Northendem: Dying to see the finished project dude! But man, I feel retarded after seeing what you can do man!! I really want to start building guitars, you do excellent work. Where do you gyus learn this stuff?

Sep 9 2004, 08:22 AM

If anyone should be wearing the retarded hat right now, it’s me.

Yesterday night, whilst preparing to fix a minor sandthrough on the colour coat, I dropped the guitar on the concrete floor of my garage. It picked up a nasty dent/scratch on the lower bass bout, and took the brunt of the fall on the end of the head stock.

I cried :( (seriously, I did, I was absolutely gutted)

The body was being clearcoated, and I’d just got to the point where the colour coat ridge around the binding was smoothed out - I was about 3 clear coats from being finished, so the idea of totally stripping and refinishing didn’t appeal at all. Fortunately, after steaming out the dent, the body ding looks like it can be fixed invisibly, and the headstock will be stripped, and either veneered or tapered slightly to remove the damaged area.

Working without an ‘undo’ button sucks.

Sep 9 2004, 12:18 PM
I feel your pain, I only ever seem to do dumb things once the whole project is near completion! Have a virtual pat on the back and a “there-there” from me and good luck in getting it fixed up.
Sep 9 2004, 12:41 PM
That sucks dude. cry.gif

I feel for you. Could be worse, you could have just drilled three holes in your 4A quilted top (insert little whistling “wasn’t me” avatar)

Good luck on the repair
Sep 9 2004, 03:21 PM
Ouch. I imagine all of us make mistakes, I know I do (too many). You’ll make the repairs and they’ll be good work, I’m sure. Sounds like your construction was pretty solid to limit damage to cosmetics.
Sep 10 2004, 12:20 AM
oooh man…that’s a pisser…hopefully everything comes out’s such a beautiful guitar…
Sep 15 2004, 02:05 PM
Im sure you will get it all ironed out, Setch.
Hope its all smooth going for you from now on though!
Sep 15 2004, 02:40 PM
I think I speak for everyone when I say tha tI feel for you man… It’s almost like dropping your kid on its head. Good luck with the fixes!
Sep 20 2004, 05:31 AM
Setch. your lovely guitar making ^^
dont cry some mistake..
if it have some mistake.. i dont change world best guitar for you..

good luck..

Sep 19 2004, 11:55 PM

Thanks to everyone for the pep talk, sorry that I’ve been slacking off on the updates. The image uploading/processing PC is back online, so here’s where I left off last time…

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