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  Topic: Sourcing bodies and necks
Southwest Bob

Replies: 26
Views: 1459

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:42 pm   Subject: Sourcing bodies and necks
I too have been very happy with my bodies from USACustomGuitars. The wood was excellent and they even did an order for me that was custom.

I had them cut the body so the bookmatch line was on the ...
  Topic: Mary Kaye over Ash with no grain filler?
Southwest Bob

Replies: 2
Views: 351

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:49 pm   Subject: Mary Kaye over Ash with no grain filler?
Grain filling is very difficult. The first time I tried it, it was a bad effort. So I just took the paint off and started over. I spent a lot more time getting it smooth. It made a difference.
  Topic: Dirty blonde
Southwest Bob

Replies: 6
Views: 579

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:17 am   Subject: Dirty blonde
Here is a so called dirty blonde Strat without gold hardware:

http://images.peachguitars.com/4/1430485726_53.jpg

Does your guitar look anything like this or the Mary Kaye's?
  Topic: Dirty blonde
Southwest Bob

Replies: 6
Views: 579

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:11 am   Subject: Dirty blonde
Check out these Mary Kaye's:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Mary+kaye+strat&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjW_8yV8anWAhUH4CYKHU9MAaAQsAQIvAE&biw=1280&bih=86 ...
  Topic: Dirty blonde
Southwest Bob

Replies: 6
Views: 579

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:09 am   Subject: Dirty blonde
The other problem with re-painting it is that getting a realistic relic finish is really an art. So if you repaint it, I would recommend you NOT try to get a relic finish. But the problem is that yo ...
  Topic: Dirty blonde
Southwest Bob

Replies: 6
Views: 579

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:43 am   Subject: Dirty blonde
Stop! The Custom Shop had something specific in mind when your guitar was made. Older "blonde" Strats are either Olympic White over alder or Mary Kay white over ash. If you are seeing gra ...
  Topic: Grain not quite filled
Southwest Bob

Replies: 14
Views: 999

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:58 pm   Subject: Grain not quite filled
I have never had to grain fill the back of a neck.
  Topic: My new music video on YouTube
Southwest Bob

Replies: 0
Views: 250

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:11 am   Subject: My new music video on YouTube
My niece helped me get this posted to YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfrDNaPIjxg

This one was posted a while back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mUlbMWIfCg
  Topic: New Orleans
Southwest Bob

Replies: 5
Views: 415

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:29 pm   Subject: New Orleans
Crawfish etouffee, baby. That'a what I'm talkin bout.
  Topic: New Orleans
Southwest Bob

Replies: 5
Views: 415

PostForum: Everything Else...   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:07 pm   Subject: New Orleans
I was very impressed with New Orleans although I had no use for Bourbon Street. It was like an out-of-control frat party with people vomiting in the gutter. Some of the live music is good but you wi ...
  Topic: Advice Needed!: Light Relic Strat Neck with Rosewood Board
Southwest Bob

Replies: 1
Views: 353

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:15 pm   Subject: Advice Needed!: Light Relic Strat Neck with Rosewood Board
I would give it a good tint but not work that hard on dings. Your fretboard is rosewood so it will not need much relic effort.
  Topic: Tinted Tru Oil?
Southwest Bob

Replies: 3
Views: 462

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:36 pm   Subject: Tinted Tru Oil?
I sanded the back of the neck of nitro and after hitting bare wood, I added some Tru-oil to protect the wood. Visually I cannot see the areas that were sanded through.
  Topic: Stark White and Nitro
Southwest Bob

Replies: 27
Views: 3171

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:37 pm   Subject: Stark White and Nitro
Anytime you use ReRanch nitro you need to weara mask and cover up you arms. And I use the same plastic gloves that are used by food preps in restaurants. You do not want to get it on you. Cover you ...
  Topic: Stark White and Nitro
Southwest Bob

Replies: 27
Views: 3171

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:55 am   Subject: Stark White and Nitro
I was successful in creating an Oly white strat using ReRanch nitro paint. This was an approach that John Suhr suggested to me and it worked.

I used a can of Mary Kaye white as my clear over Olymp ...
  Topic: Stratocaster body
Southwest Bob

Replies: 7
Views: 1186

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:21 pm   Subject: Stratocaster body
USA Custom also has a sale page:

https://shop.usacustomguitars.com/product-category/sale-bodies/

Warmoth is excellent too. I think they are both in the State of Washington.
 
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