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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-19-2004, 07:19 PM
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post #18 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 06:08 AM
 
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That guitar is so cool!!

I wouldnt mind getting me one of them! sell your idea to Ibanez!

I want to repaint my stat cause its got so many paint chips.
how do you strip the paint on the body of a guitar.
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Wow that guitar looks awesome!
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Stripping the finish was, uh, different than what I expected. I took it to a local furniture refinishing place to have it chemically stripped. From what I read here and at Project Guitar, that SHOULD have worked. They dropped it in their vat and 2 days later--- nothing. They said they'd never encountered a finish so hard and resistant to their chemicals, and said it had to be some type of super-hard gloss finish that wouldn't even be legal in the states. So I had to hand-strip it using a hand-held palm sander and various sanding blocks to handle the rounded countours. You might want to check the tutorials on Project Guitar. If you do this, be SURE to wear a good dust mask. There's no telling what was in all that dust (not sure I want to know), but it couldn't be good for you.

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They said they'd never encountered a finish so hard and resistant to their chemicals, and said it had to be some type of super-hard gloss finish that wouldn't even be legal in the states.
Thanks for the comments,
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LOL I would Love a Guitar with paint work like that! If it looked good ofcourse

Well im a bit scared to strip a body with a sander i would probably sand down the body aswell! Not good.
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Is it me or is the low E almost off the fretboard?

Anyway, great idea, and great workmanship.
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What Type of Oil or Wax did you use for it?
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The low-E is definitely closer to the edge of the fretboard than the high E. When I noticed that, I wondered if it would affect the playing at all, but I can't notice it. If I wanted to change it I could move the neck laterally by reshiming the sides of the neck pocket to nudge it the other way. Since the original neck had a massive amount of paint and gloss coat on it (that's what I didn't like about it), the neck pocket was slightly oversized for the new neck. I used some ultra-thin basswood shims (sanded down to almost nothing) for a tight fit.

The finish is just tung oil. I applied about 6-8 coats of it, with a light buffing of 0000 steel wool between coats. I used a "tack cloth" after each buffing to remove all steel wool particles. It seems to have worked pretty well.
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You're right, the JS90th is a Basswood body guitar. It has an Edge trem (Though there are a few with LoPros, apparently), Chrome Hardware, the default Paf Pro/Fred Pickups and an Ebony Fingerboard without inlays except for an abalone dot at the 12th and a "90th Anniversary" at the 21st. The coolest thing about that guitar is the colorchanging finish that's apparently made by Porsche

Damn nice 700 you have there! I LOVE guitars in natural finishes!
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Very nice!

I saw a JS700 in the shop the other day in red, but I think your version just rocks..love the finish
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The coolest thing about that guitar is the colorchanging finish that's apparently made by Porsche
As far as i know, Porsche doesn't make paint.
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Wow, that conversion is a real stunner!
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