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onetabmat
post Mar 30 2019, 06:40 PM
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Hey GMC’rs I’m going to be staining and assembling a DIY strandberg copy.

I’ll load videos of your interested in the process

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post Mar 30 2019, 08:28 PM
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post Mar 31 2019, 03:02 AM
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Look forward to seeing and hearing it! I've seen those kits online. I have wondered how good they would turn out? let us know! smile.gif

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Hey GMC’rs I’m going to be staining and assembling a DIY strandberg copy.

I’ll load videos of your interested in the process

Matt
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post Apr 1 2019, 06:39 AM
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Very interesting indeed, I have been thinking for quite a while to try putting together a guitar kit myself.


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post Apr 3 2019, 04:43 AM
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post Apr 3 2019, 07:33 AM
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My thinking is that the next step after assembling a kit, is actually to order warmoth parts and put together a unique guitar !


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post Apr 5 2019, 10:25 PM
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post Apr 6 2019, 09:45 AM
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Are you going to paint or stain it?

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post Apr 6 2019, 10:20 AM
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Are you going to paint or stain it?


I’m going to stain it
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post Apr 9 2019, 07:58 PM
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post Apr 10 2019, 02:27 AM
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Did you want to stain it? Did you thihk of getting a painted one?

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post Apr 10 2019, 08:15 AM
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I wanted to stain it, it’s a lot less hassle than painting, and I like the look of natural wood more than paint atm, I would say it takes twice as long for painted ones, as you still have to sand wood down, then apply 2-3 layers of primer. Then 3-6 layers of paint and then 2-4 layers of laquering . Each layer has to be sanded too.
It’s more expensive IMO to paint as you have to buy more sandpaper and the primer and the laquer, .
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post Apr 10 2019, 01:06 PM
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Remember to check if the neck sits tight on the neck pocket, the tighter the better so if any carving etc. will be needed before staining might be better.


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post Apr 10 2019, 01:23 PM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Apr 10 2019, 12:06 PM) *
Remember to check if the neck sits tight on the neck pocket, the tighter the better so if any carving etc. will be needed before staining might be better.


Yea the neck fitted fine, not touched the part of the neck that will be in the pocket as don’t wanna shave anything away from the tightness, the better snug fit the better.
I will be fret levelling and crowing aswell
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Wow this is shaping up really well - thanks for updating us its super inspiring! Would love to do this some day myself as well!


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post Apr 10 2019, 05:25 PM
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QUOTE (onetabmat @ Apr 10 2019, 08:15 AM) *
I wanted to stain it, it’s a lot less hassle than painting, and I like the look of natural wood more than paint atm, I would say it takes twice as long for painted ones, as you still have to sand wood down, then apply 2-3 layers of primer. Then 3-6 layers of paint and then 2-4 layers of laquering . Each layer has to be sanded too.
It’s more expensive IMO to paint as you have to buy more sandpaper and the primer and the laquer, .

For stains I can highly recommend the stains from Crimson Guitars, either their Water Based or Oil Based ones, followed by their Finishing Oil!
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post Apr 10 2019, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Apr 10 2019, 04:25 PM) *
For stains I can highly recommend the stains from Crimson Guitars, either their Water Based or Oil Based ones, followed by their Finishing Oil!
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Yea I’m using Crimsons Guitar products. There a great company and do great quality products there advice is pretty cool

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post Apr 11 2019, 01:05 PM
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Yea I’m using Crimsons Guitar products. There a great company and do great quality products there advice is pretty cool

Cool!! Yeah, they certainly are!!!


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post Apr 11 2019, 04:54 PM
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