GuitarAttack: I don't know about you guys, but I think this is a
great-looking guitar. Killer paint job that probably looks great on
My Saga Saga!
I learned a ton from the site so I thought I should send you some pictures
of mine. Unfortunately, I only have pictures of the finished product (well
It was my second attempt. I completely finished the LP style with wood
stain, but as I read I did not sand the sealer enough and the stain looked
horrible. I sanded the entire thing down again and this time painted it with
an interesting kit from Duplicolor called Mystify sold here in Canada by
Canadian Tire. each kit (I used 3) consisted of a black primer, colour coat
and a clear coat. I also used 2 extra cans of clear coat before the final
sanding and good old Turtle Wax.. The colour is called Ice and is supposed
to have a colour change depending on the light and angle it is viewed at. I
am quite pleased with the product and the colour shift is very nice. It may
be hard to notice from the pictures, but as you walk around the guitar it
shifts from metallic green to a red to purple.
I purchased the LP style on Craigs List from a young guy that never got
around to building it. The kit was probably 5 or six years old.
On the head stock, I named the guitar "Let it Ride" which is kind of my nick
name. It was the first song I learned on the guitar many many years ago, and
is still one of my favourites. (Let it Ride by Bachman Turner Overdrive/The
Guess Who) Randy Bachman has always been a guitar hero of mine. Also note
the serial number : 00000000001
One thing I wonder if you or anyone else can help me with. The kit had 2
steel neck plates but was missing the round cover for the back of the switch
and the cover for the wiring on the back. Also the cover for the truss rod
on the neck. I purchased Gibson Les Paul covers, but they didn't fit. Any
suggestion where I can purchase covers that will fit or even some advice on
making some. I tried reshaping the plastic Gibson covers, but I found it
impossible to cut the plastic clean and keep the nice shine.
I have included a few pictures. Feel free to post them. Thanks for your
great site and all the information I gleamed.
Rick - Toronto