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Ummmm.... sunburst... now that's an idea.

Just popped to get some sandpaper. bloody DIY shops. (i live in the middle of nowhere) only have down to 150 grit. bloody useless. Nevermind. I woke up and had a look at it this morning, and it is growing on me. But i did want to have a matching headstock.... Veneer me thinks :D or i might just leave it maple. i dunno. got the weekend of work, so will be sanding it down then. :D

I really want a hard wearing lacquer finish if i can. But, i need something in spray cans! This may be a stupid question, but i have some acrylic lacquer for the paint i was gonna paint it with... can that be used? Or do i need something more *specialist*?

Oooh, and i read somewhere that if you use UV protection the padauk keeps its colour? Where from and how?!B)

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If you can get a veneer, and you decide to stay natural, go for it. It might be an extra hassle and expense to get your hands on it, but making a closer match between the body and headstock might make or break the final execution!

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Bit of an update here. Guitar is all put together and plays and sounds like a beauty :D Just waiting on a few parts from mouser (switching jacks and a switch to match the 4pdt jobby). Looks good. Decided to stay natural and oil and wax the body. Just needs a few more coats of wax (local stuff from down the road B)) which i know i should have done and finished before putting the guitar together, but i couldn't resist!! Pics to follow when i get chance. :D

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This is an official post from the NGMAA (National Guitar Manufacturer's Association of America). That guitar is too nice for industry standards, and is thus a hazard to itself and others. Please package it (carefully!) and PM me for details for shipping it to me for proper disposal. Time is of the essence!!

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In all seriousness, though, that is an inspiring creation. I just might have to make myself a padauk bass now. Hmm... padauk wings, padauk laminate neckthrough with maple accents, pau ferro fb, Bartolini Jazz pickups, gold hardware... we might have something here!

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Sounds brilliant. needs a bit of a nut dress cous i have it tuned to C, But otherwise its very good. Its finished with danish oil and beeswax. The tuners fitted fine! There will be a switch, i just gotta order a matching one from mouser when i get the chance.

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Graphtech sell the saddles for 7 string guitars with a strat style bridge. But interestingly they fit in Hipshot 7 string Tremolos :D (just a question, why are the hiphot 7 string trems more than twice the price of the 6 string?!)

I've already looked well into this, as one of my two new guitars is going to be a seven string, and i'm hooked on the piezo!

Oh just another bit of advice, don't bother getting the internal preamps. You have to fumble around with batteries and put one in each guitar. buy an external one and run it with a stereo cable. Sounds better, and more importantly is cheaper! I have a behringer ADI21 as a stopgap before getting a nice LR baggs one, and it sounds amazing through a PA.

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