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DOPAMINE This is my 2nd build and was one of the most challenging project I've ever done. I put a ridiculous amount of time into it. This was my first: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/48345-let-me-have-it-first-build-adrenaline/ On the first day of working on it, it jerked on the router and took a chunk of meat out of my finger and drew a lot of blood, that is what earned it it's color. I designed this body with functionality and uniqueness in mind. Body: Ash , Padouk accent (Pickup rings, switch, back cover) Neck : 24 fret Floyd neck Scale: 25.5" Pickups: Artec Electronics: Simple 3 way switch, tone, volume Finish: Torch, Dye, Shelac, Oil Please let me know what you think, I am still learning about guitar building so any feedback you have is greatly appreciated. My brother in law playing it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZePJAPuEWM
I just built a rear-routed, swamp ash strat and i've begun the finishing stage. I'm really happy with the results, as its the first body I've made incident-free, so I'd like a little advice on the finish before I go too far down the wrong path. I am shooting for the brightest transparent white i can achieve via a wipe-on stain. I purchased Minwax water-based white tint base from Home Depot and wiped a few coats... It's nice - kind of a slightly-brighter Mary Kay finish. I really wanted a brighter, transparent Arctic White finish though. I did a few tests on scrap and got really nice results by thinning Kilz latex primer with water. 2 coats on the sample pieces and the finish is exactly what i wanted. Do you think its a bad idea to use this on the Strat? I'll be doing a wipe-on minwax poly finish. Any advice? Thanks.