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SGFanboy42

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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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 t
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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 th
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 wit
  14. * Looking back at both the coffee shop website and my memory. they actually have a PA system and several mics. So I guess amp output wont be a problem. * It'll most likely be just a duo. The event is widely advertised so people go to the shop specifically to see the acts. * The acts are on the floor with the patrons and there is a nicely sized but still limited space for acts. * Now this I'm not too sure about. There is a start and end time for the open mic night but even then with just a guitar and an amp it will take seconds unless I get a double 4X12 stack and head. * T
  15. Hey all so now that I've completed my guitar I'm on the search for an amplifier (insert cart before horse jokes here). Anyway I have a friend that is interested in writing songs, she likes karaoke, and there's an open mic night near my college at a coffeehouse every month. Having just put two and two together I realize that any amp I buy might need to be ready for small gigs. Just for visualization the coffee shop in question is a heavily renovated old car shop that still has the brick walls and bare ceilings. That said, when there isn't an open mic night it has those small Bose speaker s
  16. I haven't checked yet. The Titebond needs at least 24 hours for stressed joints to cure, and with that SG neckdive you know I'm gonna keep it on for that long. It would make sense for the pocket to be slightly larger at the top since the neck slides in. That said, It's tight enough to be tricky to get the neck in, has to be absolutely straight. Anyway I'll be able to check the strength of the joint late tonight! I might force some more glue in those spaces later but hopefully that'll just be cosmetic
  17. That would make sense here you go. They're admittedly small but I just want to make sure it doesn't mean something more major is going in below what I can see:
  18. Hey all, so I finally glued the neck for the guitar last night and when I checked it this morning I noticed there were little spaces with no glue between the neck and body. I put plenty of glue in last night, having to pick up quite a bit with a damp paper towel. Anyway I'm worried those little spaces between glue are a sign of a larger problem with the gluing job I did. Are they?
  19. Hey all, so I was at the hardware store the other day and while looking at wood finishes I decided to just use satin ploy for the neck rather than some exotic finish I wouldn't be certain would work. So here's the problem, I have an unbound neck, (Mahogany) so I have (engineered admittedly) rosewood from the fret board hanging off the side. Will the ploy affect the two woods differently, especially where they are glued?
  20. Okay guys right after I posted this I found a much better solution that I want to bounce off you all. It's called Howard Cutting Board Oil. It's 100% mineral oil and it gives a nice finish. Any thoughts?
  21. Sorry I hate to be the person who posts twice in a row, but I was wondering if anyone has ever used lemon oil to protect the neck of a guitar. I want a natural, unfinished feel for the neck of my kit. Can it be done or is it better to use something else?
  22. Yes I am. The error code I get is EX0. I've attached a screenshot.
  23. Is anyone else unable to access the guitar of the month pages? The the threads appear but when i click to open one it says there was a network error...
  24. Do you think adding water to the recipe would be a good idea? The viscosity doesn't seem to be too bad from the video I found to make it but I'm not sure if I need it thinned to get into the grain.
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