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After a bit of a hiatus (Covid) I'm starting back up with a new build. I do this to help gain exposure for my daughter Amanda Lynn who creates the art.
This one is commissioned and I hope to have it completed within a month or so.

The next main task is to prep for clear coating.

I'm also in the parts selection phase.

Body is white ash crafted by Nathan Nieman.

Hardware will be a Gotoh FL (chrome).

Neck TBD, but of course it must be machined to accept a FR nut.

PUPs are still being decided on but chrome and covered, H-S-S.

Tuners TBD but non locking is more than adequate.

Think I'll use foil to shield the cavities.

By the way, Amanda in respect of the late great Neil Peart named the body, the Peart.

More to follow.

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After a bit of a hiatus (Covid) I'm starting back up with a new build. I do this to help gain exposure for my daughter Amanda Lynn who creates the art.
This one is commissioned and I hope to have it completed within a month or so.

The next main task is to prep for clear coating.

I'm also in the parts selection phase.

Body is white ash crafted by Nathan Nieman.

Hardware will be a Gotoh FL (chrome).

Neck TBD, but of course it must be machined to accept a FR nut.

PUPs are still being decided on but chrome and covered, H-S-S.

Tuners TBD but non locking is more than adequate.

Think I'll use foil to shield the cavities.

By the way, Amanda in respect of the late great Neil Peart named the body, the Peart.

More to follow.

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that paint job is a masterpiece ... awesome !!!
 

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Just one question: What are you going to do for the light-show when you play the Fillmore West?
 

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that paint job is a masterpiece ... awesome !!!
Thank you. I agree.

I think any number of people could take the same steps and follow the same process and nobody would come up with what we have here except Amanda.

What looks like randomness is actually a very carefully manipulated set of conditions.

If that sounds a bit hyperbolic and boastful...well. I stand by it.

I mean, even if you made wall clocks out of these, to my eye they are spell binding.
 

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Well, my spray gun bit the big one so I bought a new one on Amazon.

It's cheap but seems up to the task so far.

I went over to the old office early this morning and managed to get a good first coat of poly on the two bodies. They're hanging now and I can go over later today, sand and apply a second coat.

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Funny, but somehow when I look at these bodies, I hear Robin Trower playing Bridge of Sighs.

Ordering the Gotoh FR for the Peart today. The neck will have similar / complimentary artwork on the face of the peghead.
 

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I made a little jig. I'm doing a few little touch ups but it's looking better all the time. Sanded to 1500 grit here.

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Wow, what a bridge.

I've tried a lot of variations on the OG Floyd, and so far this is by far the best from my chair.


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And of course, the set of metric bits I have goes up to 10mm.

I need an 11mm. Family Day here so everything's closed.

No, 7/16ths isn't close enough.
 
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