The experiment......

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We were small but we were slow...
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Well... so I had this hot rodded junker semi-clone with custom wound pickups. Throw around into the back seat kinda guitar that
sounds killer. It took me FOREVER to strip the 400 gallons of high gloss poly and stain off of it!!!!!!! (I should have just bought a
W@rmoth body and neck, but I already had this beater that shocks people when plugged into my rig).

So here I stand with the strange junky maple top with zero high gloss nitrocellulose applied yet... good ole flat as a pancake fresh stained/dyed
ugly @zz top in one of my favorite colors at least now...... LoL!!! Let the comedy thread begin!!!!!!!!

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Looks a little better after drying and settling overnight. If you zoom in, you can see that there are dents and blemishes that I did not want to fill. I wanted the full Frankenstein's Monster effect mixed with a really cool multi dye color that is a fave of mine!

After sanding and polishing, I've got to dig in the house quagmire and find the bag with the electronics and the John Mann bridge and locking tuners (all gold hardware).

Thanks for following the fun and misery on this journey thus far. This is the first time I've finished a guitar body. Even more difficult with having to strip the Chinese Poly From Hell versus a brand new kit guitar body!

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Love the glossy reptilian green look! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Let's hear it for beaters with lots of backseat/trunk time that sound killer and that you don't have to worry about dings that just give them more character.

Congrats!
 
Love the glossy reptilian green look! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Let's hear it for beaters with lots of backseat/trunk time that sound killer and that you don't have to worry about dings that just give them more character.

Congrats!
Thank you very much, Prina! Your opinion is very meaningful!
 
Love the glossy reptilian green look! Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Let's hear it for beaters with lots of backseat/trunk time that sound killer and that you don't have to worry about dings that just give them more character.

Congrats!
It's the Eriza Verde process, but with less back sanding on the first turquoise coat and a good water wipe down, and less yellow applications than I would do to match up to PRS EV flavor.
(Also with water wipe down). Let the top dyes dry well and then started the nitro gloss clear coats.
 
Thank you very much, Prina! Your opinion is very meaningful!
You're very welcome.

My best 'beater' story happened a summer in LA long ago. Lived by the beach, worked in the Valley (daytime temps up to 110) and needed a guitar in Hollywood after work. Didn't want to subject the LP to the heat so got a cheap Squier ST-331 superstrat. It withstood the frequent thermal shock pretty well and turned out to be a great MIJ guitar from the Fujigen factory, especially nice after it got a Pearly Gates and Highwood saddles.

Sometime that summer a chunk of the thick Japanese poly armor got taken out but I never felt a need to repair it and now it just reminds me of fun times from the olden days.
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