Les Paul Fender Mashup Finished Pg.2

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Les Paul Fender Mashup Finished Pg.2

Post by HNB » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:39 pm

Rosser guitars made me an ash Les Paul sort of body. I asked him to add contours, make it set up for a Fender hardtail bridge and a 51 P Bass control plate. I picked up a Starcaster neck pretty cheap that had nice tuners and a good aged amber color and painted the headstock so far. Here is what I have so far. ;)

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So then I did this. :)

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Pretty pleased with it so far. :D
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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by tdbajus » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:45 pm

Is that black dye? I love that you can clearly see the grain!

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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by HNB » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:20 pm

Black spray paint. I did grey primer first. Since I didn't fill the grain you can see it really well. I thought the grain was really nice and would just let it show.

I got the tape off the neck/headstock. I will clean up the edge with some fine sandpaper tomorrow and let it cure for a week before I start putting clear on. I need to work on a decal still.

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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by HNB » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:34 pm

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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:25 am

Love it! I really like your white overspray too ;D
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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by HNB » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:37 pm

Thanks! First time trying it. I always try to avoid paint run so doing on purpose was a new experience. LOL
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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by HNB » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:20 pm

The control cavity was too small to fit the control plate guts so I used my drill and router to open it a bit. I also test fit the pickups and rings. Seems like those will be fine.

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Post by parry » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:28 pm

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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by Danley » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:33 pm

You could fill the grain in a contrasting color and make it really pop.
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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by HNB » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:24 pm

;D
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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by tribi9 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:42 am

This mongrel has a millk moustache.. :freako:
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Post by HNB » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:08 am

For sure. Or it has rabies. LOL
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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by HNB » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:09 pm

I lightly sprayed my pickup rings with white. I think it should work well with the body. :)

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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by HNB » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:01 pm

Almost done here. Missing ferrules and I need to wire it up still, but it is looking great!

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Re: Les Paul Fender Mashup

Post by HNB » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:52 am

I sprayed some satin deft over my minwax poly on the headstock and it had a weird reaction. It crackled up. Works for this project and is a cool texture, but really strange. Never had that happen before. :)

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