Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:39 pm

Final coats of Tru-oil

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:08 pm

Love it! Gorgeous wood, but I love the tuner style. Very retro.
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by epizootics » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:15 pm

Yeay!
How come all the cool stuff (both guitars and music!) seems to come out of Melbourne these days?
I really like the final color you got, and the veins come out beautifully.

If I may chime in with a secret tip for finishing necks (and bodies in a natural finish for that concern), you can speed up the process greatly by starting off with shellac before applying your tru-oil. Shellac dries a lot faster, granted your coats are very thin, and if you flatten it out with steel wool every other coat, you'll get a mirror finish within a day or two. You still want tru-oil on top to make the guitar alcohol-resistant. :)

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Love it! Gorgeous wood, but I love the tuner style. Very retro.
Thanks. I have since replaced them with Kluson tuners. The open geared ones were too course and stiff.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:17 pm

epizootics wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:15 pm
Yeay!
How come all the cool stuff (both guitars and music!) seems to come out of Melbourne these days?
I really like the final color you got, and the veins come out beautifully.

If I may chime in with a secret tip for finishing necks (and bodies in a natural finish for that concern), you can speed up the process greatly by starting off with shellac before applying your tru-oil. Shellac dries a lot faster, granted your coats are very thin, and if you flatten it out with steel wool every other coat, you'll get a mirror finish within a day or two. You still want tru-oil on top to make the guitar alcohol-resistant. :)
I have given it a cut and polish since that pic and it has come up quite nice.
I think I'll just stick to vinyl sealer and nitro from now on.
The mistake I made with this one was staining the wood. I kept rubbing it back and sanding through the stain.
I have had better results before on bare wood which hasn't been stained because it's not a big issue if you sand through.

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Post by DrQuasar » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:59 pm

That headstock is gorgeous.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:58 pm

Surf green isn't my thing very much, but Cross, that thing is classy as fuck from head to toe!!
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Post by Rgand » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:34 am

I agree, "Classy" is the best description of it. Beautiful guitar.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:19 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:58 pm
Surf green isn't my thing very much, but Cross, that thing is classy as fuck from head to toe!!
I have to admit, the surf green is a bit too much for me too.

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Post by solfege » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:56 am

Dude! That is just 100% excellent work. And gorgeous.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:30 am

Melbourne members.

If you wanna try out one of my guitars. My CrossRite is available at Echo Tone on High Street in Thornbury.

https://echotone.com.au/collections/ele ... naustralia

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by blimpage » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:58 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:30 am
Melbourne members.

If you wanna try out one of my guitars. My CrossRite is available at Echo Tone on High Street in Thornbury.

https://echotone.com.au/collections/ele ... naustralia
I was at Echo Tone today and had a play of this beauty! My man, that is one hell of a fine guitar. The neck feels so nice - super thin and super comfy. And the finish and binding are dreamy. 😍

Very very nice work!

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:32 pm

blimpage wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:58 am
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:30 am
Melbourne members.

If you wanna try out one of my guitars. My CrossRite is available at Echo Tone on High Street in Thornbury.

https://echotone.com.au/collections/ele ... naustralia
I was at Echo Tone today and had a play of this beauty! My man, that is one hell of a fine guitar. The neck feels so nice - super thin and super comfy. And the finish and binding are dreamy. 😍

Very very nice work!
Thanks, blimpage.
It's great to get this thing out of my workshop and know that people are playing it!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by timtam » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:17 pm

Echo Tone is a cool store. Went there for the first time a few weeks back. We're spoilt in inner Melbourne ... over a dozen guitar stores within 10km or so.

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