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Postby Kashyyk » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:58 pm

Yesterday I received my Bolt+ kit

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Black Hardware and humbuckers
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The ebony neck has a couple of stripes that are almost bronzed. Some would say that the ebony is imperfect, but I see it as character. The bronze colour is unbelievable, and goes well with the MOP dots.
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I was hoping for a nice piece of bookmatched quilt, and I was NOT disappointed! Thank you Carvin woodshop!
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Now I must decide what to do with it.
I am thinking DTS greenburst, but I must do this piece of wood justice. I am also contemplating doing a greenburst on the headstock as well.
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Basses:
Carvin BK50 Fretless
Fender Jazz Bass Plus V

Guitars:
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Carvin GK1P with quilt top
Takamine EG363SC
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Postby kuhboom » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:22 am

That top is going to look AMAZING once it's stained. I love the vertical lines running through the quilt. :D

I know you've been set on a green burst for a while, but I think this top would look absolutely killer with a mild vintage / honey burst as well. Either way, your going to end up with a great bolt.

Keep us posted on the build!

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Postby PastorDave » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:21 pm

nice top on that, and nice neck, keep us posted on the progress!!!
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Postby twilightdusk » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:52 am

What about a lighter brown stain on it? Like something lighter than the antique brown that Carvin offers.

It's one of those colors you hardly see people post, but you turn your head at it and it holds your focus for a bit

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Postby FloridaWing » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:33 pm

Very nice bookmatch on that top wood - I wish Carvin could guarantee as good a match on every guitar, however it isn't possible. Be happy yours turned out so good.

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Postby RockCrue » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:07 pm

I really like the streaks in the fretboard! And NICE quilt! :applause:

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Postby kuhboom » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:07 am

twilightdusk wrote:What about a lighter brown stain on it? Like something lighter than the antique brown that Carvin offers.

It's one of those colors you hardly see people post, but you turn your head at it and it holds your focus for a bit


YESS! That would look great. Are you going with a high gloss, or tung oil finish on the body?

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Postby Kashyyk » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:00 pm

I will go with Tru-Oil gloss.
I used it on my bass, and it worked fine :)
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Basses:

Carvin BK50 Fretless

Fender Jazz Bass Plus V



Guitars:

Some obscure Nylon thingie from Samick

Carvin GK1P with quilt top

Takamine EG363SC

Soon to come: Self built classical guitar

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Postby PastorDave » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:20 am

any progress yet?
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Postby Kashyyk » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:49 pm

Finally I got something done.
The top is now stained black
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I think I will keep the alder natural wood, and just stain the quilted maple top.

The plan now, is to sand down again, and then stain the top green. Then make a black bursted edge. Then Tru-Oil.
I will also have to be more careful with the masking, and making sure I get an even colour.
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Basses:

Carvin BK50 Fretless

Fender Jazz Bass Plus V



Guitars:

Some obscure Nylon thingie from Samick

Carvin GK1P with quilt top

Takamine EG363SC

Soon to come: Self built classical guitar

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Postby PastorDave » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:57 pm

Looking good!!!
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Postby twilightdusk » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:16 pm

Lookin good right there.

Just remember NOT to rush things and be patient!

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Postby DPD » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:28 am

Sure you don't want black? Looks pretty good already.

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Postby RockCrue » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:38 am

Does look good. Nice work sir! :applause:

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Postby Kashyyk » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:10 am

Sanded it down again.

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That quilt is beautiful!

But it seems that I have been a little too eager to sand, so I have to stain it again, and then sand it again.
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Basses:

Carvin BK50 Fretless

Fender Jazz Bass Plus V



Guitars:

Some obscure Nylon thingie from Samick

Carvin GK1P with quilt top

Takamine EG363SC

Soon to come: Self built classical guitar

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Postby charvaxe » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:52 am

I vote for black stain and gloss! That is a beautiful top.


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Postby twilightdusk » Tue May 01, 2012 1:05 am

Wow, that's n awesome top!

My vote goes for a lil light than Carvin's antique brown. Do something unique that will stand out!

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Postby Kashyyk » Tue May 01, 2012 10:13 pm

I have been saying that I want a green guitar, and here is the reason why:

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Basses:

Carvin BK50 Fretless

Fender Jazz Bass Plus V



Guitars:

Some obscure Nylon thingie from Samick

Carvin GK1P with quilt top

Takamine EG363SC

Soon to come: Self built classical guitar

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Postby PastorDave » Wed May 02, 2012 8:16 am

looking real good!!!!!
God bless, Pastor Dave
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Postby RockCrue » Wed May 02, 2012 8:22 am

Wow............... :drool: :drool: :drool:


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