GuitarAttack: This is a great story and a really killer
From Hans Sprengers
The second thing I did was cutting the headstock. I like the original Gibson
headstocks so I kinda stole the idea from them, with a touch of myself,
Next: tinting the guitar. I was very insecure about this part considering I had no idea what I was doing. I bought some water-based paint from my local hobby store: black and red. My idea was simple: put on a layer of black, sand it, and then a layer of red. My first mistake was that I didn't blend the paint with water, so after the first black layer my guitar had gotten pitch black which caused me to sand off more than I was supposed to. This is the part where I sanded through the veneer, but when I put on the red layer, I'd forgotten almost everything about it, 'cause it was lookin' SWEET!
Now I've gotten to the part of spraying the transparent laquer onto the body and neck. Heck, I don't know anything about spraying paint, but lucky for me, my dad DOES and he was so kind to spray on the laquer for me.
I applied two layers of Motip Clear Varnish, and two layers of Spray Max 2 components laquer (was pretty expensive, €30 per can).
After a lot of drying and hardening, it was time to put it all together.
Installing the pickups, pickup switcher and potentiometers is child's play when
you have the manual (thanks to SAGA).
I'm very happy with the result, it sounds awesome and it plays like heaven. I'm DEFINITELY going to build more guitars in the future.
Hope you like the result too!
|Thanks, Hans -- That is a great looking guitar!|