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    This is going to be a fine thing!

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    Inlay experiment

    Was curious to know if my glitter/super glue inlay technique could work over stained wood. It appears so. I stained the wood, applied about 20 coats of wipe on poly and did the inlay.
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    Gold paint on the tailpiece bracket wasn’t the best solution. Maybe I’ve been subconsciously inspired by Buffalo Ghost to pull the gold glitter back out.
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    The gold glitter looked good, but I’ve changed my mind AGAIN. Rosewood and ivory purfling will be more durable and more in keeping with the overall look of the guitar.
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    Tailpiece....Again!

    I think there must be a hex on this guitar tailpiece. After all it’s screwing and gluing it seems to of developed a twist. It may be within tolerance levels, but if it isn’t I would of created an obvious mess where the tailpiece bracket screws into the body. Soooo....here we go again. I figured if I could use a proper tailpiece, cut it down and cover it with wood, a lot of the functional concerns will be taken care of. Further more I think I have figured out how to do it so I thought I’d start documenting it.
    Today I started with hacksawing the edges off and grinding the arched cross bar down and flat.
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    Progress shot. Second layer.
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    You never take the easy option do you?

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    Final level. A little engraving so the metal rods sit flat then onto shaping.
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    So what else could go wrong?
    I had a close look at my cheap tailpiece on my Es5v. The metal is starting to bend under the strain of the strings until it is almost touching the body. Now, this is the same style of tailpiece I was modeling my wood cover on. I found these tailpieces made from 3mm zinc alloy. Decision time, stick with the gold or continue the problem plagued plan. I taken a couple of photos to look at and think about for a while.
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    And the wood cover. Looking at the photo the gold doesn’t look too bad. The
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