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ScottR

Perhaps a scroll, definitely 3 single coils, and maybe an F hole.

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3 minutes ago, mistermikev said:

man, that is ALL things a high end guitar should be.

Mike's back!

And thanks, it's getting there.

SR

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I mixed a mahogany and water dye for the base color and then filled the voids with CA. I chose CA because I could spray activator and cure it fast, no delay in the work waiting for epoxy to cure.

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I sanded that flush with 220 and sanded the dye back with 220, 320, and 400.

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I diluted the dark dye with a bit more water and added some orange.

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Sanded that back with 320, 400,  and micromesh 1500.

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I added a bit more water and amber dye to the mix.

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Sanded that back with 400, 1500, and 1800.

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Added more water and more amber.

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I love how you rather enhance the natural colour rather than change it. Very well explained!

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6 hours ago, Bizman62 said:

I love how you rather enhance the natural colour rather than change it. Very well explained!

Very nicely put, as it captures exactly my intent.

The gradually lightened shades along with the finer grit for the sand back help accent the deeper shadow, to lighter shadow, to deeper mid-tone, to lighter mid-tone, areas, enhancing the three dimensional  effect.

I must say I was a bit shocked at how much color and contrast the oil brought out, even when I thought I knew what to expect. I guess burl is a whole 'nother animal.

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25 minutes ago, ShatnersBassoon said:

This is an absolutely stunning work of art. Breath taking even. It would certainly inspire me to shut up and play!  :)

Very kind of you to say so sir. Do let me get some strings on it first though.:D

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1 minute ago, ScottR said:

Very kind of you to say so sir. Do let me get some strings on it first though.:D

SR

Yeah, not very impressive without strings. How did you forget those? Sheesh ;)

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5 minutes ago, ShatnersBassoon said:

Yeah, not very impressive without strings. How did you forget those? Sheesh ;)

<_<

I was stringing it up and then realized I hadn't made a nut yet...

...or installed the bridge.

SR

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2 minutes ago, ZekeB said:

I think this is my favorite guitar you've done scott.  Incredible

Thanks!

It seems like every one I make becomes my favorite... until I make another.:)

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1 minute ago, ScottR said:

Thanks!

It seems like every one I make becomes my favorite... until I make another.:)

SR

Haha, that's true.  Those will be some lucky hands to play that guy.  This is everything I love about custom made guitars.  Beautiful unique instrument

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That is beyond ridiculous, @ScottR.  

It's like trying to smile while sucking lemons for me to say it -  but that's SO good, Scott

;)

 

And the detailed and selfless explanation of how you do it?  Well that is just rubbing the salt into the wound...

 

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1 hour ago, Andyjr1515 said:

That is beyond ridiculous, @ScottR.  

It's like trying to smile while sucking lemons for me to say it -  but that's SO good, Scott

;)

 

And the detailed and selfless explanation of how you do it?  Well that is just rubbing the salt into the wound...

 

Very kind of you to say so Andy.

I apologize about the puckering and the stinging sensation......

Beer will probably fix them both.:D

SR

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I'm sure if you listen carefully you'll hear that burl purring to itself in pleasure at the way you've made it look. Absolutely masterful

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18 hours ago, Norris said:

I'm sure if you listen carefully you'll hear that burl purring to itself in pleasure at the way you've made it look. Absolutely masterful

Meeeyyowwww!

SR

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8 hours ago, ZekeB said:

Is Danish going to be your final coat?

While I truly like the way it looks right now, this is going to need some heavy protection. That limba is the lightest I have ever found, and likewise the softest. It reminds me a lot of some light Spanish cedar I used a while back. You can easily mark it with a fingernail. This will be getting a polyester sealer and nitro like the not quite a tele I made over the winter.That also will make the burl look super deep.

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20 hours ago, ZekeB said:

Got some danish oil to play with.  You made me curious 

What you going to do with it?

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24 minutes ago, ScottR said:

What you going to do with it?

SR

Haha, played all night with it.  I can see why you sanded back with lighter grits.  I think the challenge for me was getting an even color before applying the next color. 

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