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    Second Build - TLA

    Started work on my second build.

    Did a mock build first, everything looks good and in place. Shaped the headstock, using a standard telecaster template.

    Now Iíve started finishing the body. I have a Ďrustic ashí strat, a special edition fender from a few years back. My aim is to recreate that finish, this time in green, so I have a matching pair. Using rustoleum Ďrustic sageí furniture stain. Found at Bunnings. Comes out somewhere between a paint and a stain, which is just what I was hoping. Still see plenty of grain underneath. Might go for another coat or two still, just even it all up.







    Last image is the strat I have, that Iím attempting to match.




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    Nice, good luck.


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    Finishes shaping the neck and applied some finish. In the first build I did - I used the acacia neck finish kit - but it came out far more orange that anticipated. So this time I skipped the colour stain stage and used used a bunch of coats of the final finish coats. Itís darkened the wood up just a touch - which is exactly what I wanted. I think Iíll use this approach every time in the future.


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    Looking nice.


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    Nice, looks like Kiesels "rawtone" finish. I personally like the opaque color where you can still see the grain.

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