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Old 01-04-2012, 12:26 PM
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Default Zion Sapele Mahogony Guitar Body

I just finished making this Zion shaped guitar body out of a sapele mahogony wood body blank. I've got an ebony fretboard factory Zion neck I'm going to install on this bad boy. I had a little mishap with the router bit on the top of the single neck pup route and the neck pocket. Had to fill the area with some wood filler. Some more final sanding, prime and paint you wouldn't even notice. So what do you think ?


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Old 01-06-2012, 06:30 AM
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Very cool. NO MIDDLE SINGLE COIL!!!!!

I think everyone that has used a router has had a mishap or two with that tool. haha
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Looks great,good job man
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:26 AM
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Thanks, I had alot of fun doing it. Hope to make many more down the road.
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Can't wait to see final!
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I remember when you got that Zion neck. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.



Dibs if you ever move it....lol.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:41 AM
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I remember when you got that Zion neck. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.

Dibs if you ever move it....lol.
Maybe the body but not the neck.
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Can't believe I still have not finished this guitar project yet. Finally have all the parts to finish. Just waiting for the 100+ degree weather to go away so I can start painting the guitar body. Going with gold Schaller hardware, DiMarzio Evolution humbucker in the Bridge and a DiMarzio Chopper single in the neck. Painting with HOK paint kandy Root Beer.
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Last last summer, early fall I painted this Guitar body with the HOK Kandy Root Beer and 2k urethane clear. Normally does not have too many problems but had white specks everywhere really badly after wetsanding this time around. Painting around 65-70 degrees along with higher humidity probably is the cause. That and maybe laying on too thick at once. There is pressure to spray clear quickly as the 2k urethane clear only has a pot life of about 24 hours. After trying to get rid of the white specks with wetsanding, I burned through the clear into the color coat.

Anyway, I just refinished it again. This time I decided on a Rich Metallic Carmel color paint which I like even better. Clear coat I'm trying is the Minwax Polyurethane Clear Gloss. Goes on nicely with minimal runs. Only downside is the 3-4 weeks to cure before the cut and buff process. Here is a pic of what it looks like right now.

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I forgot that you made that body.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:32 PM
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This clear coat is still gummy after 2-3 weeks and wetsanding was a mess. DO NOT USE polyurethane Minmax in a spray bomb. Its compete crap!!! I guess there is not other cheaper alternative than catalyzed 2k urethane clear. I've heard nito cellulose lacquer clear from ReRanch or Deft lacquer from Lowes in the spray bombs are good stuff. I guess I will have to experiment with those as well.

Very frustrating to mess up this paint job twice now.
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