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Less-Paul

Headstock Lettering

I applied a couple coats of clear lacquer to the headstock, and now it’s time for lettering!

I laid out the area where the “Les Paul” goes using blue tape and a photo of a ’58 headstock as a reference.

Blue tape defines the border.

Next I enlisted the wife to use her cursive skills and a silver paint pen to write Less Paul (punny, right?)

Now it’s time to apply a punny sticker I had made.

All done and ready for some sealer.

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Spraying the Back and Neck

I want to color the back of the neck, and the back of the body red. I needed to mask off the top so I wouldn’t screw it up. I also made a handle to hold it by. The handle is mounted in the bridge pickup hole.

The mask and the handle.

After I masked it off, I sprayed the back cherry red

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Less-Paul

Spraying More Burst

After letting the burst dry for a bit, i determined I wanted to do a bit more…

  1. I wanted the perimeter a bit darker red.
  2. I wanted to fix the dark spots near the controls

I sanded the dark spots a bit and took care of them pretty much. Then I sprayed more red. I got the edge looking like I wanted to, but I added a couple more “apprentice marks” that add character (as the wife calls it). I’m still happy with the results. Remember I’ve never painted a guitar before, let alone sprayed a burst.

The ugly spot is near the 3-way switch, and there are a couple dots here and there.

It looks less orange in person.

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Movie

Spies In Disguise

I saw Spies in Disguise with Toph, Kai and Kat at AMC Neshaminy. This was a really fun kids movie and I enjoyed it.

Spies in Disguise (2019) Animation, Action, Adventure | 1h 42min | 25 December 2019 (USA) 6.8
Director: Nick Bruno, Troy QuaneWriters: Brad Copeland, Lloyd TaylorStars: Rachel Brosnahan, Jarrett Bruno, Claire CrosbySummary: When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

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Less-Paul

Spraying the Burst

Today is the day to spray the burst. I was super nervous about it looking shitty. Spoiler, it came out pretty good.

The paint I bought is a cherry red sunburst finishing kit from stewmac.

I wanted to spray the top first, so I masked off the sides with blue tape.

Then I sprayed the top amber.

Next came the cherry red.

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Jokes

Religion

What do you call a sleepwalking nun?

A roamin’ Catholic.

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Less-Paul

Test Painting

I tried the ber and red lacquer put on a piece of maple I had. It looks pretty cool!

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Less-Paul

Sanding Sealer

I sprayed all the wood parts that will be painted with sanding sealer. This fills the grain up with a thick coat of stuff that can be sanded off level. This makes a good base to paint on and prevents a ton of lacquer from absorbing into the wood.

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Filling Another Gap

I found another gap in the headstock that needed to be filled with epoxy and sawdust.


All done!
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Jokes

Language

What is the least spoken language in history?

Sign language.