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mike in lytle
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« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2017, 02:49:18 PM »

 
The guitar looks outstanding! You did a great job.
You made your first post last November, right around when I was planting my live oak acorns.
The tallest of those trees is now at four feet.
You had to work a lot harder on your project than I did on mine.
Mike
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« Reply #41 on: September 19, 2017, 06:39:27 PM »

I'm *VERY* impressed. Looks awesome, and I love the SG finish on that mahogany - unexpected and very "un-Tele" - but it works great!  bowdown
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« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2017, 11:29:47 PM »

You made a nice looking guitar. I like that, and thanks for showing us
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« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2017, 05:19:51 AM »

My favorite part of the build are the back cavity covers. I would have never thought to use CA as a sort of varnish.

Yes, it works great on any kind of thin solid wood or plywood.  Not only does it give it a great glossy look, it seems to strengthen a thin piece considerably, making it more like plastic in terms of durability while maintaining the wood-looking aspect.  It takes a few coats depending on how it is being absorbed.  I've made a couple of truss-rod covers this way as well.  CA glue polishes quite well once it has cured for a day or two.
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« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2017, 06:45:53 AM »

Awesome build Kurt.  I really like that you did the rear cavity volume/tone control approach with no pickguard nor tele style front plate.

Yes, me too.  More like a LP or RS-4 style.  Having all the parts attached to the actual solid hunk of wood body appealed to me in terms of potential sound (albeit untested).  Plus this way I can show off the wonderful wood grain of the whole top and a pickguard is simply an aesthetic option.
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Back in '66, I was 13 and that was my fix.
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« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2017, 06:59:52 AM »


The guitar looks outstanding! You did a great job.
You made your first post last November, right around when I was planting my live oak acorns.
The tallest of those trees is now at four feet.
You had to work a lot harder on your project than I did on mine.
Mike
Wow!  Looks like your acorn project was a great success, Mike.
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Became a Shooting Star when I got my 1st guitar.
Back in '66, I was 13 and that was my fix.
Still shooting for stardom after all this time.
If I never make it, I'll still be fine.


 
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