw your build diary on this. Tru oil, eh? Yeah, I don't think that stuff would ever properly dry here in my location. LOL. I live in a SWAMP. (sort of).

    Great job all around!

    Boneman

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    There aren't that many finishes that will dry well in high humidity.

    I'd suggest having a look at the Solarez "I can't believe it's not lacquer" range of products. Dries in a few minutes in UV/sunlight (which you will have a lot of). I'd like to try some but it's either rare or stupidly expensive in the UK. Seen it used by a few decent guitar builders on YouTube. You won't need the grain filler, just the finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    There aren't that many finishes that will dry well in high humidity.

    I'd suggest having a look at the Solarez "I can't believe it's not lacquer" range of products. Dries in a few minutes in UV/sunlight (which you will have a lot of). I'd like to try some but it's either rare or stupidly expensive in the UK. Seen it used by a few decent guitar builders on YouTube. You won't need the grain filler, just the finish.
    Likewise in AU, that shit ain't cheap. I dreamt about using that stuff after seeing Chris from Highline Guitars' video sometime back. Still something I'd really love to try one day

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    I did splash out and bought some Aqua Clear grain filler. It's OK, but I'm not totally convinced. Rather like a water-based poly gel (from the smell at least), with some micro-granules in.

    But the Solarez stuff I can get is about 3x the US price, so £90 (AUD 170) for a pint of it (with delivery). More than the cost of a lot of the PBG kits! No idea how many applications I could get from that either, so a lot to spend just to see how good it is. But you could do all your clear coating in a day if you are in a hurry!

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    Hi Boneman, sorry just saw your post but it looks like you're all covered. Good luck with the build, whatever route you take. Might be worth thinking about timing your build so that you're finishing in whatever period of the year has the driest (relatively speaking) weather.

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