Tremonti project

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by davegixer, Mar 26, 2018.

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What next.....

  1. Keep it, play it, gig it... it's different

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  2. Use it as fuel to toast marshmallows

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  3. Get the sandpaper and stain out, time to start again....

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  4. Keep it. In its case. And never speak of it again.

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  1. Sir Stinkalot

    Sir Stinkalot Senior Stinkologist

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    Just wanted to follow along :)
     
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  2. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    I seriously considered a new veneer, but I don't have the gear to vacuum apply it properly.

    Erm.......:oops:
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The vacuum clothes bags work well and don’t break the bank
     
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  4. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    I'd love to see a classic burst over the plain top, like an old LP.

    For the record, the top is maple, not mahogany.
     
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  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Invisible Member (TWSS)

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    Yep!
     
  6. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    Ah do they? I looked at those but wasn't sure they'd get enough of a vacuum. I've got a Wolfgang project on the go i'll try it on, thanks mate.

    Yeh you're right sorry, I knew that just got my wires crossed. Mahogany body, maple cap, maple veneer.
     
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  7. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    you could ship it to Sergio and have him do one of those green gold leaf tops for you???
     
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  8. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    So I decided to stain it, fade it from really dark on one side the cap, by the knobs, to a lighter colour on the other side; fade it bottom to top when the guitar is held in the playing position if that makes sense.

    I also decided to deliberately break the common rules of staining, to not start with black and rub it back to make the grain pop before adding other colours. What's the worst that could happen.........:rolleyes:

    Blue first.......

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    Sanded back......

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    More blue to start the burst........

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    Lot's of sanding and adding stain.......

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    Sanded back then black stain, several times......

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    Exaggerating the burst...........

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    More sanding.........

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  9. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    MORE sanding and staining...........

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  10. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    More sanding........

    More staining........

    More sanding......

    More...

    You get the idea...




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  11. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Looks like you're having fun!:confused:


    Here's a video talking exactly to your idea of color before black...

     
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  12. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    That's cool! Mine is nothing like it looked in my head when I started, but I love experimenting and seeing where it goes.
     
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  13. davegixer

    davegixer Stepping away from the sandpaper

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    A bit more messing and I settled on this, for now.

    Before gloss topcoat.....

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  14. bodia

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

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    I like how this is going!
     
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  15. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    That is a ton of patience.
    I like what you did.
     
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  16. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    That looks great!
     
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  17. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Can't wait to see the end result.
     
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  18. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Very cool man, it kinda reminds me of a black eye...in a good way? I dig it...I think it's gonna be saweet by the time you get to finished product...
     
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  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Looking good Dave! I especially like the finish on the right hand side, almost black chrome!

    You’ve probably seen this or similar -

     
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  20. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs "Hold on to your butts" - Samuel L Jackson

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    Lots of work. Good patience.

    I still vote goldtop :p
     
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