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  1. KEA 2017 builds

    Yes sir. It makes it so much easier to get an even color. Here is the Paduak SS almost ready. This thing is a beast!
  2. KEA 2017 builds

    I only used a wash coat of dark purple dye originally, then did the rest with gradual coats of kandy color. Then i sanded the edge to shape and it left a clear line. Here are some better pics.
  3. KEA 2017 builds

    A couple of updates. I got the 7 string buffed and ready for hardware. The white is actually the reflection of the clouds. The purple SS also got its last coats of clear as well.
  4. Black Limba Flying V

    Great work. That is one of the best looking Vs ive ever seen.
  5. KEA 2017 builds

    No sir, this one was the tamo ash one i posted over a year ago. Longest build of my entire career! I had a lot going on last year and it really took its toll on me. Thank you sir! Some of the other builds i have going on are even cooler, i just havent gotten around to them.
  6. KEA 2017 builds

    Been getting a lot done lately. All little stuff though. But the ziricote EXP is ready for sanding. The 7 string EXP got its final buff today. The pic is pre level and buff.
  7. KEA 2017 builds

    Yup, its a winner for sure! The finish will be purple burst. The hardware will be mixed gold and black hipshot. I remember that one like it was yesterday. An amazing guitar! The fretboard is mac ebony.
  8. KEA 2017 builds

    Its actually not left handed, thats just the back. The front i posted after of the quilted maple top. Its just overall the most high end guitar ive made. black limba body, super quilted top (expensive, and rare to find wide enough for an explorer) Wenge and flame maple neck. Ive never used all these in one guitar.
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  10. KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks man! Ive loved working with this stuff. Here is another one added to the que. It has actually been my main focus of builds but i havent had much time. Finally got the body routed to shape, beveled and the neck fretted and carved today. This one is the highest speced guitar ive ever made.
  11. KEA 2017 builds

    I sounds and feels great so far. I should have bought more of it. They had enough for probably 4 bodies. And now that shop, the only one in albuquerque that sells exotic woods is going out of business.
  12. KEA 2017 builds

    Dont forget the part about forgetting to wear a dusk mask while using an angle grinder to carve the top, and blowing out orange snot for 27 hours. As well as looking like an umpa loompa from the orange dust sticking to you. The body wood was the best paduak ive ever worked with. It is 100% quartersawn and carved and sanded the best out of any wood ive ever used. The neck had a little bit different grain patter, but was still nice to work with.
  13. KEA 2017 builds

    Even here black limba is hard to find. It comes in spurts. Yup, 100% paduak. I strung it up last night for a test run. Feels great.
  14. KEA 2017 builds

    Just a little update. I finally got the Paduak SS sanded and a few coats of oil on it. Darkened up a lot, but is looking really organic.
  15. KEA 2017 builds

    Greetings! Hope all is well. The weather is warming up here and it makes for much more enjoyable build environments. I finally got around to gluing this up and cutting it out. Been wanting to do this combo for years!