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From Edgar Nunez
Initially I was going to paint it clear but I sanded too deep and ruined the top finish. So I decided to paint it blue using Duplicolor "Body Shop" paint, primer and clear. The primer went fine. However, painting was more painful because every time I painted the result felt rough like snake skin. When I sanded something went wrong like sanding too much, or went to the wood on the corner. This happened a couple times.
After researching I painted the first pass as if I was dusting, then more wet then a couple of wet passes. I sanded and applied the clear and using the medium and fine polishing compounds from StewMac the results came as I wanted.
headstock inlay I used acrylic used for nails. For the final assembly I used the
pickups that came with the kit. I got a wiring kit, Les Trem and bridge from StewMac.
The only major problem I had was adjusting the neck with shims on a trial and error
approach until I got almost right. This took some time!
Great job, Edgar -- How about some sound clips?