|Project by Douglas||posted 01-16-2014 10:53 PM||2969 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
I was inspired to fancy up my old guitar head by this nice slab of 8/4 walnut…
a little resawing later…
followed by some joining, and hardware finding and fitting, I had this head. I just mimicked the existing plywood head for size & shape, and an old image of a “custom” build option from a Mesa Boogie catalog for the styling inspiration (mainly, the cane grille).
The finish is sanded to 220, a coat of natural Danish oil, followed by 5-6 coats of brushed blonde shellac, sanded between coats, and topped with some dark paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool.
As this came out well, I’ll be making the matching speaker cabinet in a few months.
For more build pics and info, I blogged about it here… http://dcwwoodworks.com/blog/2014/1/16/i-made-a-head
-- Douglas in Chicago - http://dcwwoodworks.com