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Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:19 pm

cool. Like the grain channels poking thru the paint. Looks breathable and resonant so far. Obviously the final finish will determine the ultimate resonant quality.

Edit: that's weird. I just noticed that the board will change the normal, capitalized spelling of "K.e.w.l" to cool.
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Postby ilyti » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:22 pm

Oooh, man that's beginning to look good!

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Postby camperband » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:36 pm

Aight. Brushing the first coat of varnish. Not the usual luthier product choice. It's actually a painter's product (my wife is an artist, acrylic painter). But I tried this out on a piece of wood and loved the outcome. It's semi-gloss with a gel-like touch to it (hard to explain).
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Postby camperband » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:40 pm

Now, the headstock is ready for varnish. Applied water decals to both neck and body to make it very clear this is NOT a Kiesel factory product! LOL. The varnish is still wet, hence the shine.

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Postby camperband » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:41 pm

The varnish is starting to dry, so a better idea of the final semi-gloss finish:

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Re: GK-1 Kit -

Postby camperband » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:56 pm

Bought a clear acrylic S-S-S pickguard. Got the P90 hole by roughing it out with a drill and a file. Meh, the pickguard broke when I was drilling the rout corners. I hate working with pickguards. Let's hope the position of the hole makes the p'up align with the stings. As much as you measure and calculate, it seldom ends up being perfect. I have painted the edges black to give it an interesting visual effect when done.

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Of course, the blue is the protective film. It wont end up being that color. Stay tuned for the actual color combo of this pink guitar!!
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Postby ilyti » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:03 pm

Brilliant logo work! Love it. :applause:

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Postby skully13a » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:59 pm

ilyti wrote:Brilliant logo work! Love it. :applause:

Beat me to it. :mrgreen: Yeah, thats excellent!
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Postby camperband » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:11 pm

Ha. Thanks. Tried to be as mindful as the original logo as possible. More of a "tribute to the mothership" than a counterfeit approach.

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Postby ElfDude » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:40 pm

camperband wrote:Ha. Thanks. Tried to be as mindful as the original logo as possible. More of a "tribute to the mothership" than a counterfeit approach.


Very cool!
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