Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: New Strandberg Copy Build
GMC Forum > Discussion Boards > GEAR & PRODUCTION
onetabmat
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
Mertay
Cool
Todd Simpson
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

Todd
QUOTE (onetabmat @ Mar 30 2019, 01:40 PM) *
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
Kristofer Dahl
Very interesting indeed, I have been thinking for quite a while to try putting together a guitar kit myself.
Gabriel Leopardi
Awesome! I'll be following!
Kristofer Dahl
My thinking is that the next step after assembling a kit, is actually to order warmoth parts and put together a unique guitar !
onetabmat
Todd Simpson


Are you going to paint or stain it?

QUOTE (onetabmat @ Apr 5 2019, 05:25 PM) *
onetabmat
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Apr 6 2019, 08:45 AM) *
Are you going to paint or stain it?


I’m going to stain it
onetabmat
Todd Simpson
Did you want to stain it? Did you thihk of getting a painted one?

QUOTE (onetabmat @ Apr 9 2019, 02:58 PM) *
onetabmat
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, .
Mertay
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.
onetabmat
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
Kristofer Dahl
Wow this is shaping up really well - thanks for updating us its super inspiring! Would love to do this some day myself as well!
Sensible Jones
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!
biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
onetabmat
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!
biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Yea I’m using Crimsons Guitar products. There a great company and do great quality products there advice is pretty cool
Sensible Jones
QUOTE (onetabmat @ Apr 10 2019, 07:51 PM) *
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!!!
onetabmat
onetabmat
Todd Simpson
Nice!!! The finish looks like TEMU from WINTERSUN's Ibby!!

QUOTE (onetabmat @ Apr 13 2019, 04:31 PM) *
Mertay
You're quite handy, seems things are going good smile.gif
Sensible Jones
Good job! Really liking that Green!!!
onetabmat
Todd Simpson
Better each time!!! ONETABMAT GUITARS! I think a new brand is on deck!

QUOTE (onetabmat @ Apr 16 2019, 03:59 AM) *
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2019 Invision Power Services, Inc.