Re: New toy day!
The colour is nothing like my previous VKs, its a very weird paint job. I like my odd finishes (DBK, FP and swirl owner) but this is very odd indeed.
ill try take a picture of it later today. It looks like smudgy fingerprints or like kiss marks all over the body and I think it looks terrible. This will be most likely be getting a refinish, perhaps an industrial themed textured finish, or I might just take a blow torch to the body.
Whatever the final finish, I dont want to be worried about chipping or damaging it. I made this to be a gigging 7-string guitar, as I dont want to gig with my blue swirl or 2027 for fear of damaging them. Historically, my gigging guitars get lots of knocks and dings so the new finish will have to wear them well.
Thanks for the tip Dave, Had a quick ckeck, the frets are well stuck in... just badly levelled. Its about two-three hours work for me to level, crown, polish and buff them, I should be able to find that time in a week or two.