|Project by Paul||posted 11-28-2012 12:32 AM||1047 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My son and I used a guitar kit to build an SG Gibson style guitar. The kit was nice. It came with a piece of mahogany already routered out for the wires and such. The neck came shaped and had the fretboard already glued in place. So, we had to drill out for the bridge, etc. And then finish it.
We learned a lot on this project, as the type of paint you need for a guitar like this is lacquer based paint. It wasn’t easy to find around here. We found some, and then spent a lot of time sanding and buffing. Also got to learn how to use (and justify the purchase of) an HVLP sprayer.
We never did get it to the shine we wanted, but in the end, he likes it and it plays well. He says it has more of a worn look to it, and he likes it that way.
So, he’s happy, I learned a lot on finishing on this one, and we got to spend time together. A perfect project. I would like to make another one, though… as I know I could do a better finish on the next one!
-- Paul, Iowa