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    Hi Peeps,

    Long gaps in between updates are pretty much de rigeur for me, but hey...

    Things continue to move forward - I can see the finish line now.

    Over the past few weeks I've been:

    - clear coating body and neck
    - applying the Rothko and Frost decal that (finally) arrived
    - fabricating pickguards
    - wiring electronics

    As of last night I have the body buffed to a high shine and I've started to fit hardware. It's looking good! I have a couple of items still to solder and then I can test the wiring.

    After that, it's time to flat and polish the neck and we can make some noise!

    Attached are some images of pickguards - I started with matte black but it wasn't right, so ended up with cream pearl

    Pickguard is my own design, stealing themes from the LP junior.

    More images to come tonight.

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    That痴 looking gorgeous!
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    AST-1FB

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    Wow that looks nice.


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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Thanks for the nice comments.

    More photos and more progress...

    First up, some images of the body, (with WIP neck), after polishing.

    She looks great except for a frustrating bump / dip on the back. When received, there was evidence of grain swelling under a tape mark - I tried in vain to sand it flat, but alas all I did was sand a depression around it. I can only think that some glue / acetate got into the grain and both raised / hardened it. If I knew then what I know now, I would have accessed a planing machine to level it properly. But hey, only my right hip will ever know:

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    And lastly, after a bit of soldering action....

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    (Cue insane laughter and a heavy dose of hall reverb)

    It's ALIVE!!!!

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    You致e done a great job, it looks awesome.


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    Very nice. Looks like a tuxedo.
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    looks fantastic

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    Igor says you need more electrodes and a good thunderstorm to really get it jumping. But that guitar is definitely a stunner, well done!
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    Thanks Frankie, TK, Sonic and IllGiveItAGo.

    Lots of great support and advice in these here parts, makes the job easier.

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    OK, I'm calling it...

    Done (Drops Mic)

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    A very big thanks to all the guys here who have helped me with advice along the way. I've learned from my mistakes but I'm stoked withe the result.

    I'm down to the fine tuning now. Intonation, etc but it's sounding pretty good out of the box.

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