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killemall8

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    KEA 2017 builds

    Ok, here we go! Picking up where i left off from last years thread: The only thing i have to show for this year is this neck blank. Walnut, paduak and cocobolo. Im waiting for some maple veneer to come in, so it will give a crisper line between each of the woods.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Ive tried with 3 different cameras. Only 1 is a dslr. I dont remember off hand what lens it has on it. I was never good with DSLRs.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks! its been a long time since i did that with a real flame top. Here is a picture after its been buffed. This one is weird. Its actually the most 3d looking grain ive ever created, but yet, i cant capture it in natural light.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks guys. Ive had this ss7 for so many months already. I finally spent a day sanding it and getting some finish on it. Green is really hard to photograph.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks guys! Here are a few more pics of the details.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    so i didnt have a day off at all last week. I finally had today off and i got a lot done.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Ive been slacking on this project so much. Its in the final stages but still cant get it finished off. Been super busy at work.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    So this guitar ive had to the finishing stages for over 6 months. It was the last custom order i ever took, and this is the longest any guitar has ever taken me, period. It took so long i had to give it to the buyer for almost half price A shame, it turned out nice. The finish isnt as flawless as it looks in the pic.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    That one is 1/4" thick.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    The explorer? That one is veneer. The rest on that page are real tops.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks. Im not sure which one you are referring to.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    So after taking a little over a month off from building, I attempted to work on some things. I picked up right where i left off, if not worse. Every single thing i touched i made a mistake on. I ruined a lot of wood and a few bodies. Hats off to you guys, who can work a full time job and still build quality guitars. I definitely cant do both.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Well, I had a good run. The last 3 of 5 guitars (of course the ones that were orders) i have severely messed up on. Ive issued over 1500$ in today. Was worth a shot, but this week destroyed me. Im not the builder i used to be.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Its from the burst. I haven't sanded back the bevel yet. For the stain, I actually got it the cleanest I ever have, with zero bleed onto the bevel.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Progress has been slow lately. Ive been super busy with work and other things. Today was the first time in a couple weeks ive had time to relax and work on projects. Camera was dead earlier, so no progress pics. But there is this...
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    KEA 2017 builds

    I finally got a better picture of the bubinga EXP. Also got the spalted SS routed.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks man. it turned out well, i would have rather done it a different color though. Ive been pretty busy lately. Ive still been working on a lot of guitar stuff, but i have been working myself to death. I havent given myself a free day in over 2 months. It might be time to take an actual weekend.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    That is the one that ended up red. I thought i had posted some pics of it.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Just a sneak peek. A huge thanks and shoutout to Doug at Parable guitars!
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Thanks man! Which Tamo ash guitar?
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    KEA 2017 builds

    A few pics from today. Drilling the tuner holes, drilling for fretboard alignment pins and gluing the fretboard on. Ziricote 26.5" scale fretboard. This will go on the 7 string quilted body i posted last week.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Yup, thats all it is. Just veneer glued to EMGs.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    A few pics from today
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    KEA 2017 builds

    Took the tape off, scraped and sanded the sides clean. IT always makes a huge difference at this point.
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    KEA 2017 builds

    I wish! spalted maple.
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