BTW It's going to look awesome! How are you going to drill out the tuner holes??? I was under the impression that CF didn't cut well with regular machine tools.
Thanks and I was going to back drill the holes with a common drill bit. Because there is a wide bezel on the tuners the holes would not have to be perfect. CF cuts like fiberglass. I have had success cutting cured product with nearly every cutting tool imaginable including abrasive cut offs.
Just note that like fiberglass you do NOT want to breath the dust and it will make you itch to poop if you get the dust on your skin.
I absolutely love this look, and have been wanting to do it for awhile. However, I prefer a different CF pattern... I think it's called 2x2 and has a more "diagonal" look.
This is looking great though... can't wait to see this finished.
I 'chose' my CF because its what I had laying around. I also have CF/Kevlar blends but some of them are harder to look at. There is a good part of the build on this guitar that has a personal connection to my race vehicles as its the same material I used on various components.
Before you decide on ANY thing.....
Check this stuff out!!!
After trimming the excess around the sides and pockets (razor knife) I am test fitting the trem and pick guard. Sometimes drips can cause enough build to make things too tight. Its MUCH easier to trim before it does a hard cure.
This is just a sealing coat, it needs to be sanded and have build coats applied.
A side shot. Its really hard to take a decent photo of CF....always looks better in person. You can see some very small white 'pecks' and thin spots. Once the body is sanded and build coats applied they go away and it will be level across the surface.