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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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Post by Westbone on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:37 am

How about the aircraft only between the p/up and neck.

Looks like that fingerboard has been wet at some point.

Even if you removed the finish you'll still have black stain lines in there.

My advice , just leave as is or remove all the frets and start again but it'll be a bugger to get rid of those lines.

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Post by corsair on Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:29 am

Like this...



Laughing

So, sanding the board back a little would leave black lines.... not too bothered about that, as long as its smooth!! The frets are in beautiful nick so they're staying; I might just lightly go over the board and oil it...

Thanks, Damian!

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Post by The Chad on Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:29 am

Leave it a little weathered, serves the purpose that way. Seems like that would suite the character you're going after. Make it look like it's been through something, you know? For the fretboard, sand it down and seal it over, the cracks will shine through and look great. And you Dad's name and rank on TRC, yes sir.

I like the plane behind the bridge.

What can you put between neck and pickup? If it were pertaining to the US Airforce, I'd say put the Airforce logo in there or a star. But I don't know what sybolism applies to your neck of the woods. What does apply?

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:31 pm

For the board I would go with the Stanley blade scraping technique, I have done this on. 3 boards now and I'm very happy with the results, maybe a few coats of tung/antique oil to finish?

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Post by Barry on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:12 pm

Glad to hear you're leaving the frets in, they look to be in good shape and it would be a shame to yank 'em out (Racing would probably disagree though).
I'd agree with Sarge, and scrape and sand the board. It's a bit of a PITA but I suspect it may go quickly since the finish already is knackered. Tung oil should provide a reasonable finish and stand up OK to light playing. Otherwise urethane is probably the tougher finish but harder to apply, unless you're considering doing the back of the neck too, in which case, spray away! I haven't tried it but you may be able to lighten the dark spots with a little bleach.

The plane looks more comfortable to me between behind the bridge. By the way, change that thing! Age a new one if need be to dull the shine a bit but no barrels!

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Post by corsair on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:08 am

One of the Electra lads has suggested a blue burst might be appropriate.... Pacific Ocean, big skies, airforce uniform, and I have to say I agree with him! So... in light of this.... how about I sand the board back and tint the bugger blue?? I've tried it on the itty bitty bit at the end of the board and I think it may be a runner....

Barry.... sorry bud but the bridge is staying in the immediate future! Though with the chrome machines, I may get a nice chrome bridge for the old girl....

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Post by The Chad on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:46 am

John, have you seen the Dean MAB2?

you clicky here

This may inspire you slightly even further, might spark another idea or something.

On your Vantage, the wood grain on the bottom half sort of looks like water. Would it appeal to you to cleverly stain that area to bring out the grain (to make it look like ocean)? Then you'd have water and sky, with the Cosair in flight over the water. Just a thought.

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Post by Westbone on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:52 am

With all due respect, think your ruining a good guitar.

Blue board...naw, looks cheap:evil:

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Post by The Chad on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:56 am

Blue board?! That would look cheap. Keep your natural board, looking aged and weathered, but smooth enough to be playable.

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Post by Barry on Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:32 am

Blue burst body.
Blue fret board.
(Just don't think it'll be easy to get it "right")

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:35 pm

Is that the color you are going with or primer? Was thinking ya might need a grain filler before the paint.

Alos the front and back have the grey, but will the back of the neck be painted? or will there just be a paint line behind the headstock where the paint ends?

I like the decal idea - keep it between the bridge and neck and not behind the bridge IMO

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Post by corsair on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:36 pm

Right. The style icons have spoken!! Laughing I won't do the fretboard; it was probably an idea better thought of than attempted!!

Sarc; that's just a silver guide coat and I'm going to leave the grain alone as I like the swirl under the paint... I'm going to blueburst over a silver/blue pearl base coat and I think the Corsair behind the bridge, to be honest...
Neck will be untouched and yes; a paint line behind the headstock.

Chad; yes, I have seen it and I thought it was reasonably tasteful if a little busy... thanks for the link!

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Post by corsair on Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:07 am

Rightio, my little shower of sh*t....

.... There is progress of a kind here: I've got the body back from the painter,



... and I'm well pleased.

I've done the headstock; this turned into a mission and I'm not done yet; I've all kinds of reactions with the clear coat over the decals, and I need to sort it out properly, but this is what I've got at the moment....



.... they're Pantera tuners, too, if you want a (tenuous) Westone link!

Now, just need to install the new bridge, wire it up and sort out the problem with the nut...



... some clown tried to stop the fret buzz by chamfering the end of the board!! I'm betting it didn't work as there was a very thick piece of aluminium u derneath the nut!

Anyone want to see more??

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Post by The Chad on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:27 am

I really like it so far, very nice buddy.  Those clouds blend right in to your great looking burst!  Maple neck on blue is amazing. 

Can't wait see it done.  


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Post by Barry on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:53 am

Yeah, just terrific Johnny. The painter did a beautiful job. Dad would be thrilled I'm thinkin'.

What's the plan for the fret board, maple insert? Could be a right PITA. What a dumb ass...Neutral

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:02 am

Nice paint eh!

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:34 pm

Very nice Job on this one. The burst paint brings out the Corsair perfect. Looks like the corsair is swooping down out of the clear pacific blue sky for the kill and the headstock decals look great as well. Salute

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Post by corsair on Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:54 am

Thanks, gang...






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Post by hoax on Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:22 pm

Crackin' paint job John. I know that you are flagging a bit with your guitars, but it's only a passing thing.

You'll get that thing completed, set it up and have a blast!

If it's still not working for you then have a break - but you'll be back, keen as ever, within a month or two.

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