SG Jr turned into Custom

poxxie

Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2010
Messages
50
Reaction score
31
Ehh.. 3500 SEK is about 550USD :thumb:

4500 dollars wouldn't have been such a good deal :slash:

Yeah.. igot the currencies mixed up.

Anyyway. Here's what I'm doing right now. Routing for inlays while having a cup of coffee... :naughty:

file.php
 

truckermde

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2012
Messages
19,060
Reaction score
25,983
Yeah.. igot the currencies mixed up.

Anyyway. Here's what I'm doning right now. Routing for inlays while having a cup of coffee... :naughty:

file.php


Damn, dude! That's some pretty serious equipment!


Kikass project, thx for sharing :)
 

poxxie

Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2010
Messages
50
Reaction score
31
After cleaning the routed board with an xacto knife, I mixed epoxy and ebony powder:

file.php


Now I'll finish the wine, and leave it overnight:

file.php
 

MorganPeline

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2009
Messages
576
Reaction score
163
Haha nice! Wish I had just happened to have a PLEK machine lying around!! :)
 

electric head

Just passing thru
Gold Supporting Member
Joined
Oct 7, 2013
Messages
9,951
Reaction score
21,986
really amazing and thanks for posting..wine and snickers bars..cant beat that combination:)
 

ARandall

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2012
Messages
17,107
Reaction score
15,118
Well the hard part for me wouldn't be the sanding.. The tricky bit is to get them centered. And using the plek machine, with a fretted guitar, lets me use the frets as measuring points.

I'll mask the frets of with two wooden scraps and file down the inlays across the board, and get some of the super glue residues (from seating the frets) at the same time.

Well that's the plan, anyway.

Mmmmm, well you must be a dab hand at radius sanding then. I used calipers to get the inlays close to centre - but even Gibsons don't have the inlays centred. My 74 Custom has 3/4 of the inlays out of true.

I've just done something similar, with a shell inlay (like a MOP, smelled like bone during sanding). Thankfully I did the inlays before fretting. They needed lots of sanding as they were quite variable in depth.
 

Attachments

  • DSC_1130.jpg
    DSC_1130.jpg
    86.7 KB · Views: 57

Thiago

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2012
Messages
251
Reaction score
141
That's what the "custom" word really represent!

Very nice job!
 

ryguy79

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2013
Messages
18
Reaction score
41
If you're not keeping that pickguard, I'm having a horrible time finding a batwing junior pickguard for my junior that came with a white one.
 

MATTM

V.I.P. Member
Joined
May 4, 2008
Messages
10,022
Reaction score
7,310
Cool thread, thanks for sharing this project with us.
 

Latest Threads



Top