- Aug 22, 2008
- Reaction score
same guitar in steps
from poly to nitro
from poly to nitro
I still can't believe your work even looking back on this months later...
Question, how did you get the horn of the strat so perfect? When I tried refinish my strat style guitar I messed up the horn so theres a bit of a chunk ripped out of the corner.
1 piece maple + skunk stripe (lightly flamed maple)
Finish (Nitrocellulose) amber tinted
Fretwire - Medium/medium (with 18% silver)
2 way truss rod
Compound 10-12 radius
Bone nut 1-11/16)
25 ½ Scale
Alder 2 piece
50's contours (blackguard replika)
1/8 radius on body edges
Finish (nitrocellulose) vannila color a.k.a. blondie color
Kluson 6 inline tuners
Fender (Pat Pend) USA tele bridge with compensated saddles + Ashtray Cover
2 CTS 250k pots
CRL 3 way switch
Wizz 50's style pickups (plain enamel wire 42 bridge + 43 neck awg, alnico 5, 7 Kohm neck, 10 Kohm bridge)
Nickel string tree
Nickel strap buttons
50's style ferules
Neck plate nickel (4 screws)
Machined jack cup
Screws tele 50's replika slotted not philips
Where in Croatia? My family is Croatian so we go back every summer, my mom's from Varazdin and dad's from Krk, so we spend a few weeks in Varazdin and then a week or two in Malinska.
Croatia is full of great luthiers but many people just don't know. Last time we visited, we met a man who was making beautiful violins, basses, tamburitzas and guitars from the local maple (which in case anyone doesnt know, is some of the best in the world. It's said that the old Stradivarius violins were made from hard Croatian maple which is one of its secrets)
Yes, i live in Koprivnica, that is 50 kilometers from Varadin, and i go to Varadin every month at least once
i think i know with who you were talking about violins, there is one great man, but he is almost 90 years old now, and his student is my great luthier friend who pull me into the world of amazing luthier stuff i don't think there is many luthiers here, cause this job is nothing that i would recommend to anyone here, even with better payed job is difficult to live, but there are people who make some nice instruments and try to survive
our maple is amazing, lots of people all over the world use it for classical instruments, but there is also Bosnian maple that is even more popular and more hard to find and price is of course following this details
thank you for watching my thread
under a different light, outside
I wanna ask You some questions
1. I know that You used nitrocellulose laquier but - how many layers of laquier You painted?
2. After painting the "colour" laquer (pearl white?) You paint transparent layer? If yes - that was nitrocellulose? If not - can i paint nitrocellulose transparent laquer on the top of colour laquer? I want to make watermarks on the colour laquer and paint transparent on it.
Sorry for my english,