NGD: Paul's Guitar Orange Tiger

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  1. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    This is lovely!


    Sweet top!!
     
  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Fantastic top, great color! Congrats
     
  3. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Ahhh....Celtic Knots! Lovely!
     
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  4. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    @WA Paul :after 2 weeks of indecision (1st world problem) I'll be going with Bats in flight again in Aqua Violet glow re-using my prior headstock design (got to spread that initial design fee over multiples builds :p).
    That said I do see a sub zero on the horizon, eventually.

    As for the Paul's Guitar I like it enough I've decided to proceed with matching tuners buttons, TRC, and maybe eventually backplate.

    I started with TRCs to see if I could get close to that orange tiger finish.
    Left one is decent but not quite as contrasty and vidid enough to match the top.
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    For the tuner buttons I might have gone a little too concentrated, but it looks good.
    Right ones are after the black dye applied. Left is with water to wash the black dye and raise the grain.
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    Right is after sanding. Left with a more concentrated orange dye applied (it glows when wet):
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    I'll probably redo a TRC with that same high contrast scheme.
    Maybe in 2-3 weeks I'll have them on the guitar (takes a while for that spray can lacquer to dry and become very hard)... I'll keep you posted.
     
  5. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Sounds like a cool build! I like Aqua Violet Glow a lot. Now that I think about it, I haven’t seen a glow finish I didn’t like.

    Your color matching and finishing skills are terrific!
     
  6. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Alas, only down to one guitar with knots, and I’ll likely need to sell that in the near future. Unemployment with a chronic illness isn’t the doubleheader I was going for, but life happens!
     
  7. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Fabulous... and I LOVE Orange Tiger!
     
  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Damn, dude, that’s righteous work.
     
  9. Dead&Co

    Dead&Co New Member

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    Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
     
  10. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    As Bodia said, "Gotta love a Paul's Guitar" and I do. My Paul's was my first PRS and now that I have 3 it is still my fav. And very likely always will be. And that Orange Tiger is very close to my favorite finish.

    Enjoy your new Paul's for a very long time.
     
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  11. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    My OCD tells me just a tad darker black layer would have been an even better match for the top's center but I can't complain too much :p :

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  12. Black-Viper75

    Black-Viper75 New Member

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    That is one HOT guitar. I can't stop looking at the pics.
     
  13. T-Rex

    T-Rex New Member

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    Wow! That’s a lovely looking guitar!
     
  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Looks great
     
  15. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    Weather hasn't been cooperative for spraying a finish but the buttons are done and they are match the top finish very well:
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    My OCD though told me I should redo a cover that's a better match for the top (higher contrast)... so here we go:
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    That's more like it (right one was an earlier experiment without using as dark of a dye, looks great too but not a good match for my guitar):
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    Now the backplate... because that dyeing hobby is getting addictive and fun. I forgot I had a highly figured piece that matches quite well the wide curls of my guitar's top:
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    Planing and rough cutting the piece:
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    And it's ready to be routed at this point. I cut it so the curls are about the same angle as the top (OCD)... ;-)
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    Many things can still go wrong along the way but I'm hopeful it'll go smoothly...
     
  16. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    That button blends in so well, I thought your guitar got a blister.
     
  17. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Me too!
     
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  18. Dead&Co

    Dead&Co New Member

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    Lookin good as always

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  19. docteurseb

    docteurseb New Member

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    So far so good, very snug (but not tight fit) and the holes are perfectly aligned.
    Next steps is to countersink the holes, thin it down to adequate thickness, stain and finish.
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    While we're at it here are the internals:
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  20. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Absolutely superb work and color matching skills.
    Bravo doc!
     

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