A long overdue silverburst build update

Hogie34

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That is a beautiful build so far and the goldburst will obviously be the same!
 

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Looking great so far. As for shading, typically anywhere endgrain is exposed is sprayed with color since those areas usually look darker with finish anyway.
 

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You’re a master :wow:
that burst is a amazing
The Les Paul I showed for reference is a real Gibson.....so I cannot claim any work pride for that one.

Mine (which I've since done the burst on) is like this....although my camera lens never likes the filtered indoor light so the burst transitions have come out much more
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I Have actually got a (slight) start on the silverburst. And its hit a snag......
I knew I had only limited silver left from another silverburst Tele I'd done ages back. And I knew I'd only get some of the body area done with that. You can see that as I approach the headstock there is no coverage as I'd run out.....the body back is completely untouched.

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I had some new silver in a bag ready to go.....but I hadn't realised what I'd actually bought was silver sparkle
I knew it was probably not going to work, but I tried a pass or two on the top......but its a no-go. So its down to the completely overwhelmed covid-lockdown Victoria postal system as to when my hopeful replacement silver powder arrives.
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The Les Paul I showed for reference is a real Gibson.....so I cannot claim any work pride for that one.

Mine (which I've since done the burst on) is like this....although my camera lens never likes the filtered indoor light so the burst transitions have come out much more View attachment 496601 View attachment 496602 View attachment 496603 View attachment 496605 View attachment 496606 View attachment 496607 abrupt in shot
ahh...missed that

yours is gorgeous though...u are a man of great talent
i LOVE bursted headstocks....

as an aside, I cannot work on ES models...it’s the reason I don’t own one....
am always envious of them...yours is a beauty

-chris
 

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For some strange reason the camera also flips the guitar the wrong way. :cool:



JK, looks really good.
 

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The Les Paul I showed for reference is a real Gibson.....so I cannot claim any work pride for that one.

Mine (which I've since done the burst on) is like this....although my camera lens never likes the filtered indoor light so the burst transitions have come out much more View attachment 496601 View attachment 496602 View attachment 496603 View attachment 496605 View attachment 496606 View attachment 496607 abrupt in shot
Obviously this build is for you,... should have noticed the lefty aspect :cheers:
 

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Yeah,

Its why I build.......I just can't leave the 'I wonder what x sort of guitar would sound like' alone.....so I just have to build one because in Australia even the bare fraction of guitars built lefty are only sporadically brought in.
The local shop does both Fender and Gibson, and MIM and Studio is the highest level I've seen in LH

Here are a few currently in the 'spray booth' stage that I have either been building, or taking older crappy finishes on and stripping/re-doing
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After getting both some time free from work.....the silver having come in....and mixed up some colour for the burst I wanted to try and get some real progress on the silverburst.
Alas......still not enough silver. I was prepared enough so that I knew I could do the guitar partially to completion of colour and then lock it in with some ambered clear. So the rear got no coverage, and the rest got plenty enough to get the guitar done.

The burst on the front isn't the best I've done, and the reflections make it look way worse than it is in all the pics I took. But that makes it actually more accurate for the late 70's......where so many of them have the 'sprayer's first day on the gun' look. On the upside....the headstock and the neck/sides look just right.

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After getting both some time free from work.....the silver having come in....and mixed up some colour for the burst I wanted to try and get some real progress on the silverburst.
Alas......still not enough silver. I was prepared enough so that I knew I could do the guitar partially to completion of colour and then lock it in with some ambered clear. So the rear got no coverage, and the rest got plenty enough to get the guitar done.

The burst on the front isn't the best I've done, and the reflections make it look way worse than it is in all the pics I took. But that makes it actually more accurate for the late 70's......where so many of them have the 'sprayer's first day on the gun' look. On the upside....the headstock and the neck/sides look just right.

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Yeah, that’s cool man!
 


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