A Blonde Tele
Built by Jack Lawson this blonde Tele rivals
the factory for looks and according to Jack, playability. Here is Jack's
description of the process.
Here's the rundown on the finish technique:
The Swamp Ash Tele body was made by my friend Marty at MMGUITARS
in New York. I used a Parks sanding sealer to seal the wide grain of the
swamp ash, I used about 4 coats. I then used Wood Grain Filler made by
Benwood to fill the rest. I then sanded the body smooth and started the
painting. Using the Fender Blonde Nitro Lacquer I decided to go for a more
non-see through finish, I used a full can of blonde. I then waited a week
to let the blonde cure. I came back after a week and sprayed the remaining
clear coats (about a can and 1/2) with another week to cure. The finish
was then wet sanded with water and a touch of dish soap added. The grades
of wet/dry sandpaper I used were 1000 and 1500. After that I used Mequiars
#9 Swirl Remover and hand buffed it to a shine.