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what finish for this body?
2-3 tone sunburst
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grainfill then clearcoat
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transparant (any color)
60%
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honey/tobacco/cherry burst
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other (please specify)
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Taiwan Luthier



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:34 pm    Post subject: suggestions for this one Reply with quote

I expect this to be a 2 month project.... that mighty mite body I bought earlier has more problems besides thick paint... I guess I drilled the trem stud hole too big and now its causing problems with the stud coming out when the guitar is unstrung. Also I dont like the lack of contour of the mighty mite body and I was thinking of stripping down (1/8 inch of liquid concrete) and deepening the contour but wasn't worth it... so I got this warmoth body instead...




I wonder what should I do? should I do a burst, either traditional sunburst or honey or tobacco burst...?

note that clear coat will be the cheapest option for me because all I need to purchase is 3 clear spray paint and grainfiller... I will use waterbased because I hate oil based filler. I will probably brush on sealer after grainfill then let it shrink for 2 weeks (so I got time for my next paycheck for supplies)

bursts would look nice but I need to buy another hobby airbrush (about 15 dollars with propel can and stuff, only lasts one project cause the plastic siphon hose can't stand up to lacquer thinner) and same thing with transparants, if its anything other than red, amber, or brown I will need to make another order from LMI (to buy more alcohol based dyes)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That has Mary Kaye written all over it! Very Happy

-Ralph
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjhalsey wrote:
That has Mary Kaye written all over it! Very Happy

-Ralph

I second that motion!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not going to be much help on this one, I think whatever you do it will look great, as long as it's not a solid colour! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trans blue or red, with dark grainfill. Maybe a blackburst around the edge.
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stratman



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fender blonde with a burst. Are you doing a rosewood or maple neck that will help determine a color choice.
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Taiwan Luthier



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman wrote:
Fender blonde with a burst. Are you doing a rosewood or maple neck that will help determine a color choice.


Im using a maple warmoth neck with pau ferro board....

Funny that I ordered 2 days ago and the item is still on their showcase page and they said it take a day to get it out... what's going on? are they usually busier than usual?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rahimiiii wrote:
Funny that I ordered 2 days ago and the item is still on their showcase page and they said it take a day to get it out... what's going on? are they usually busier than usual?


They don't update their website every day as far as I know.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with RyanF. A trans red would look great with that particular wood. Although something like a honey/cherry burst (no tobacco in this one) would look cool too. Whatever you do, just don't go solid with it. The guitar gods will get you for covering up that grain! Smile

-Johnny
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Taiwan Luthier



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JRJ wrote:
I agree with RyanF. A trans red would look great with that particular wood. Although something like a honey/cherry burst (no tobacco in this one) would look cool too. Whatever you do, just don't go solid with it. The guitar gods will get you for covering up that grain! Smile

-Johnny


I guess I will go with a cherryburst or just clear coat it.... I always wanted to have a clear coated or cherryburst ash strat (I see it at the store all the time...)

I wont do solid color cause I hate grain filling enough and if I were to do a solid I would have gotten a cheaper body (like poplar or 50 dollar saga strat kit body)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second or third the mary kay - I would stick with chrome hardware but with that grain that would look sweet. also maybe consider clear-although some think they look cheesy, i like the 70's era clear strats.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd still grainfill even if you want it natural. It won't affect the way it looks and you'll end up with a nice smooth finish. I'm doing a 3 tone burst for a customer right now and I was tempted to talk him into a natural finish because the body looked so good after filling and S&S.

Sorry about the small picture, I resized without adjusting the setting for how big I wanted it, but this is the one I'm talking about. I almost didn't want to paint it because it looked so good natural! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont know how much epoxy or grainfiller costs in taiwan, but you should definately not skip it. It will be worth it in the end.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjhalsey wrote:
That has Mary Kaye written all over it! Very Happy

-Ralph


I agree!
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Its also related to why pickup makers generally don't take other makers who offer things like II/V P90s seriously... it's basically just marketing BS.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RyanF wrote:
I dont know how much epoxy or grainfiller costs in taiwan, but you should definately not skip it. It will be worth it in the end.


You are misreading my post... I did say im gonna grainfill it... its just that oil based grainfillers hasnt been to good to me in the past (wont dry... stays gummy and clogs papers) and I can get waterbased grainfiller here at a B and Q... its just that is water based grainfiller any good? why isnt anyone using it here?
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