Monthly Archives: February 2012

Birdseye necks back in stock

A quick product update. The neck shipment is now catalogued and with all pre-orders dispatched today, the rest of the necks are now in inventory. Birdseye Strat and Tele necks as well as some previously out of stock necks are … Continue reading

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“Out with delivery courier”

Stay tuned…

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Spamalot!

By the amount of spam comments I have just deleted I guess the bots are picking up the blog!

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Back on track

After a few more thin clear coats I switched to the Button Polish. This dries so much quicker than the transparent that I was able to get a good 6 coats on in one day, top and sides. The colour … Continue reading

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Reboot.

To add a little colour I switched to Pure Button Polish. This is shellac with an amber hue. I planned to apply a few coats of this then switch back to the transparent for a few final coats. No change … Continue reading

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Mighty Mite stock update

Mighty Mite have now introduced a “vintage tint” neck to their product line. We don’t know which models will come with this finish option, we don’t know the price and we don’t have a definite ETA! We have, however, been … Continue reading

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Laying it on thin

The shellac I am using is a pre-mix. I chose pre-mix over mixing my own from flakes for pure ease of use. I’m thinning the shellac with methylated spirit (de-natured alcohol for our transatlantic friends)  – about 50%. This makes … Continue reading

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Sealing and first few coats

Mighty Mite bodies come sanded and sealed with a thin oil based sealer. There is no need to do any further prep if you don’t want to, you can just start applying your finish. However, when grain filling it is … Continue reading

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Grain filling

Ash is an open grained wood, so if you want a smooth flat finish it will require grain filling. You can do this a few ways – a couple of thick poly undercoats might get it level, three or four … Continue reading

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Rustic Esquire build

Here’s the victim donor for this assembly project. Mighty Mite Telecaster body, 3 piece swamp ash, weighing a very back friendly 3lbs 13oz.  I am planning a semi-rustic finish for this guitar – I’m very much the archetypal “bedroom” hack, … Continue reading

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