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Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by docteurseb, Dec 9, 2020.
This is lovely!
Fantastic top, great color! Congrats
Ahhh....Celtic Knots! Lovely!
@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 ).
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.
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.
Right is after sanding. Left with a more concentrated orange dye applied (it glows when wet):
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.
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!
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!
Fabulous... and I LOVE Orange Tiger!
Damn, dude, that’s righteous work.
Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
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.
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 :
That is one HOT guitar. I can't stop looking at the pics.
Wow! That’s a lovely looking guitar!
Weather hasn't been cooperative for spraying a finish but the buttons are done and they are match the top finish very well:
My OCD though told me I should redo a cover that's a better match for the top (higher contrast)... so here we go:
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):
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:
Planing and rough cutting the piece:
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)... ;-)
Many things can still go wrong along the way but I'm hopeful it'll go smoothly...
That button blends in so well, I thought your guitar got a blister.
Lookin good as always
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.
While we're at it here are the internals:
Absolutely superb work and color matching skills.