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  1. Cool, thank you guys , I think I ll use my belt sander to shorten it ,I saw that i could remove the block unit so maybe sanding the top part instead of the bottom ? thanks for the replies.
  2. Gentlemen ,I am trying to build a strat like guitar with a 1 1/2 inch body blank ,the trem block would stick out according to my measurements, I d like to sand it and make it fit in the cavity, has anybody tried this before ,will I have any major effect on tone? any help with this is highly appreciated.Thank you.
  3. thank you,well it is my best guitar so far ,it is a lot better than the previous ones,i think it looks a little empty though,dont you think,i am not planning to do anything to it for now though,I am just getting used to the way it looks.
  4. ok so I put this one together yesterday,I am quite happy with the way it turned out, so here s some pics; http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS186.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS184.jpg
  5. here s more pics of what I did today, http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS132.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS130.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS129.jpg
  6. thats exactly how i feel about it,I just have done the amber thing so many times that i really wanted different but i also think this piece screams for it,as for the neck ,thanks for the kind words about it ,I think once its ready i t ll look better though ,right now i need to clean it up, and do the fret level and dressing cause i havent yet,i could route the pickups today though,i ll try that tomorrow,PTU 7 i like that purple guitar,i dont think for this one though,maybe on a different one,I am trying to do a turquoise color soon,we ll see.
  7. thanks man,i like it too,and i routed the neck pocket today, i just needto do the pickup cavities wich is going to be tricky with the carved top,but I think I ll use the myka gig to do it, hopefully ill do it right,some pics later today,still would like to hear more opinions about the finish.
  8. this is the third guitar this neck is going to be in,the first one ended up being to short a neck pocket so i made another neck for that one ,then put that neck on my last project that ended up being trashed,cause i didnt like the finish and stripped it and then sanded through and so osn and so on,so here s the project now ,I made this new body and an LP copy, and I am debating wether i enhance the figure with some Dye or leave it natural wich is what i ve been wanting for a while,but the figure is not as strong all the way across the piece so i thougt i might have to disguise that with a sunb
  9. What Idid isIbought a long board of about aninchand7 wide and justtried to match pieces according to the figure to the best i could ,if anything theycomefrom the same board that swhy the patterns are similar, good eye tough,thanks for the comments Roahds.
  10. I knowI said I was gonna leave it alone,but the whole dayi ve been staining and sanding and staining,this is the result, Isanded the black a little more and played with the yellow and brown, like Maiden said the top is far grom bookmatched, that makes it look a little funny but is what I canafford,anycomments,i ll post more later when i have clear on it. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS095.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS093.jpg
  11. some update,I satained black and sanded back http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS077.jpg then applied a brown and yellow mix http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS078.jpg removed the masking from the fingerboard for a preview of how it would look http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS081.jpg overalli think i am pleased with how it turned out, it s got a little more black than i wanted but I dont think Ican get it any better for now so I amnot gonna touch it, thanks maiden for your help, heres a picture of a bad memory, my 2nd guitar wi
  12. Yeah Maiden thanks for rubbing it ot my face (that beautiful work of yours) just kidding! ,well I alreadystartedsanding it down to barewood again ,i llpost some pics of the results later
  13. Gentlemen, i am not too happy with the way this guitar top turned out,if you look at the pictures you ll notice acertain kind of i dont know how call it ,blouchiness? ,looks kind of dirty maybe ,the thing is the figure is not really defined, i amthinking that maybe i sould have sanded more the darker dye before applying the second color? but anyway,is there a way to disguise this and make look more even with maybe color coats, i a mthinking a red brownishcolor on top of all this,do you think it ll do the trick ,or am i just hopless and i need to go back and start from the begginning? thank yo
  14. maan! I accidentally erased my whole album and there went all the pics from this thread,very sorry, I am posting a couple i had in my PC ,it takes sooo long to upload at photobucket I cant do more sorry,but here are some of them. http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...UITARS005-1.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS004.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS014.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS011.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS012.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d47/olye...SGUITARS016.
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