SG Kit from Gear4music - prep, paint, all the work assembly

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Did you have a question regarding this kit?

Regards Peter.
 

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Hello, been a looong time I haven't been here but recently this gitar kit was brought to me for detail assembly -
paint, neck shape+headstock, neck finish, frets etc... It's a SG not LP but ...
Someone already tried to do a "grainfill" ...
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..... no no . no any trouble, I just have to assembly the kit with all tha paint job and all the stuff.
And it will be a fun so I decided to post here , is it ok ?
 

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.. So I guess it's ok ...
Body is cleaned from
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a white chalky stuff and fine sanded to 320. Most with ROS and the bevels are done by hand.
 

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The body wood looks sweet and it's so so light... and resonant :) for my taste it's so good .
By the specs it should be a basswood but ... hm .. it shows a big deep pores ... but nice grain look ,although
there is a 3 pieces as I can tell ...
 
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A few coats of a hand layered shellac ... for sealing
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Btw , I'd like to ask you for your opinion about the wood of the body,
as I said by the specs it is a basswood, but for me it doesn't shows as a basswood.
It is verry light but verry porous, reminds me ... I can't tell..
anny thoughts will be welcome ... :)
 

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...Ok let's prep some sanding sealer ...
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just enough for a first thin very wet coat ...
 

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The body is hanged and blowed with hi pressure air to remove all the dust ...
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And 10 minutes after ...
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... hm ... basswood or ...
Wathever, the wood is ok, but will need more and more coats of sanding sealer to become leveled ...
 

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Interesting thread. Please keep it going!
 

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Left to sleep trough the night, tomorrow more sanding and spraying, I think to do 2 more heavy coats and it will be ok for a base coat. The color plan is a Antique Olive Green, I haven't done this so far so any input is welcome
Thanks :)
 

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Looking good so far - it reminds me of tulipwood but I’m nobody’s idea of an expert - I’m sure someone who knows will be along soon enough
 

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Looking good so far - it reminds me of tulipwood but I’m nobody’s idea of an expert - I’m sure someone who knows will be along soon enough
Thank you for the input, Braz tulipwood is more red - in my experience, and more dence and heavy, I've done a fretboard from braz tulipwood and as I remember the stuff was so hard... I'll try to find a photo for you, soon ...
Oh I found it quickly ...
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... radiused, sloted and oiled...
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... on the guitar after acetone cleaning, that's why it looses colour , but actuali it is red,
this is the only time I dealed with braz tulip wood, but I love it :)
 
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