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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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I put the veneer on my guitar!

I posted about ordering veneers in the Tech section, I finally got around to working on it and thought I'd post these pics up..








Noticed my camera settings were ****ed up after I opened em up to resize em and I don't wanna take more. It's rough around the edges, but I don't care.. I'm not a luthier and I've had a lot of fun. What do you guys think? I kinda wanna find a new neck for it

I'm looking for a deep/rich orangey-dark yellow kind of finish similar to this, anyone have any suggestions on what I should use?
http://ibanez.com/images/finalzoom/SA260FMAMB.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...c61bb46c_o.jpg
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...a2196185_o.jpg
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That's really cool! How difficult was it? Was it expensive?
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Looks like a nice veneer, and would look great with a stain, or even natural.
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I'm thinking of doing this once I buy myself a 7620 cause I love that 7 string with the flame maple too lol
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Nice job, man! Looks beautiful. you may want to peruse around Reranch.com for some tips and inspiration. That second pic of the Ibanez made me drool all over my keyboard. A nice amber finish with a subtle burst to it. VERY nice if you can pull it off. Good luck, and keep the pics coming!
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That's really cool! How difficult was it? Was it expensive?
It wasn't too difficult, requires minimal tools, the most pain in the ass part was cutting out the pickup holes. I got the veneer from Brian at Universal Jems and I used his guide to put em on. If you ask me, this is a great price!
http://www.universaljems.com/cart/veneer.htm
http://projectguitar.com/tut/veneer.htm

I wanna stain it, but I don't know where to get the stains or which to pick out
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That's a great price for the veneer. Thanks for the links.
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Re: I put the veneer on my guitar!

How are you gonna cut out the part for the switch and knobs?
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you can also remove the pickup rings!
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you can also remove the pickup rings!
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you can also remove the pickup rings!
I kinda ****ed up the pickup routes, it doesn't look too pretty

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How are you gonna cut out the part for the switch and knobs?
I'm gonna lay the guitar face down on a block of wood and cut it out from the control cavity route
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That looks great. Nicely done!
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That's a pretty guitar! Hope it works out for you.
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post #15 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-21-2008, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: I put the veneer on my guitar!

I've been trying out finishes, but I can't seem to find a finish anywhere near what I want..






From left to right; Bare/No Finish, Colonial Maple, and Red Mahogany... I used Miniwax wood finish, I think what I need to use is a dye, right?
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