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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD Thursday 520QSTB...but now...

Got this beauty in on Thursday already knowing the Tran Blue finish that Ibby put on these turns nearly opaque with age....so she didnt last long in that state.

Thursday afternoon




Friday afternoon




After the first coat of Tung oil today

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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Nice, post more pics! I have a 520QS body lying around, I'd love to see how yours ends up.
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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I will def post more, sadly tung oil is only about a coat a day....maybe two if your lucky. I am going to probably put at least 7 or 8 coats on so I can buff it to a high gloss finish.

As you can see I had one booboo where I sanded through the veneer, luckily it is in a spot that will be covered by the pickup trim ring.
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definitely better than the blue! actually that's not far off from the transparent brown finish on my 520.
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Looks amazing!! If anything every happens to mine, I may know what I'll do to it!
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Knowing the Tran Blue finish that Ibby put on these turns nearly opaque with age....

Really? I have never had this problem. In fact I wish it were so, on the back of one of my TBs it does have a lighter colour and I think it looks better.

Having said that, I do like the look of the 520QS's with a tung oil finish.

-Wolfram
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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I thought about redoing mine in trans Red!
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Nice work, looks great!!!
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I thought about redoing mine in trans Red!
That would probably look real good. I thought about putting a color on, but the sapelle is so dark I didn't think it would take a stain very well and I really didn't want to get into tinting a clear coat, which is what Ibanez did.

Thanks to the rest of you for the compliments, I put a second coat on today. Ill post once I get a few more on it.
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Very nice indeed. Love the way the oil brings the grain out.

Rock on!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIfOjkB17BA
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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Third coat, she is starting to get some depth, but still a long way to go.



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looking good!

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Yeah looks good...keep us updated.
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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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Re: NGD Thursday 520QSTB...but now...

Sweet! I never understood why the covered up that lovely mahogany in dark blue or brown.

Back in the day when I played RGs, I was gassing for a 520, but had to make do with its pov MIK cousin, the 320 (in red). Interestingly, the finish on that guitar did get a bit darker with age, you could tell by the areas inside the pu rings.
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