My Burny SG copy, 2010 update

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  1. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

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    [quote author=SG John link=topic=20232.msg248743#msg248743 date=1273924355]
    The plan is to have it in primer before I go to Amsterdam
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    May I ask WHY are you going to shoot primer on it?

    I have had this conversation with several guys as to Why?
    Gibson never shot primer under a Custom color.
    Grain fill, sanding sealer, color, clear........thats it and thats all you need.
    Why go the extra step of a primer :? :? :?
     
  2. SG John

    SG John Well-Known Member

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    I think it goes back to a discussion we had regarding paints. If I got the proper lacquer, I could just go to a NAPA store and get the correct primer with out spending an arm and a leg. But if I don't need primer, I won't bother. Now, it may get the first coat of blue before I leave.

    On another note... When I stripped it, there were a couple of places the poly pulled up some mahogany. Can I use some mahogany sawdust and hide glue to fill them? I wasn't going to bother, but now that I put the second coat of sealer on, it does stand out. I'm sure it will look a bit more blatent whn the blue paint goes on.
     
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    Don't use Hide Glue John. I can bet you a weeks pay check with OT added that the glue will gell up before you have a chance to work it into the sawdust.
    Mix sawdust with Titebond and use that. ;)
     
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    SG John Well-Known Member

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    Before I took off for an extended vacation, I managed to take care of pore filler, sanding sealer, and sanding. Today she became Pelham Blue. I still have to get the face of the headstock black next week. I'll let the colors cure a week or so before I start with clearcoats.

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    AWESOME JOHN ! O0 :Bangin:
     
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    [quote author=SG John link=topic=20232.msg249309#msg249309 date=1275694315]
    Before I took off for an extended vacation, I managed to take care of pore filler, sanding sealer, and sanding. Today she became Pelham Blue. I still have to get the face of the headstock black next week. I'll let the colors cure a week or so before I start with clearcoats.

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    purdy....
     
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    Gaddamn I love me some Pellham Blue.
     
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    Looks more like electric blue to me. Very nice mate!
     
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    Thanks guys. I've been in the middle of moving and haven't had a spare minute to touch anything else on this. Hopefully in another week or two, I'll have a couple of days that aren't humid to move forward. Since I'm right on the coast, there are some cool days in July and August.
     
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    Kinda looks like Pelham blue with a bit of pearl. :Droolin:
     
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    SG John Well-Known Member

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    After having problems with aerosol tinted clears, I reapplied the Pelham Blue a few weeks ago and put four coats of clear on this baby last week. Maybe in another week, it would have outgassed enough to try giving it a polishing.

    Yeah, I'm a naughty boy for doing this. I will mark the inside of pickup and control cavities very well to what this guitar really is. I won't try passing it off as a Gibson, but you never know what someone else may try to do.
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    [quote author=SG John link=topic=20232.msg251945#msg251945 date=1285443782]
    Yeah, I'm a naughty boy for doing this. I will mark the inside of pickup and control cavities very well to what this guitar really is. I won't try passing it off as a Gibson, but you never know what someone else may try to do.
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  13. SG John

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    Re: My Burny SG copy, Finally finished

    Ok, it's basically done. I put it all together, and the flimsy wiring that was original (that I hadn't replace yet) keeps breaking on me. I'll order a spool of the Gibson braided stuff this week. I also need to get some Gibson knobs for the CTS pots that I installed. Just to get it working, I put on a set of .011" strings that I usually only put on my Fenders. They're not sitting in the nut well, so I also have to get some new strings (.010" set) this week. Then I'll do a complete set up along with a new nut. Along with the Bigsby it now has CTS pots and Bumble Bee caps from an R9, 57 Classic neck pickup and a 57 Classic Plus bridge pickup. I can't wait to make an honest evaluation after I get it all sorted. Next time I refinish a guitar, it won't be one that had a polyurethane finish, and I won't use rattle cans. It has been quite a learning experience.


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    Those horns turned out nice and pointy looking. O0
     
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    That thing is soo cool! ;D :D
     
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    Looks great John. The bevels look really good. You redid them right?
     
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    Seriously sharp bevels - you could shave on one of those!

    Great looking axe, nice work.
     
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    Re: My Burny SG copy, Finally finished

    [quote author=SG John link=topic=20232.msg252240#msg252240 date=1286724006]
    Next time I refinish a guitar, it won't be one that had a polyurethane finish, and I won't use rattle cans. It has been quite a learning experience.
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    Don't apologize for how you did it. We all think it turned out pretty assume. Good job. O0
     
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    SG John Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Yes, nicely reshaped horns. It looks awesome in the sunlight. The metal flake jumps right out. Pics don't do it justice. Can't wait to finish it up and play it.

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    turned out really, really nice. Well done man O0
     

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