Passing on the mantle

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  • JockoJocko Posts: 7,075Member, Moderator
    Have not got any images of the blue at this stage but here is one of the purple, after about 5 coats of oil.
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  • JockoJocko Posts: 7,075Member, Moderator
    Couple of shots of the blue back (two piece Swamp Ash). This is after 4 coats of Tru-oil.
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  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,190Member
    Both front and back looking extremely good, and the Tru Oil does not seem to have influenced the shade too much. Great stuff, appreciate the pics Jocko.
  • JockoJocko Posts: 7,075Member, Moderator
    Having a bit of problems with the Tru-oil. previous builds we didn't have a cat. Now we have two!

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    Another issue I have had this morning is I decided to do a bit of rubbing back using 1200 grit and Tru-oil as a lubricant. And I managed to rub through the staining at a couple of places. Looks like a reliced finish, but I don't think that was what Liam had in mind!
  • JockoJocko Posts: 7,075Member, Moderator
    Body has been finished for a while but we have not been doing much to the guitar due to my wife and my mother-in-law being ill.
    I did send Liam off with the electrics to build, and with the aid of YouTube he did a good job. Not the finest of soldering but it will work and the joints were clean. I had looked it over when he brought it along but today we rung it out and it works great.
    We added the copper shielding to the cavities today, a first for both of us as I have previously used shielding paint.
    I also set up his 1979 Squier Korean Bullet for him. He was surprised how easy it was when you had the right tools.
    He is considering a genuine Fender neck now, so that is his next purchase. He had decided on pickups but is now rethinking his choice. We will see what he comes up with.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,190Member
    Lovely cats! Bit of a faff doing the copper shielding I know, but I always enjoy that bit. I've always found it's false economy to go cheap on the neck, just speaking for myself. Do look forward to seeing the completed guitar anyhow, and the body looks fantastic. :)
  • JockoJocko Posts: 7,075Member, Moderator
    Mighty Mite neck arrived yesterday so we had a go at checking the fitting. At first it seemed too tight but eventually it slipped in beautifully (as the donkey said to the chorus girl).

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  • LesterLester Posts: 1,672Member, Moderator
    Ooh, now that is a different purple than the photos further up this page. Nice!

    It looks a simple enough shape to be a classic design, and with easy reach all the way up to the 22nd fret.

    Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Nice one, Jocko.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,190Member
    Looking good. Those Mighty Mite necks are quality I've found - truss rods works really well, nice wood, well put together.
  • JockoJocko Posts: 7,075Member, Moderator
    We got the neck fitted to the body, and the string ferrules inserted, on Tuesday. Things are progressing slowly as we fit the stuff as Liam buys it. He has the electrics panel built, but is ordering an engraved plate, so no point in fitting that. He also has the Gotoh bridge, and neck pickup surround purchased (no pickguard), but again, no point in fitting them until he settles on (and purchases) the pups.
    He has a mate going to design a logo, and he is still to order locking tuners. Be well into the new year before it is ready to tune up!

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  • JockoJocko Posts: 7,075Member, Moderator
    Liam has now ordered all the remaining parts to complete the build. His choice of pickups is a bit different. He couldn't get what he was after with a gold neck pick up, so he has gone for wood! wigginsbrand.com/index.html in Maple. Texas wound.
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