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KempGuitars

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  1. That (new KM2 shape) archtop build posted August 20...
  2. Hey dude, I use 2k matte SprayMax for my finishes. Easy to use, cures quick and offers great finish
  3. Thanks dude. All these are finished with 2k Polyurethane. Thanks Simon. I have a website (link in signature) but you're likely to find more information reading through my past threads Unfortunately, no YouTube channel as I'm simply too shy to talk and look into a camera! Thanks dude. That's a Gotoh Floyd Rose installed in that guitar.
  4. And one of said other builds nearly ready for finishing...
  5. Hello! I hope everyone is safe and well out there. The past few months have been a little manic... And very quiet... So here's a little update on what's been happening during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 and the guitars that have materialised from the Kemp Guitars workshop. Enjoy! And finally... We have other builds in progress and our custom order books are open
  6. No problem, I'm always happy to help I would recommend SprayMax 2k clear coat, assuming you're after something in a spray can. It's proper 2k (there's a small cannister of hardener within the main can which has to be released prior to spraying) so cures rock hard but you will need a decent mask and ventilation. Not sure where you are located but it's available on eBay (amongst other places) in the USA and Europe. Sadly no YouTube channel... I'm too shy to stand in front of a camera
  7. Been making a bit if dust in the shop the last couple of days. Got myself some American Walnut and Black Limba to play around with - full reveal coming soon...
  8. Thanks dude. I use Polyurethane clear coat as a sealer nowadays
  9. ... In the meantime, getting this one ready to ship shortly... Custom SS with Quilted Maple drop-top on Alder body, Flame Maple bolt-on neck, Ebony fretboard with Blood Basin Jasper dots, Gotoh TOM and 381 Magnum Locking tuners, Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (bridge)/Distortion (neck) pups and that red-black burst matte finish
  10. Yes, the famous lion blanket. Can't get rid of that now, it's been with me and my online updates for some years now Regarding the V, that one is ready for paint but I'm waiting for better weather/temperatures at the moment (it's decided to get wintry cold here again) as it's gonna be a Nitro finish. Won't be too much longer I hope
  11. TBH, I never use tinted clear coat and have no knowledge of what can be done in terms of mixing spray cans for you other than standard solid colour 1k acrylic paint (like Halfords, U-Pol stockists, etc). Ask around. Failing that, you might have better luck with Nitro trans/semi-trans cans.
  12. That finish looks awesome and the stain colouring in the Poplar top reminds me of Buckeye Burl... Love the natural back too. Awesome work dude
  13. Spraymax 2k cans are available on eBay and is top quality (German) stuff ... but you can't tint it :(
  14. Sorry for late response but thank you very much... And your build is also looking great!!!
  15. I'm no CNC or headless guy, but that is some super work
  16. Well, this custom SS has turned out really well IMO and I am wishing I don't have to give it up, but it is almost ready to make it's way to a new home as soon as I receive the Seymour Duncan Custom 5/Distortion set I ordered... Full gallery photoshoot coming later this week
  17. Some other bits going on. Got these two custom builds that I've been shielding and prepping for assembly, just waiting for the last of the hardware...
  18. Sorry dude, I missed your post. Yes, it's an odd colour. Looks very blood-like and almost orangey until it was sealed, now the red has popped and is awaiting clear coat. It will, however, be a matte finish in the usual Kemp style
  19. Seen naked in the first post of this thread, now the SS has some colour...
  20. Thanks for the comments My templates are made myself from MDF. In terms of keeping them damage free, as @ADFinlayson said; watered down wood glue or thin CA
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