Leaving for Florida today...

in #meno8 months ago

Things didn't quite work out as I planned, but then again, when do things work out perfectly? Glitches is an inherit part of the system, so to speak. Anyhow, I'm off to Florida tonight for this guitar mission.

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As you can clearly see, it's not done. I still have some days of work to put into it, but the ticket is for today, so I must finish in my brother's shop.

The biggest setback was the humidity here. Maybe this is widely known, maybe not, but Nitro lacquer hates humidity. As a matter of fact, if you spray thick coats to "be fast" you are just going to end up sanding for days. The lacquer gets all white and foggy, and thus, I lost my shit and sanded it to bare wood.

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My friend who commissioned the guitar from me wants it Purple bursted, so In ten days I have to pull this off. That being said, Everything seems to be in order at the moment. I pre-assembled it, and it looks like no surprises will pop up.

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This new headstock shape has grown on me quite a bit. I think for this particular model it's the right choice. Originally this body shape is for a headless guitar, but my friend does not like those, he's too much of a traditionalist for such things.

I should be packing a bag, and yet, here I am at my shop trying to make sure I'm leaving everything in order.

MenO

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You do an amazing job! such nice guitars!! thanks for sharing the process!

Safe travels! Say hi to the hurricane for me.

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