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#21 Lucas

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:11 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 21 June 2017 - 08:44 PM, said:

Here's what we  have so far . . . still have to assemble some parts and then do the setup.  The pickups seem to be working . . .

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Very cool !!!

TM, did the body come painted or did you do that - it looks great

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:29 PM

Body was bare wood.  We wanted a red with gold fleck sort of thing, but it wasn't working out.  So we sprayed it red and wrapped it in an old mesh soccer ball bag and sprayed it with gold. We did the reverse on the other side.  It ain't perfect, but it's sort of unique, I guess.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:43 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 21 June 2017 - 08:44 PM, said:

Here's what we  have so far . . . still have to assemble some parts and then do the setup.  The pickups seem to be working . . .

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Wow!  You have been hard at work!  It looks awesome.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:03 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 21 June 2017 - 09:29 PM, said:

Body was bare wood.  We wanted a red with gold fleck sort of thing, but it wasn't working out.  So we sprayed it red and wrapped it in an old mesh soccer ball bag and sprayed it with gold. We did the reverse on the other side.  It ain't perfect, but it's sort of unique, I guess.

I love it .. Not only does it look great, your resourcefulness is amazing !!

If I walked into a Guitar Center and saw that finish, I'd immediately gravitate to it and look

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:21 AM

Almost looks like some kind of pleather.  :)

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:33 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 22 June 2017 - 12:21 AM, said:

Almost looks like some kind of pleather.  :)
I'm thinking snake-skin. Very cool and adventurous for a private build.

If it works at all, you could probably sell that for a decent price based on the paint alone.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:48 AM

Another +1 vote for the snake skin paint job.

It looks like you're doing better with this than you feared when it arrived.  Hopefully it sounds good, and more importantly the setup holds for a while after you're done (and you don't have to keep adjusting stuff every week).




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