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    FrankenWashie’s Korean Deluxe ST

    This one has sat for a while awaiting any attention. With the LP on hiatus, I think it’s time to give it a run.

    These were a higher priced, “Deluxe” kit that Adam trialled from an alternate supplier, though sadly the price point made them a bit harder to justify.

    I have done an unboxing video, but I have yet to upload it, as these kits aren’t stocked in the PBG online store any longer ( there are the GS coded kits, which are 2 piece and very similar to this though) I’m not sure that there is any point doing so.

    In a very non FrankenLab turn, this kit is going to be built as boxed, using only the stock components, bar the knobs. These will get doctored or changed out (because white knobs with gold lettering on a guitar with all other hardware chrome is going to drive me up the wall).


    We have our typical Paddle to start.


    There is some wonderful grain pattern on the body


    As well as on the back


    The fretboard is particularly lovely, and there really isn’t a lot to fix or do other than the headstock shaping.


    I jumped in and shaped the headstock, using the template shown with some tweaking to suit myself.


    A shot of some of the weaponry brought to bear for that operation.



    I had thought to run a dark dye coat and wipe back to highlight the grain pattern, but I like the natural look so I’m going to leave it unaltered and just finish sand and clear it.

    No Simon, it won’t be BLACK.




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    that grain is killer, crushing it
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    Oh man, plenty of grain envy.

    Frankie, I reckon a translucent red would suit, something similar to my Ash J Bass as it has a white scratch plate and chrome hardware too.

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    It has a big headstock! The build will be cursed and misfortune will follow you all the days of your life until you repent and give it a small headstock as Leo intended.

    Probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    It has a big headstock! The build will be cursed and misfortune will follow you all the days of your life until you repent and give it a small headstock as Leo intended.

    Probably.
    Nope. I used a small headstock in Experiment #5 and TBH I’d have preferred a larger one.
    This is also a test shaping for a future tribute scratch build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wazkelly View Post
    Oh man, plenty of grain envy.

    Frankie, I reckon a translucent red would suit, something similar to my Ash J Bass as it has a white scratch plate and chrome hardware too.

    Cheers, Waz
    Yeah I see what you’re saying Waz but I really like the “dirty blonde” feel this has going on. I think I’ll just leave it raw, I offended the gods of grain by blacking out the flamed veneer on the LP, I need to make amends.
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    Man, you really lucked out with that grain! Looks amazing
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenWashie View Post
    Yeah I see what you’re saying Waz but I really like the “dirty blonde” feel this has going on. I think I’ll just leave it raw, I offended the gods of grain by blacking out the flamed veneer on the LP, I need to make amends.
    Nothing wrong with a nude finish and reckon it will end up looking sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH View Post
    Man, you really lucked out with that grain! Looks amazing
    Yeah, it’s a fantastic body and very little in the way of machine sanding marks and rings. I’m going to give it a going over with 600 grit and see where we get to.
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    Can you put up the vid when you get a chance, they are still listed on the website. I think i will sell my soul for this kit. (or maybe some guitars)
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