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Something completly different, don't mind the junk in the background....
This is my absolute last repaint job on a model horse. I used to do this for many years and Just lost the pleasure in it. But i promised this guy in the past i do another one for him after his mom accidently knocked over a model i did after his late horse. So as this is my week off i took out the paintbrush and started this beauty. Underlying statue is by a German artist and a very limited edition. Far from done, base coat color is on, needs detailing
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and all but going to take day light pics first and see what he wants. I guess he will be glad i finaly started this, i will be glad when it is done....goal is to make it as realistic as possible.
Thought it would be nice to show some of the work i used to do in my old hobby (done it for about 25 years)
 

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Didn’t get nearly enough time this holiday break to get much done, but made some decent progress in my first SG-style build for a friend of mine. Spent my time working on the neck pocket and joint. I definitely did it the hard way. I have to come up, or use, easier methods to get the joints better. After a few hours of tweaking, I’m pretty happy with this one. Once I glue the neck and start shaping, it should be even cleaner.

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This J-45 had something nasty spilled inside the body! Made a dark stain on the soundboard about 4 inches wide and 1 1/2" in right at the edge of the lower bout.
The original finish on this guitar (which is fairly new) was just a natural finish top. But I could not get that stain out. So...tobacco sunburst was the remedy! Here's a shot of clearing away the lacquer from the bridge footprint...

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And all ready to go....

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I love those wood choices! That’s gonna be a real looker!
Thanks! It’s some really funky black limba I got last year. I have enough to do one more build like this. The flamed maple will be stained some shade of blue, very stripey macassar ebony board with abalone inlays (and a custom Celtic 12th fret inlay) and a black ebony headstock laminate. Chrome hardware and I already have a set of SD Saturday Night Specials for it. I just hope I don’t screw it up. :D
 

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Probably only a few resident greybeard players might recognize what I've been building...

 

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Over 2 years ago I started this build. After 15 or so scratch builds I thought I'd try my first LP which would be my first carve top. Due to other projects, I couldn't devote all my time to it. My first attempt at a cherry sunburst, I hated. The red was way too bright and the cherry red on the back had peeled off as I took the tape off the binding. Stripped it down and started spraying amber again and then it fell off a hanger and snapped the headstock. I posted a thread about that. So with a new neck I decided to try a faded burst using a more concentrated amber for the burst and amber on the mahogany. I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I absolutely love the result. I've just started on the clear coats so here's hoping nothing else goes wrong.

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I love getting packages from Potvin. EBMM Axis-style template. Admittedly, this was a New Year’s Eve drunk purchase...

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Over 2 years ago I started this build. After 15 or so scratch builds I thought I'd try my first LP which would be my first carve top. Due to other projects, I couldn't devote all my time to it. My first attempt at a cherry sunburst, I hated. The red was way too bright and the cherry red on the back had peeled off as I took the tape off the binding. Stripped it down and started spraying amber again and then it fell off a hanger and snapped the headstock. I posted a thread about that. So with a new neck I decided to try a faded burst using a more concentrated amber for the burst and amber on the mahogany. I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I absolutely love the result. I've just started on the clear coats so here's hoping nothing else goes wrong.

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That looks great! Are those aniline dyes that you are using?
 

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This J-45 had something nasty spilled inside the body! Made a dark stain on the soundboard about 4 inches wide and 1 1/2" in right at the edge of the lower bout.
The original finish on this guitar (which is fairly new) was just a natural finish top. But I could not get that stain out. So...tobacco sunburst was the remedy! Here's a shot of clearing away the lacquer from the bridge footprint...

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And all ready to go....

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Why does your lacquer flow out so nice, and mine doesn't?

Screw you , freddy.

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Hand forged and ground W1 high carbon steel 8” chef knife. Differentially hardened with hamon, integral bolster, hidden tang, and Ziricote handle

@LtDave32 It will cut :)

Damn, Chris!!11!!

Awesome bro!
 

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Didn’t get nearly enough time this holiday break to get much done, but made some decent progress in my first SG-style build for a friend of mine. Spent my time working on the neck pocket and joint. I definitely did it the hard way. I have to come up, or use, easier methods to get the joints better. After a few hours of tweaking, I’m pretty happy with this one. Once I glue the neck and start shaping, it should be even cleaner.

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Hey DC, is this going to be like the 68-69 heel SG?

Inquiring minds wanna know..
 

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This J-45 had something nasty spilled inside the body! Made a dark stain on the soundboard about 4 inches wide and 1 1/2" in right at the edge of the lower bout.
The original finish on this guitar (which is fairly new) was just a natural finish top. But I could not get that stain out. So...tobacco sunburst was the remedy! Here's a shot of clearing away the lacquer from the bridge footprint...

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And all ready to go....

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Freddy, is that a rosewood back I see in there?
 

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Hey DC, is this going to be like the 68-69 heel SG?

Inquiring minds wanna know..
I wish I had a more intelligent answer to your question, but I’m not entirely sure. I downloaded these plans off the interwebs a couple of years ago, but I don’t recall if it was a specific design or not. I believe it’s from that somewhat popular German site that has all the plans, but I can’t seem to find the URL right now.

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