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  1. Woden

    KEA 2017 builds

    Great to see you back building again. Your attention to detail is remarkable. Your designs and wood combos really remind me of Carillion Guitars in the UK. And being a sucker for a purple-stained top, I was blown away by the two you recently did!
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    Pariahrob's build log

    I use the same shielding paint. It stretches really far for such a small bottle. Seafoam with off white sounds awesome. Looking forward to this coming together, Rob.
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    Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    Just wanted to say I'm loving your work, Mr Kemp, and thanks for the pointers on multiscales/neutral fret positions etc. I'm doing my first one at the moment and to realise I don't need a slanted bridge or pups is a lot less hassle and money spent!
  4. No worries! I should have figured you made them, but now I know to look for L aluminium profiles to help me on my way. Loving what you did with the Hannes too - great solution to make it multiscale.
  5. Can you show me where? The VS100, when I google it, has a one-piece base but yours are individual bases for each saddle.
  6. Lovely work, well done. Please tell me where you found those individual Wilkinson saddle bases - they are exactly what I'm looking for to finish a prototype fanned fret model I'm halfway through.
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    Double dye stabilizing wood

    These look phenomenal. You could hang them as wall art, they look that interesting. Glad to know the californiawoods people aren't ripping us off as it sounds very intensive.
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    UV Cure Finish Experiment (DIY)

    I was going to say, yeah, don't wait for the sun to return and just make a DIY UV oven for winter curing! Great idea. Let me know how you get on because I think this is one of the best options around. I know all the big factories use UV curing and it sounds like the time saved would be a big bonus for the one man shops like many of us have.
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    UV Cure Finish Experiment (DIY)

    Thanks for posting your experiments on here. So many articles I read about finishing with lacquers are US-based where the humidity/UV levels are totally different to Blighty, so I look forward to seeing what your conclusions are once you've spray tested.
  10. Woden

    My Les Paul

    It sounds excellent in that video you posted. What pickups did you use, Massimo?
  11. Woden

    My Les Paul

    The talent on here blows my mind sometimes. Obviously your inlay work is incredible, but the overall package is extremely classy in every regard. As you said, the only improvement you might have made is using the EVO gold fretwire, but you can always upgrade them one day if you wanted to. I'm definitely not entering GOTM this month now, haha! Honestly, this may be the nicest Les Paul I've ever seen. Would hate to try and value it but surely we're talking many thousands.
  12. Thanks, Seb. Classy logo you did there. I've just got some decal paper to try out but I'm also experimenting with a laser cut rubber stamp for my signature logo. I figured the stamp gives me as many colour options as I want and it's just a case of finding the right ink/paint to use with it.
  13. What a stunning build. Like everyone else, I'm really into how methods and clean design. The pickguard really finishes this off nicely, but it's the contours that make this stand out for me. I was wondering about the headstock logo. Is that a waterslide decal buried under 2K or did you do something else?
  14. Woden

    KEA 2017 builds

    Please don't give up. Good job or not, this is your talent!
  15. I forgot about that photo. I assume it's not too heavy enough to stress those two areas when laid like that. Sounds like a great coalescence between Mick's vision and your ability to realise his concept. This is so striking that I imagine you will get further orders for one once people ask Mick about his new prized bass. I also forgot to praise you for the hand-drawn plans, too. As a 33-year-old learning his trade, I sometimes feel like a pariah for not using CAD but I much prefer to draw by hand and work that way. I'm not overlooking the efficiency of CAD, by any means, and I'm sure I'll get it into it when it's necessary, but while I'm still on my first few builds, I want to do it old school.