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what should I do next....

 
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next guitar body (possibly to replace that mighty mite body)
Ash with cherryburst
50%
 50%  [ 3 ]
Clear ash (just clearcoat, no colors)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Ash with 2 or 3 tone burst
16%
 16%  [ 1 ]
transparant ash (with whatever color available)
33%
 33%  [ 2 ]
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Taiwan Luthier



Joined: 16 Dec 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:45 pm    Post subject: what should I do next.... Reply with quote

I am considering picking up a cheap body from Warmoth showcase or others, and finish it myself. I am most likely going to stick to transparant finish because 1. I already got the alcohol dyes needed, and 2. no more dicking around with auto air colors (which gets expensive if you want to use special colors like GEM and Flair) and 3. Unless I find a very cheap body that looks really bad for less than 50 dollars (including international shipping to Taiwan), I dont feel like covering the beautiful wood grain with paint. I will probably do Ash cause I like their grain, but I am so unsure about filling the grain, probably if I can find something to make epoxy sandable then I would head down to the chem shop and get a bunch of epoxies...

I really like clear ash, and it will be cheapest for me to do, because no investment in tool is needed (dont have to buy another airbrush/compressor) but I dont know, its unexciting and no challange.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you should do something with ash. Laughing

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GUITARmole



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the poll is a bit premature. I'd find the cheap body FIRST then decide what color to pait it! Most of the good cheap bodies I've seen are cheap because they have cosmetic blemishes that need to be covered up with a solid color. If it's nice wood I'd so some kind of tinted clear (maybe even a Mary Kaye finish) and if it's nice but looks like crap around the edges and/or back I'd do a sunburst.
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Taiwan Luthier



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GUITARmole wrote:
I think the poll is a bit premature. I'd find the cheap body FIRST then decide what color to pait it! Most of the good cheap bodies I've seen are cheap because they have cosmetic blemishes that need to be covered up with a solid color. If it's nice wood I'd so some kind of tinted clear (maybe even a Mary Kaye finish) and if it's nice but looks like crap around the edges and/or back I'd do a sunburst.


about mary kaye, or blonde, or any pigmented trans finish, can I use regular spray paint with this, just use a lighter coat?
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