Building a Guitar !

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  • #183559
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    We are almost there guys!!

    Letting the paint dry

    Quase

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    Letting the varnish dry

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    This week I am going to post pictures of the guitar done!!

    Hope you guys are enjoying the process!!

    Take care

    #183560
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    Letting the varnish dry 2

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    #183561
    Kevin Kwasneski
    Kevin Kwasneski
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    They look awesome!!! Great job so far!

    #183563
    The Raven
    The Raven
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    I’ve always wanted to try my hand at building a guitar. My custom model I want to get is only $500 in hardware but I’m being quoted at over $2000-$3000 by most custom shops before I even add in my custom graphic requests.

    #183564
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    Thanks @kevin !! I am very excited for the final result.

    We will assemble them on Monday afternoon.

    @the raven yeah dude! It can be very expensive! But my friend just started doing this kinds of job, so i am helping him do his experiment haha.

    And my guitar is also a gift from him.

    If you want to share your design, be my guest!

    Thanks again for the interest guys !!!!!

    Best regards

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    #183570
    The Raven
    The Raven
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    This is the closest I could get to the idea I want for a custom build without using expensive software I don’t own and talents I don’t have.

    Halo Guitar

    The killer is I want a custom inlaid ebony fretboard and paint job on the guitar. Well considering just this body and neck with the hardware is estimating my cost around $3,000 I can’t exactly afford that lol

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    #183582
    Kevin Kwasneski
    Kevin Kwasneski
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    @gabriel Corso Not sure what type of finish you used, but make sure you let it cure before assembling. I used 2k clear glamour spray poly and my cure time was 2 weeks.

    And are you doing any wet sanding and polishing?

    #183590
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    @kevin the paint we used was car paint or poliéster paint.
    I don’t know, in Portuguese we call it this way.

    We are polishing and wet sanding for sure.
    But to be honest I don’t know how much my friend cured it.

    #183605
    Kevin Kwasneski
    Kevin Kwasneski
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    Hopefully he let it cure at least a week anyway. But when you wetsand start with 1000 and MAKE SURE you sand down all shiny spots. As you can see in the image below I didnt sand down all the shiny parts:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PU_sC73lgbNmznVwzu3hlLMd8IEXHF-L/view?usp=sharing

    If not you will end up with what are called “fish eyes” pock type marks in your finish
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lv_K1EiZ_AGVco_iPA6VWNBOVn9Yj9iA/view?usp=sharing

    #183607
    Tyrone .
    Tyrone .
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    That’s awesome! How did you go about sanding the slope on the front of the body for the arm ( like the bottom left area, if the guitar is on a stand)? I’ve had trouble getting that just right in the past.

    #183610
    Gabriel Corso
    Gabriel Corso
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    @kevin thanks for the pictures mate !!!

    I will post pictures of mine in a different post in about an hour. Going to pick it up in a moment.

    To be honest I think that’s my friend used 1000. But I don’t know much more than that.

    @tyrone he did it by hand on his sofa while watching tv, haha.
    But taking care not to get his house full of wood hahaha.

    Pictures coming tonight.

    The blue colour did not end up the way that I would love it to be, burn I liked it !!

    #183611
    Kevin Kwasneski
    Kevin Kwasneski
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    1000 is just the start. Go all the way through the grits and use a sanding block. 1000,1200,1500,2000,2500,3000

    Then use a rubbing compound (Use an electric polisher to save time and energy), then swirl remover, and then polish

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