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Unread 01-03-2011, 08:40 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Unread 01-03-2011, 08:50 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Looks like you are doing a great job Nico! I like it.... !

You've got balls and patience.... .
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You've got balls and patience.... .
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Stunning, I love it, I'm very impressed with it, it looks like Tom's work, have you relic'd before, it looks like you have it down to a science, anyway i love it can't wait to see the finished product.
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Stunning, I love it, I'm very impressed with it, it looks like Tom's work, have you relic'd before, it looks like you have it down to a science, anyway i love it can't wait to see the finished product.
yes I have, there is an old thread I did, that was my first job, since then I did that same guitar again after a refinish and the I have been practicing on blocks of wood.

Thank you for the encouragement.
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Looks Pro to me. I live in Minnesota i see alot of checked guitars. I have left my vos in -10 F. 24 hours a shot, the new nitro may need to cure out for years before cold to room temp will cause any level of checking.
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Would aggressive playing wearing a belt buckle and jeans give you the worming effect?

Also, does order matter? I'm curious because it seems like worming and dings would show up before checking in a heavily played guitar.

Mine got dinged again yesterday, LOL! I guess there are people who should not go near headstocks with cheap wire cutters.
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Would aggressive playing wearing a belt buckle and jeans give you the worming effect?

Also, does order matter? I'm curious because it seems like worming and dings would show up before checking in a heavily played guitar.

Mine got dinged again yesterday, LOL! I guess there are people who should not go near headstocks with cheap wire cutters.
It all depends on what you are wearing, if you use a big belt buckle all the time you play then yes this could be achieve in no time.

Dings are cool because once the lacquer cures 100% and starts to crack those serve as starting or ending points.
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It all depends on what you are wearing, if you use a big belt buckle all the time you play then yes this could be achieve in no time.

Dings are cool because once the lacquer cures 100% and starts to crack those serve as starting or ending points.
I was also thinking about the studs that are in Levis doing the worming, too.

Yesterday's ding didn't get to the wood (I think, LOL!) the end nipper dug into the headstock's clear finish. Stuff happens.
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I was also thinking about the studs that are in Levis doing the worming, too.

Yesterday's ding didn't get to the wood (I think, LOL!) the end nipper dug into the headstock's clear finish. Stuff happens.
Yes, Levis will do, but will take longer to actually wear it to the wood.
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carful nocolas.. you might be getting les pauls through your letter box that want checking!
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Ok, here is an update of the continuing and what seem like a never ending task of details... and the requirement of a stressed free mind, its kind of difficult with a baby around.

More back and sides:





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Now for the REAL checking, this is the top that has truly been aged naturally, all i have contribute was to play more often sweating a lot, and putting the guitar in our bedroom all night long with the AC almost all the way up in our hot summer about 4 months as a routine, but for me it is totally strange that the sides and back did not changed at all, like it the top was sprayed with a different solvent.

Not that there is A LOT of vertical checking that almost goes with the grain.













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like it, do you have a picture of the entire guitar ? just to see the result thanks great job
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like it, do you have a picture of the entire guitar ? just to see the result thanks great job
It is very difficult to capture the whole guitar showing the checks, really hard, when i finish i will try to wait a good sun angle to snap a few.
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I've said it before Nico, and I'll it again.... you have a sweet, sweet guitar... . Everything about it looks great!
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Yeah I agree. Nice job!
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What are you going to do about the NOT VINTAGE CORRECT INLAYS??

I'm sorry but I can't help but think that there must be something extremely WRONG with the entire 2001-2002 production years that would make somebody want to do such a thing to a 2001-2002 LP.
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Looks good, dude.

Just out of curiosity - would any of you actually let nicolasrivera do this to your guitar? Way back when he did this to his Standard, I suggested he see if there was a market for his work.

I would send him my 2008 R8 but he'd probably realize how much better it is than his 2002 and keep the bloody thing.
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cool stuff as always Nicolás!
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Looks good, dude.

Just out of curiosity - would any of you actually let nicolasrivera do this to your guitar? Way back when he did this to his Standard, I suggested he see if there was a market for his work.

I would send him my 2008 R8 but he'd probably realize how much better it is than his 2002 and keep the bloody thing.
Please its a 2001, 2002 was the down hill for R8´s

Thanks.

Send you a PM about the inlays.
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Hey Nick, if you're going to send it to Historic Makeovers, why did you do the checking? Don't they do checking? By the way, it looks cool, and gutsy to do it for yourself on your R8.
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Hey Nick, if you're going to send it to Historic Makeovers, why did you do the checking? Don't they do checking? By the way, it looks cool, and gutsy to do it for yourself on your R8.
Well, exactly, that it is going to be erased any ways so why not. I was very scared but i really knew i was ready to do it because i have been practicing to make better patterns and besides its not the same to do it on pieces of wood, it gets real on the guitar and i´m happy i did not screw it up to this point.
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Looks great, your relic jobs are just about as good as any professional jobs I've seen!
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Well, exactly, that it is going to be erased any ways so why not. I was very scared but i really knew i was ready to do it because i have been practicing to make better patterns and besides its not the same to do it on pieces of wood, it gets real on the guitar and i´m happy i did not screw it up to this point.
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Looks awesome!
I have a 97' R6, I want to relic badly!!
Might have to get some pointers from you Nicolas
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Im very impressed Nicolas, seriously, anyone would be proud to own that guitar, it looks like the real deal, to me at least.

A true eye for detail. Looks like painstaking work, congratulations on the outcome.

P.S. I love the back.
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Sides always looked great! The top looks good... aging perhaps even moving beyond "closet classic" status. I agree with previous posts, the back looks "artificial"

Nice work though! Impressive all around nevertheless. Keep it up!
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