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I also sanded the neck a bit to get rid of the orange peel. I will apply the same technique of polishing as for the body.
Then I will have to...
I worked on the body finish : sanded a bit to break the orange peel, then buffed by hand with car polish.
I did not spend much time sanding before...
Sprayin n waitin for dryin
Clear lacquer on the neck and gray/purple (not much visible on the picture) lacquer paint on the body.
Congrats, a steal at this price.
And dat packaging ! Love it
Already mentionned but oh yeah
Maybe on the Youtube side
Danish Pete (Peter Honoré)
Gorgeous, this is the other scheme I hesitated with, I chose the sonic gray + rosewood.
Thanks for all your kind comments
No, I am a website/mobile app developer to make it simple.
I cut the nut slots.
Look at my luxury tools !
The nut is cut to dimensions, not so bad for a first attempt. It is not a tight fit but a drop of glue will do the trick.
The truss rod works, but I think I will put 9s and maybe even tune to Eb, as obviously it is a soft wood.
Now the frets are leveled, crown, etc.
I needed to flatten the fretboard before leveling, and yes the truss rod works !
Next : the nut. I have...
A little update : the frets are installed, trimmed and beveled.
Next step : fret leveling
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I have disassembled, cleaned up, reassembled, and set up everything.
I replaced the saddles because the adjusting screws for the height...
My workshop is installed in the basement of my house (a door lying on two stands - trestles?). If I make dust I go outside with my foldable little...
I have made some mistakes I'm glad I've made now.
For example the 12th fret markers were not well aligned. I tried to install bigger ones...
The fretboard is now radiused and the neck profile shaped. Takes a bit of time !
I'm back !!
I received it this morning, here is the entire guitar :
So nothing to worry about, everything is how it should be.
And I did pull the trigger!
The guy contacted his luthier, who said he could not tell only from pictures.
So tomorrow, the said luthier will tell the seller his opinion in...
Oh yes, this is a possible reason
This is a 93' Fender strat plus, all original, I cannot spot any problem elsewhere.
I can't see it first, it's an online offer.
Given the price, I can totally get my money back if I sell it at one point.
I do have the possibility to pull the trigger on a rare bird in my area but something caught my eye so I wonder if it's reasonable....