These are all the posts that are related to my guitar kit build. The oldest are at the top.
So I won an Amazon gift card and bought a guitar kit with it. The guitar kit is a clone of a Les Paul (based on the late 50’s model. The kit comes with everything needed to build a guitar. The neck is nearly complete and only needs to have the headstock shaped. The body […]
The guitar kit has a solid mahogany neck, but I wanted to have a ebony plate like the originals have. I needed to plane the headstock down a bit to make room for the 1/16″ ebony plate.
The ebony plate glued on nicely, there are some gaps that need to be filled though. Now it’s time to add the “camel toe” shape to the headstock. I dew put a shape on a manilla folder and then transferred it to some blue tape. I cut the shape out with my dovetail saw, chisels, […]
I got some new knobs. They go to 11. They are 1 louder.
The mahogany wood on the guitar body and guitar neck needs to be filled to smooth it out a bit (to make the painting easier). I used a product made specifically for this and mahogany wood. I also filled a chip in the ebony with some epoxy mixed with epoxy sanding dust.
I found another gap in the headstock that needed to be filled with epoxy and sawdust.
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.
I tried the ber and red lacquer put on a piece of maple I had. It looks pretty cool!
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 […]
After letting the burst dry for a bit, i determined I wanted to do a bit more… I wanted the perimeter a bit darker red. 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 […]