Mr. Epiphone, Epoxy is good for boats but not for guitars!!!

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Axomann, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Senior Member

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    Maybe it's not considered "manly" but I love me some kitty kats! And he's a cutie!
     
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  2. 56GT

    56GT Senior Member

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    he's actually a she... :laugh2:
     

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  3. Curmudgeon

    Curmudgeon Senior Member

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    Ooops. When you said "buddy" I just assumed..........I should know better, because I've had several female pets who were indeed my buddies!

    I'll shut up now before we get in trouble for being OT.
     
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  4. emerald81

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    If the guitar doesn't sound good its the wood, independently of the finish. The key its the combination of the woods (wood tapping) and how good are that woods (seasoned, selected, old growth etc etc).

    I don't know how the thick finish impact on the wood frecuence and resonance, I think not too much.

    Once time I had a china made les paul with tones of polyester and it sounded really good, so really nice sustain. Now I have a les paul replica linseed oil finished, doesn't sound so good that china les paul that I had.

    Remember, the type of finish (lacquer, polyurethane, poliester, linseed oil, wax, acrylic, etc etc) doen't mean the guitar will ever sounds good.


    So guys, play the ****ing guitar and keep calm.

    For the OP, nice work anyway. :wave:
     
  5. Axomann

    Axomann Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    here an update of the finishing process:

    Guitar is sanded down with 320 sand paper

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    The deep of the switch plate cavity and potentiometer cavity was no ok. I have corrected it with the Dremel.

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    Applying the grain filler

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    Grain filler sanded down

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    The grain filled

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    same procedure wit the back

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    The color will be translucent red :dude:

    The body is stained with a water base stain

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  6. Mark V Guitars

    Mark V Guitars バナナフライング... MLP Vendor

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    Well crappers. I'm gonna sand off my Goldtop now. I think there's some more tone to be found!! :hmm:

    Nah.

    Love it just the way it is. Mmmm tasty tonal goodness.

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  7. Bristol Posse

    Bristol Posse Senior Member

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    Axomann, This is looking great. Really good work :thumb:
     
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  8. Mr Teeny

    Mr Teeny Senior Member

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    Yep really nice work on that , you certainly have more patience than me stripping that poly. Maybe you should have weighed it before and after :)

    All you need to do now is strip the Orville so we can see the wood used on that too.
     
  9. gestero

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    That is allot of work - i just plug in my guitars (one at a time) and play.
    Hope you are happy with the results.
     
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  10. Fuelish

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    Looks great :cool: ....that's a helluva lotta work to throw at an Epi, brother....good on ya!!! Personally, I would've just left the wood naked, but, that's just me...heh :naughty:
     
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  11. Tsquared

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    You did all that work, and then stained it RED?

    Just kidding - fabulous work and finish so far. Good stuff.
     
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  12. Axomann

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    Yes you were right ;-) The red stain didn't convince me either and I sanded it down. Now it will be translucent black :dude:
     
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  13. Malikon

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    almost seems like masochism at this point. :laugh2:
     
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  14. gestero

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    Let it go, the Epiphone Les Paul has a 2 mm thick Polycoat coat. I like my guitar with the Poly Coat (2 mm thick) it sounds really good. I do not want to sand my Les Paul down, instead of sanding/wood work - I rather play my guitar. Just go to "Carvin Guitars"
    Kits, Necks and all the raw wood guitar Bodies and Necks you can imagine. Finnish it the way you want. Really, check out the site (Carvin Guitars) it is for you, stop wasting your time on that Epiphone.
     
  15. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    You did NOT read this thread....did you :hmm:
     
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  16. RTH

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    Aw man! Half of the pics arent working!
     
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    Just a suggestion.
     

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    I dont think the OP wants to build a Carvin.
     
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  20. Axomann

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    Ok. Here is the top with the first 4 coats of nitro lacquer transparent black. I`m thinking a lot about a sunburst in black :hmm:

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    In the picture it seems to be brown, but it is really trasnparent black. It is only an efect of the mahogany and the light.
     
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