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willliam_q last won the day on February 26

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  1. I’m from the Uk so obviously the Australian climate is much different In my opinion the neck should never feel tight in the pocket. You shouldn’t need to apply pressure to get it to fit, but at the same time there shouldn’t really be any perceptible gaps when it is bolted together. Thats why we build for ourselves, as you’ve alluded already, the mass produced guitars sometimes don’t meet our standards. I had a similar issue with my last guitar on the next pocket, I made up a veneer and glued it in place, now there are no gaps and the veneer can’t be seen by the naked eye. The n
  2. Looks great Scott. Yep, if you still have fingerprints when you are finished sanding...you’re doing it wrong!
  3. I agree, love that blue burst. Is there a hint of pearl in it or is that just camera tricks?
  4. Started work on the body. Didn’t do too much, just enlarged the trem cavity to make it uniform to fit a block into it. The block is from scrap alder from my 5150 project a few years back. the trem screws will likely be routed out or covered by the new trem so I’ll leave them unless I think it will show in the final finish. next step will be to add some wood into the swimming pool cavity to support the trem studs. I’m in two minds as to whether I should completely fill the swimming pool and the route the individual pickups or whether I should just add a strip of
  5. Not sure about the ‘ghetto’ suggestions above, the plan is to make the guitar better looking... I might have another problem though, I haven’t checked if the car parts shops are open. I might struggle to get paint for spraying. another covid distraction arrived today, a Mooer GE200 multi effects pedal. Looking forward to trying it out. Had to get it with a baby on the way I want to be able to practice through headphones!
  6. A quick look on eBay and standard pickguard blank material can be got for around £15. Suitable carbon fibre material and almost 3 times that. Can’t really justify the extra given the original value of the guitar and the parameters of this project. so black material it is then ive ordered up some parts at the weekend and got postage confirmation the morning...I have to wait till the middle of June!! in the meantime I can crack on with sorting out the body routs and hopefully pickguard blank will arrive quicker than that.
  7. My thoughts exactly. Yes can make a shim for neck angle as well. Might do that! Although I’m definitely thinking about swapping out the frets anyway as I really like Jumbos
  8. I now need to order up a few things. the Nut with my Floyd is too wide, I need a 42mm nut. I think I’ll replace the tuners as well, there’s too much ‘patina’ on them for my liking! the Floyd Rose route will end up very close to the pickup cavity. I think I’ll need to block off the current cavity and route from scratch to allow it to sit right top mounted.
  9. Lifted the guitar out for a first look, it’s not as bad as I thought but there will be a substantial amount of work to be done. I checked the truss rod and it’s still working. It needs a good clean first! neck isn’t as dinged up as I thought it was so will just come out with a bit of sanding. It feels surprisingly good! there is a bit of fret wear though. Still undecided if I should refret with Jumbos although the current frets look like some could be seated better. The body is very light. The moisture in the garage has definitely affected
  10. @curtisa yes it’s a budget Pacifica. The guy in music shop at the time told me the only difference was mines was made in somewhere like China vs the Pacifica being made in Korea...or something like that. Can’t remember the specifics. I’m sure the Pacifica has a bit more quality parts to it. im thinking black and yellow too. In terms of Carbon Fibre, I can get a yellow carbon fibre mat as well (on eBay) and could potentially layer black and yellow cf. when the pickguard is bevelled the yellow should show through. Could be great or it could be a mess....who knows I’ll think about
  11. Ah man you’ve had a lot of bad luck with your build recently, but the necks are now really looking the part. Spray painting isn’t easy. I did my first guitar with rattle cans and i made that many mistakes, but didn’t sand back just over coated. Eventually I admitted defeat, and peeled off paint layers about 3mm thick! It turned out ok in the end. I really got used to spraying when I repainted motorbike fairings. That project taught me a lot. I got a compressor for that and it definitely was better but it’s a pain in the arse having to clean the gun each time. drying time is
  12. New project time!!! Like a lot of people, life is affected by Coronavirus. As someone who lives in UK (Northern Ireland) the lockdown is definitely having an affect. My work is unaffected thankfully, however my wife has had to close her business. Being 23 weeks pregnant she won’t be opening up now until at least October. By then we could be in a second wave of Coronavirus and therefore another lockdown. We are very fortunate in that financially we will be ok for about a year or so, if we are careful. After which there could be lifestyle re-evaluations . So to get to th
  13. Wow, glad I got mines in last month or wouldn’t have had a chance!! Great selection to choose from but made it very difficult to come to a decision. great work done by all entrants and all should be proud regardless of who wins!
  14. I recently completed metal gear solid 5, and whilst it was a fantastic game, the end was so disappointing I felt I’d wasted all of the spare time I put into it. Such a deflating feeling, which is what made me go back to building a guitar again. I couldn’t face another winter going through with nothing to show for it! now that spring is upon us ive started playing assassin creed unity. I kinda feel it should be the other way round. I should build in summer and play vid games in winter have to save the pennies though to get through this Coronavirus since the wife had to close
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