Extreme makeover

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same guitar in steps

from poly to nitro

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Thats amazing!!:applause: Awesome job The Truth, did you have to cut the end of the FB to fit the binding in between the neck and the neck PUP ring??:hmm:

thank you, i'm glad you like it :thumb:
yes i had to cut a little, maybe 1,5 mm to fit binding :)
 

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Man, your paint work is really nice. The LP from post #63 is truly awesome :)
 

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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.
 

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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.

Thank you very much guys, i'm so glad after a year or two this thread is still interesting to someone :)

Refugee, i'm not sure i can remember how i striped this one, but i always use heating gun and scraper, polyurethane and poliester is a joy to remove this way, be sure you don't heat body from too close distance and move fast with heater. Otherwise you will must make solid color refinish :D
I work slow and not more than 30 min in one piece :)

i did a lot of this refinishes in last 3 or 4 years, sometimes i had more than 5 at time, so i stopped doing this cause i saw this is never ending story :cool:

from what i have on computer this are pics of some of my work from last year, last orders i took

this one was black

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and after refinish (nitro, of course)

color

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done

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hope you like this one too :thumb:
 

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this is not makeover, but it is also my work so maybe i should put it in this thread also, blackguard replika for MLP member River

quote from customer Riv


Neck:

1 piece maple + skunk stripe (lightly flamed maple)
Finish (Nitrocellulose) – amber tinted
Fretwire - Medium/medium (with 18% silver)
21 frets
2 way truss rod
Compound 10-12“ radius
Ebony Dots
Bone nut 1-11/16“)
25 ½“ Scale

Body:

Alder – 2 piece
50's contours (blackguard replika)
1/8 radius on body edges
Finish (nitrocellulose) – vannila color – a.k.a. blondie color

Hardware:

Kluson – 6 inline tuners
Fender
(Pat Pend) USA tele bridge with compensated saddles + Ashtray Cover
2 CTS 250k pots
CRL 3 way switch
Bakelite pickguard
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)
Dome knobs
Machined jack cup
Flight Case
Screws tele 50's replika – slotted not philips

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and here is my most recent work from a few months ago

8 string guitar
Ash Body
Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard with 20” radius
Scale Length: 28.625” 24 Jumbo Frets
Lundgren M8 pickup, one volume CTS 500k
Hipshot hardtail bridge
String through body
Schaller locking tuners
Bone Nut

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and a few pics from build

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and video

customer playing his guitar :dude:

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check this guys out, they are true legends here

http://www.myspace.com/endzadar
 

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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)
 

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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 Varaždin, and i go to Varaždin 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 :thumb: 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 :thumb:

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 :thumb:

thank you for watching my thread :thumb:
 

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Yes, i live in Koprivnica, that is 50 kilometers from Varaždin, and i go to Varaždin 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 :thumb: 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 :thumb:

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 :thumb:

thank you for watching my thread :thumb:

ahh, alright, we've been to koprivnica a few times before and it's really nice there as well! Yeah, this man was very old but he just did amazing work, i really want to have him make me a guitar one day (hopefully soon) but I'll visit him again this summer when we go back. We stay in Varazdin the longest because my mom's entire family is still there so i have time to look around and find the guitar shops and stuff :D
 

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under a different light, outside


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Hi,

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,
greetings
Bart Hawling
 

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Hi,

I wanna ask You some questions ;)

1. I know that You used nitrocellulose laquier but - how many layers of laquier You painted?

huh, i don't know i spray until it is done :hmm:
5 layers then sanding, if it is good, again 5, than sanding, until it is done, aproximately i spray 3 times of sanding sealer, then color and than 5 coats of lacquer

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,
greetings
Bart Hawling

yes of course, you have to spray lacquer to protect to color.
i spray all on nitro base, mix the colors in nitro lacwuer too
 

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