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  1. Hey all, I am planning a Les Paul build and am hoping to use Wudtone finish on the build. My only reservation is that I plan to use a different type of finish on the front of the guitar. and because I have no idea what Wudtone is made of, I don't know if there is a chance of reaction between the two finishes. Does anyone know? And has anyone tried Wudtine with a lacquer or polyurethane on the same project?
  2. Hey everyone, I'm back after a leave of absence for school! So I'm going to get started on my next project which I will be building a Basswood Guitar kit. Now I know Basswood is a soft wood which is where you guys' help comes in. What is the best way to protect Basswood when painting the body with acrylic paint? I've heard of epoxy or shellac used as an initial coat but I don't know how well acrylic paint would stick to that or whether either of the two finishes will lift the acrylic paint. Would just a few of topcoats of poly be enough to protect the guitar?
  3. Hey everyone long time no see! So anyway I was wondering, has anyone tried sanding the back of a strat neck flat? I want to try it on my next guitar kit since my thumb can slip around on a regular round neck.
  4. For my next build I want to stain my guitar a dark brown color so my inlay pops out. The trouble is that I can't find any good stain samples on mahogany online. Does anyone have any pictures of a dark stain they did on mahogany? What products did you use?
  5. Hey everyone! So for my next build I'm planning on doing an inlay just behind the stop tail piece. I've been looking up ways to cut a channel in the wood so I can fill it with inlay material but there a bunch of ways it could work. Does anyone know the best way to inlay on mahogany? I can't post a pic of my design right now but it consists of a couple long, narrow (quarter inch) channels running from the bottom of the body to just short of the tailpiece. I'm having trouble with is figuring out what I'm gonna use to cut the channels into the wood.
  6. So I was looking at some possible trems I would like to fit onto a new project I'm planning and I came across this MosLike Trem bar: https://reverb.com/item/7532820-moslike-vibrato-with-mosrite-spec-bridge-tremolo-sb?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI37aUm_rW5AIVx8DACh2mdgsPEAQYBCABEgKPuvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&merchant_id=102824734&pla=1&utm_campaign=2068628530&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google Does anyone have any experience with these? Right now I am either considering this or the Duesenberg Les Trem. This trem is a little cheaper than the Les Trem, easier to get (I don't have to pay for international shipping), and it includes a roller bridge which is something that i would have to buy seperately with the Les Trem.
  7. Hey all, sorry I haven't been more active in the forums lately. College just started for me so I've been saddled with a whole bunch of work lately. Anyway I've been curious, I have a mahogany top acoustic guitar that has this shimmer in the wood grain especially in the light. Does anyone know how to get that shimmer? Does anyone know what I'm talking about or am I just crazy?
  8. So I'm planning on painting the top of my next guitar kit and staining the sides and back (like a gold top Les Paul). I want to order the kit with an unbound body so the lighter colored maple top will give a fake binding look to the sides. Do y'all have any tips for how to tape the sides off? Is there a better alternative than tape? I'll need a reasonably good seal since any runoffs could ruin my plans.
  9. Nice lol! So once I work out where to place the jack and the angles to drill at I was planning on starting with a jack-socket sized drill hole straight down. There should be plenty of room to drill down, those mono jacks aren't too deep. Then hopefully my spatial reasoning and measurements are good because then I'm gonna drill another hole from the cavity to the hole... ...At least that's ideal
  10. The Jem seems interesting but how do you set the guitar down if its plugged in? The guitar will rest on the cable if you set it down. Thinking about it more I like the idea of putting one of these Electrosocket tele cups and installing it to the front: https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Jack_Plates/Electrosocket_Jack_Mount.html It's a support for the output jack and I could even flush mount if I want to.
  11. So I built the SG from a kit which I chose because the jack placement on the guitar doesn't interfere with my playing style. I've been attracted to a Les Paul style kit and now that I've gotten my feet wet with precision drilling I want to build kits and mod them to my playing style rather than having to mod my playing style around them. That looks interesting, especially in the image. I was thinking drilling between the two tone pickups and placing my jack just aft of them. I'm still interested in drilling the jack hole through the control cavity plate. I don't have to drill though the wood and at least for right now I'm not planning on doing too much gigging.
  12. It's not exactly classical, I prop the guitars lower bout on my lap, it brings the neck up so my wrist is straight. So yeah, on most guitars the jack is right where my knee rests. I just had an idea: what if I drilled out the control cavity cover and mounted the jack there? I have a Les Paul Style guitar and if I were to drill the hole just off center and back.
  13. Actually, now that I think about it I really just need the jack out of the way. I could move the jack further back or even onto the back of the guitar. I could only use 90 degree plugs if I drill it onto the back but I like those plugs anyway. IMO though an SG style output jack would look kind of like a solidbody ES. I'm not a fan of Strat jacks either, I just like a small hole on the front.
  14. Hey everyone, So having just completed my SG kit for the most part I've decided that I want to build a Les Paul Kit for my next build. The only problem is that I'm not a fan of the input jack being on the side and want to relocate it to the top. The thing I'm worried about is that since I want to stain the guitar I don't know how visible the difference between the body and plug would be. On top of this no custom kit maker can make a body with this mod, I'm admittedly a little off put about that.... Does anyone have any tips for plugging holes? I was thinking of either drilling the new hole with some kind of bit that leaves a core that I can just glue in, or finding a mahogany wood dowel and cutting that down to fit.
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