SG ukulele

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  1. DrBGood

    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Crazy how this pic brings us back to the real size of that SG.

    Are tyou going to play Chipmunk Sabbath on it ?
     
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    Maybe! It just makes me smile working on it.

     
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    Hey DrBGood, do you still have that Epi '61 SG Special Reissue?
     
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    Unfortunatly no, long time gone. I couldn't bond with the spaghettini size neck. That thing was a tone monster.

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    Got the grain filler applied yesterday, then sanded it this morning and applied the transparent cherry lacquer. Next comes many coats of clear lacquer over several days, a few weeks of curing, then wet sanding & polishing.

    Uke front painted.JPG Uke back painted.JPG Uke body front painted.JPG
     
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    Now it is starting really to look the part.
     
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    I just had to mock it up next to my '64:

    painted mock up & '64 SG.JPG
     
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    It's a winner !
     
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    Headstock painted black:

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    That's awesome! very nice.
     
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    I put a total of 8 coats of clear lacquer on it over the last few days; now some down time while it cures.

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    Looks great. Are the pores filled? You can see the grain quite well in this pic above. It's funny because the other pics after pore filling looked like they were all filled. It still looks good but unless you are gonna do a lot more finishing you won't get a nice flat surface. Cool build. My daughter has been wanting a uke for a while. I might take a stab at it soon. Again great job.

    Cheers Peter.
     
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    Don't worry Peter, it will turn out fine.
     
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    I'm not worried. I'm sure it will be awesome. I like the grain showing. I have an LP style guitar made of ash and I did not fill the grain at all, just sprayed nitro. I had some issues on a Firebird build made from black limba recently. I pore filled twice and I had to sand most of the finish off and spray again to completely fill the pores. Wondering if this was intentional or just the way it worked out? I might have pulled the pore filler out when I was taking the pore filler off.

    Cheers Peter.
     
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    Control cavity cover:

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    I love this red! So beatiful!
    Well done, it's getting better and better! ;)
     
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    Thanks Girl_Rock. I've had many Gibson SGs, and Cherry red is the ONLY color in my opinion, no matter what Tony Iommi says!
     
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    After a few weeks of curing, then wet sanding to 1500, I polished the SG uke today. It turned out pretty well, but I have a couple of spots I'll have to touch up on the edges. My sanding & polishing effort is not "calibrated" for such small details!

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    Man, can't get myself not to chuckle when I see it. It's fantastic !
     
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    That looks pretty mirror-like to me. Nothing about that final finish appears to be sunk into grain. Very nice piece of work.
     
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