Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ COMPLETED W/ PICS

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  1. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    Ladies and Gents. I have the extreme privilege of turning GW's ho-hum looking Black Les Paul Jr. into a stunning  :funny:   TV Yellow Beauty.

    Follow along during the next couple of weeks as we go through this transformation! I managed to save the face of the headstock from the nasty stripper so i wouldn't need to replace the decals.

    Here is the low down on the process:

    Sand bare Mahogany with 220 & 320 grit paper,
    Using compressed air at about 120psi i'll blow out all sanding dust out of the grain.
    4 light mist coats of my "Special"  ;) ;) ;)  TV Yellow lacquer and let dry for a day.
    Grain fill with water based dark Mahogany grain filler to darken and fill the grain.
    Wipe off excess grain filler with a damp rag and let dry.
    Repete process 2 more time to make sure grain is completely filled.
    Sand lightly with 320 grit paper
    Spray another 2 to 3 light coats of my "Special"  ;) ;) ;) TV Yellow Lacquer
    Let dry for a week
    Clear coat and polish out !

    Weas, I'm sorry i forgot to take a pic if it before i gutted the Jr of it's hardwear,,,,,,,,

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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation

    Nice BW  !!  Here's the before shot.    And do take your time, I want it nice and purdy ! ;D

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  3. SG Lou

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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation

    nice and purdy it shall be ! 8)
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation

    Lovely! ;)
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation

    In bare mahog it should be called "the Junior". It's a gonna be nice!
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation

    Ah... this is gonna be good! 8) 8) 8)

    (Runs to get the pop corn and chips........! O0)

    Plenty of pix BW...... I'm thinking of trying something like this on that Standard! (Looks around for the note pads.............)
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation

    [quote author=Six String link=topic=9564.msg124525#msg124525 date=1153881087]
    Ah... this is gonna be good! 8) 8) 8)

    (Runs to get the pop corn and chips........! O0)
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    hell yes! i'm in for the long haul ;)

    good stuff BW!
     
  8. SGmole

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    ARRRRGGGGGGGGHHHH! Yet another killer project from BW... The guitar looked OK before but I can't wait to see it after! It looks like weasel lucked out in that the wood underneath the black looks real nice; it's hard to guess what you might find underneath a dark solid color finish. Can't wait to see new pics of the progress :Droolin:
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation

    I was kind of surprised at grain as it was exposed. There even is an area on the upper bout thats actually flamed 8)
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation

    Wow.....

    This is a cool thread....ETSG to ETSG performance and finish work...

    BW is the man to do it...no doubt! ;D

    I wish I had a guitar I needed finishing......maybe I should ruin my LP R7....NOT!
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ UPDATED 7-31

    Well inbetween working 12 hr swing shifts for the last 26 days straight i was able to shoot the first 4 mist coats of the yellow. Don't let the pics fool you, in real life it's not that bright and some of the darker grain is showing through ! I'll let it dry for a day or two and begin grain filling with a dark colored filler to enhance the grain !

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    aww man...cool project!! would have liked to have seen that flame grain BW.....personally i might have contemplated on a transparent finish if it was really nice, but i'm sure Wease know's what he wants. O0
     
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    Damn...that looks nice!!!! Did you use the Reranch TV finish?
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ UPDATED 7-31

    BW does it again!

    This is gonna be real nice!
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ UPDATED 7-31

    Paging Dr. Bruce Wayne.....paging Dr. Bruce Wayne.......
    "He is in surgery and won't be available for quite some time."

    Good luck Dr. BW......We have all the faith in you!!

    Can't wait to see the patient after all the surgery!!   ;)
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ UPDATED 7-31

    in that last pic it looks like BW's using the heat from the top of his puter monitor to dry the thing!! :lol:
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ UPDATED 7-31

    Errrm they sell yellow LP Jr's up here in Canada for only 750 Can :roll:
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ UPDATED 7-31

    yea but they feel horribly cheep, the p-90 pickup is incredibly noisy and the gibson logo is printed, plus it has that ugly bottle head.
     
  19. SG Lou

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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ UPDATED 7-31

    [quote author=skidshark link=topic=9564.msg125874#msg125874 date=1154580415]
    in that last pic it looks like BW's using the heat from the top of his puter monitor to dry the thing!! :lol:
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    That monitor is trash bound. I got a new 19"LCD monitor and had not got around to throwing to old one out. Thats why it's sitting there. Since the pic was taken the monitor is history !
     
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    Re: Guitar Weasel's LP Jr Transformation/ UPDATED 7-31

    dang BW...i thought you'd come back and tell me the static from the monitor drew the dust particles down or somethin.....it looked so purposefull therre!
     

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