Tonight, I work as a Paint – “Stripper”Relieving this 62 RI strat for it’s thick plastic finish, so it can breathe again.Next up, is a new nitro paint job.
Cutting out the bodies for a swamp ash Stratocaster and a black limba Telecaster.
Finally finished.Only some minor details and a polish left to do 🙂
A few more pics of the semi-hollow and neck.Now with no masking tape.
Cutting out a tele body from some mind-blowing wood.Very brittle, but I have infused it with resin for stability.Seems to work 🙂
Current progress on the semi-hollow; Got the neck fretted, tuners fitted and fixed it to the body. I handcrafted a volume and tone control from the excess neck wood. The top is still not glued on. It’s held together by double sided tape. Beside that, I still have an installation of Bridge and stopbar/trem to do.Then a lot of fine sanding and details like fret markers and final clear coat before I can wrap this build up
Weight as it is now = 2.9 kg/6.4 lbs
Fitted the electronics and added some shading to the front and backside.
Getting ready for clear coat.
Making some curves in the semi-hollow horns. Both for looks, but mainly to get easy access to the lower frets.
Some still pictures of the current work.
Routing the trussrod channel in neck intended for the semi-hollow.