It will be awhile before I have the tools to build a true replica guitar from total scratch. I need templates and drawings and a duplicator, etc, etc. I also need a model of the carved top body for the duplicator.
Instead of tearing down a working instrument, I decided to cheat just this once and get a body and neck to “play with”. It will also give me a chance to get a feel for the aniline dyes and try my hand at a burst finish. I will attempt a “desert burst” on the top and peghead face.
So, here we have the neck and body that I received sanded to 150, but is now sanded to 220 and is sealed and sanded again at 220. I earlier wiped some naptha on the figured maple top and it was really nice (before it went away). ;=)
This project will take a bit because materials (dyes and hardware) are not even ordered yet. But it is a start. This should be fun (for me, anyway).
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia