f2droc Posted May 22, 2006 Report Share Posted May 22, 2006 A while back i got frustrated that a simple short caused a pickup of a Jackson I have to stop working and I had no idea what to do. So I decided to get an old junker from a pawnshop and take it apart, put it back together and learn a few things. But then realized that for a few bucks more I could get a saga kit and put the whole thing together. I should be getting the LP kit soon. I've read through reviews that they seem to be hit and miss and to check that everything fits before finishing which just seems logical. Most of my questions, at least for now, are about the finishing process. Please keep in mind that if you got tcp/ip, protools or mpeg questions I'm your man but painting and woodworking, I don't know anything aboot. I'm in no hurry to finish this. It's just for fun and personal knowledge. I do expect it to take me a few months The top is supposed to be flamed maple. I would like to make it see-through black. I sort of want to recreate the look of my LTD EC-1000 Black Cherry but black instead of red (Or well grey in that case I guess) Idealy I would do the see-through black for the front and just do solid black for the back, sides and neck. I've been reading a bit and it seems relatively simple. There are just a few things that aren't clear to me yet. I'm thinking of following this. http://www.stewmac.com/tradesecrets/bridge...e_guitar01.html It seems RELATIVELY simple (No words that I don't understand at least) and the end result is exactly what I want (well, not blue) Here are my questions The top of the guitar being arched, is sandblocking going to be a problem? Should I be careful in the type of block I choose? I've read that the tops are sealed on these Saga guitars. Am I right to think that an alcohol based dye will work? Am I right to think that a water based dye won't? Can someone point me to a good general painting 101? I understand the concept of some woods needing to get their grain filled but why does it work if if a sealant has been applied. Or does it? I am in and I believe that Reranch cannot ship aerosols internationally. Anyone have ideas where I could get supplies to do this? I might be able to get the dye from Reranch but the sealer and lacquer I doubt I can get from them. Not to mention the paint for the back and sides. I've been practicing of scrap wood with Canadian Tire paint with better results then I expected Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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