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  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:46 pm   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
Thanks, it was a great show!

I sold a 32" scale Primaluxe and got a ton of positive feedback on my new guitar builds.

I'll post up pics soon.

In the meantime, I'm setting up a clear Prim ...
  Topic: A new project...... 78’ Fender P-bass...
BeeTL

Replies: 13
Views: 413

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:37 pm   Subject: A new project...... 78’ Fender P-bass...
I'd rout and plug the J rout and send the body off to a painter like Wilkins for a factory-style poly refinish in black.

I'd clean up the neck and fill any dings with Glu Boost or similar.

I thi ...
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:48 pm   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
I'm looking forward to the Orlando International Guitar and Music Expo this weekend.

I'll be showing eight guitars and two basses.

http://www.lowecustomguitars.com/wp-content/gallery/Image-Host ...
  Topic: How do I touch up Gibson Worn Brown?
BeeTL

Replies: 8
Views: 351

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:07 pm   Subject: How do I touch up Gibson Worn Brown?
Color matching is an art unto itself.

That said, a spray-on toner may be your best bet:

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Finishing_Supplies/Finishes_and_Solvents/ColorTone_Tinted_Ae ...
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:32 pm   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
I know some folks were losing sleep over the seeming lack of basses in my current production run.

Wink

Have no fear, another first is here.

Satin white with matching neck and headstock face and ...
  Topic: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
BeeTL

Replies: 5
Views: 387

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:33 pm   Subject: Need to shim and don't want bare wood
Stew Mac Shim:

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Bodies_and_Necks_and_Wood/Electric_Guitar_Bodies_and_Necks_and_Wood/Electric_Guitar_Necks/StewMac_Neck_Shims_for_Guitar.html?utm_source= ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
BeeTL

Replies: 1107
Views: 155672

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:37 pm   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
Awesome...Cool
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:09 am   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
It's possible this might be the coolest picture ever.

I've known these two guys since...forever.

This is the first time we have hung out and jammed.

Just one of those things.

http://www.lo ...
  Topic: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
BeeTL

Replies: 1107
Views: 155672

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:55 pm   Subject: Paisleys (and other stuff) in progress
That is so cool!

For you?
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:16 pm   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
Another shot from Joe Sanders' visit, this time with the red Fireluxe NR.

This guitar is currently fitted with Fralin high-output humbuckers and coil splitting Bourns 500K volume and tone pots.

...
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:48 pm   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
Joe Sanders dropped by to demo the new guitars.

I didn't know there would be photos...wishing I had tidied up a bit! Wink

http://www.lowecustomguitars.com/wp-content/gallery/Image-Hosting/DSC_0024 ...
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:21 pm   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
So, here are the next five coming together, and a gallery shot:

http://www.lowecustomguitars.com/wp-content/gallery/Image-Hosting/Collage-007.jpg

http://www.lowecustomguitars.com/wp-content/gall ...
  Topic: PRS Employee Guitar build
BeeTL

Replies: 8
Views: 704

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:19 pm   Subject: PRS Employee Guitar build
That's really cool!
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:36 pm   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
I've been busy finishing up a bunch of builds.

At times I feel like Dr. Finklestein.

http://www.lowecustomguitars.com/wp-content/gallery/Image-Hosting/Collage-006.jpg
  Topic: Lowe Guitars shop notes
BeeTL

Replies: 387
Views: 69285

PostForum: Guitar Finishing and Restoration   Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:47 pm   Subject: Lowe Guitars shop notes
I love Allparts day:

http://www.lowecustomguitars.com/wp-content/gallery/Image-Hosting/DSC_0080.JPG
 
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