tasty Posted December 10, 2005 Report Share Posted December 10, 2005 Hello all! I am a brand new member and this is my first post. I have been reading Project Guitar non-stop the last week and it has inspired me to not only repair/upgrade the axes I own currently, but to build a project axe too! Especially inspiring was GF's photo tutorial of how to build a strat from scratch and also Mika Guitar's how to burst. Anywho. I figure I will build a warmoth project 'v' for my first homebuilt deal and I really want it to have a maple figured top (laminate i guess). I want it to be blue and probably a quilted design. I was wondering because there seems to be a debate on if one should dye the top black, then sand back and then dye...or just to dye then over shoot with some black around the edges. I would love to see this flying V in a blue sort of burst with brighter blue in the middle and going to a black on the outside. I will probably paint the back black as well as the headstock (therefore no natural binding necessacary). I have yet to see a quilt-top blue flying V so this should be hopefully a rare thing. I have planned to have a JB/Jazz configuration with 2tone/2vol and all chrome hardware/sperzels. 1> should I dye it black first then (carefully) sand back then dye blue? 2> does dye work through sanding sealer? 3> what type of sealer do you reccomend? I'm leaning towards dying black first because the back will be black, and it will make for a nicer fade burst to the edges...maybe i will need 2 types of blue for that added cool-factor. Thanks for all your help and inspiration (it seems a lot of other guys besides myself have guitar on the brain 24/7)..why buy some shelf garbage when you can build your own custom masterpiece!? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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