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Post by corsair on Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:36 am

... while not as technical as Sarc's, it's the finish that's going to be given the treatment, and I'd like your input guys...

what d'ya reckon I should do with this...

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Post by Guest on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:15 am

Body looks like ash? I would sand it down (of course) and get it really clean looking, and then go for the old scholl Ash Telecaster type finish, especially since it has a maple fretboard with black dot inlays. Give it a classy look.

Spend some time on that fretboard - I think it could come out looking nice. I'd also probably get a nut blank and fit it to size instead of using the original with a shim.

Looking forward to it's progress eh

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Post by hoax on Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:00 am

I am with Sarc's old school tele look.

Sand it smooth and finish it with satin oil.I use worktop/counter top danish oil. Use a black pick guard.

Even consider a tele bridge and a high output tele bridge single coil pickup.

Just redress and polish the frets.

And don't take two bloody years to do it!!!

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Post by Barry on Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:33 pm

hoax wrote:...Even consider a tele bridge and a high output tele bridge single coil pickup...
Oh the horror!

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Post by corsair on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:42 pm

Hardware's gonna be stock; I like the MMK45 noise and I think I'll even leave the bridge there! Machines gotta go; they're rooted but the finish is the big one. This is going to be a true custom finish...

... so come on; whaddya got in the way of ideas?!

Wasn't two years... one and a bit... Laughing

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Post by Barry on Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:54 pm

You already know I'm partial to blue. Razz

The ash grain on this model line pretty much demands a trans finish Johnny; it would be a bloody shame to cover it.

Gretsch has been pumping out some amazing colours lately. At the risk of giving Swamp Thing an inferiority complex, THIS is my current fav. (Guitar's awesome too!)

Or maybe time for something orange-y?

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:55 pm

Keep this one as natural as you can to show that awesome grain. The trans blue would look nice but I would test a small area first then decide.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:43 pm

trans black...or blackburst?

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Post by corsair on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:48 am

I'm sorry, guys.... this is going to be a solid colour because I've had to repair the wood around the jack socket!
I'm thinking about two options atm...

One is a pacific WW2 ANZAC aviation themed top, with silhouettes of an NZ F4U-1D Corsair and an Australian Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang on the front; don't know about the background of such a finish yet, and the headstock would be the same colour as the body, with a representation of my fathers medal ribbon bar where the logo would be.

Failing that, a purple burst; with a silver with lavender pearl back colour and a deep purple burst around the edges?

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Post by IanO on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:01 pm

Nowt complicated in the finish department then!

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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:29 pm

Know what, I like your idea 'bout the Corsair - truely representative

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Post by Barry on Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:31 pm

corsair wrote:I'm sorry, guys.... this is going to be a solid colour because I've had to repair the wood around the jack socket!
Pity.

One is a pacific WW2 ANZAC aviation themed top, with silhouettes of an NZ F4U-1D Corsair and an Australian Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang on the front...
Nice tribute.

Failing that, a purple burst; with a silver with lavender pearl back colour and a deep purple burst around the edges?
Ding! Ding! Ding! We gots a weiner!
Ooh, ooh, ooh, any chance of staining the fretboard black too? What a Face

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Post by jim on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:12 pm

corsair wrote:I'm sorry, guys.... this is going to be a solid colour because I've had to repair the wood around the jack socket!

Why not swap the jack input to the sinked in with an angle stratocaster type? More convenient anyway + it's bigger so you could still show the wood. You were going to change out the barrel bridge anyway weren't you? BTW Love what you did to the Aria Urchin, sorry for not telling you before in the appropiate thread John. That was a great documented project!

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Post by jim on Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:19 pm

I saw it, I saw it, where is it?
There with a quick reply I found it. Not that it matters much.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:01 pm

I like the idea of the tribute to your dad.I had a blast when I did my project to honor my dad but I did not have as much work to to do as you have.

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Post by corsair on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:17 am

I just don't know what to do.....

The tribute guitar really does appeal, but may be a bridge too far as I'd want to have the aircraft silhouettes done as water slide transfers, or similar to keep the front as flat as possible, eh! And do I do them as black silhouettes or as full colour images? And what colour should the body be?

Hmmmmmmm......

@Jim; thanks, fella! Ahh, I was going to leave the hardware on it, barrel saddles and all!

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Post by Barry on Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:45 pm

corsair wrote:...I was going to leave the hardware on it, barrel saddles and all!
Ah, so you do not intend on actually playing it then?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:48 pm

lol!

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Post by corsair on Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:03 pm

I'd like to see what all the hubbub is about before I go changing it, is all! I'm making the presumption that a bridge change will happen at some stage in the future, but I want the finish to be all that it can be first!

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Post by Barry on Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:42 pm

Didn't think to ask if you've strung her up at all John.

If you do that should give a fair idea of how "well" the strings track up the neck. If it's like most of these buggers, they'll wander off on to the next guitar! clown

The length of those intonation adjustment screws adds to the general instability, but since you are Big Stiff String Man maybe they will seat better with the extra tension??

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Post by corsair on Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:30 am

Nope; I don't think Don ever had it strung up at all either, so lets wait and see; mine might the one where everything lines up!!

Looking forward to hooking into this one, too..... once I decide what finish to do! I mean, I know I had an airbrush artist do the burst on the Urchin, and this bloke is GOOD, to paint the Corsair onto my background would be child's play to him and I am considering it seriously, but I want to do the majority of the work myself.

I suppose I could give it a go, and if it turns out a little OTT, then the purple burst goes over the lot!

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Post by Barry on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:24 am

It's been awhile, and the memory ain't what it used to be, but do you still have that black and white custom finish (Strat?) that looked like a moo-cow? Razz

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Post by corsair on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:34 pm

You mean this .....



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Post by Barry on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:58 pm

Yep. Blends right in with the grazing herd don't it?

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Post by corsair on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:34 am

Here we go fellas...



















I've got a silver guide coat on everythign as I'm intending to do a purpleburst over silver/lavender pearl...
The headstock; I may have Dad's name and rank engraved on the TRC... too much??
The fretboard; needs work; what do I do with this, fellas - just sand it back lightly and recoat with something?
Lastly, which piece of art do you like the most... I'm leaning towards the aircraft only behind the bridge..

You blokes aren't shy so bring it on, eh?! I may not apply anything you say, but I will certainly listen to your opinions!!


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