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    Body repaired & repainted:

    Body repaired & repainted:
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    Yeah, I think the hammer blows were more of a...

    Yeah, I think the hammer blows were more of a frustration vent than anything. Onward & upward with another white base coat.
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    I sanded the AstroCaster body back to wood to...

    I sanded the AstroCaster body back to wood to repair the split wood and a couple other small defects I found. Finally a sunny day in Oregon!
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    Got it all assembled today. It sounds fine, the...

    Got it all assembled today. It sounds fine, the whammy works great, and it looks just like it's big brother. I had a pretty big setback though; the wood & finish split as I was installing the mini...
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    Painted the black accent on the headstock, tinted...

    Painted the black accent on the headstock, tinted the neck amber, and started applying clear coats to both today:
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    'Sublime' pearl color coats going on:

    'Sublime' pearl color coats going on:
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    Finished cutting, beveling & drilling control...

    Finished cutting, beveling & drilling control covers & pickguard today. Also applied sealer and a white lacquer basecoat before the 'Sublime' pearl finish on the body:
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    Pickguard cut. What a tedious job; lots of back &...

    Pickguard cut. What a tedious job; lots of back & forth fitting, filing & sanding. Looks nasty 'cuz the protective film is still on, which had my pattern glued to it.
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    Started the wiring; made a template so I could do...

    Started the wiring; made a template so I could do most of the soldering outside the body rather than working in that tiny control cavity:
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    Body edges are rounded over, cable routes...

    Body edges are rounded over, cable routes drilled, ready for finishing:
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    First test of mechanical setup with strings...

    First test of mechanical setup with strings attached. Everything works perfectly; well almost perfectly. When the strings are tuned to pitch, they would pull the nut off to the side of the fretboard....
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    Made a mini neck plate today, finished all other...

    Made a mini neck plate today, finished all other drilling, and mounted the neck & tremolo today. The trem works just like it's supposed to, but I'll need to shorten the arm to keep it in scale.
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    I finished all the major routing today; just need...

    I finished all the major routing today; just need to clean up the sides & round over the edges. Also modified the tremolo claw for 3 springs.
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    Got the body shape rough cut and the pickup &...

    Got the body shape rough cut and the pickup & tremolo routs done on the front today:
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    Finished shaping and sanding the neck, and made a...

    Finished shaping and sanding the neck, and made a bone nut today:
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    Fretboard done and glueing to neck:

    Fretboard done and glueing to neck:
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    Got the neck roughed in today:

    Got the neck roughed in today:
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    Sorry for the delay; holidays, hooking up a new...

    Sorry for the delay; holidays, hooking up a new heater in my garage, etc.

    Today I routed & glued the carbon fiber rod in the neck blank, and made a jig to cut my very first fretboard slots. Turns...
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    Finally got all the parts rounded up; some came...

    Finally got all the parts rounded up; some came from China, so it took a while.
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    I got the tremolo cut down to a 4 string using a...

    I got the tremolo cut down to a 4 string using a jeweler's saw, files, sandpapers and JB Weld:
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    Yes, that's the signature guitar made for her by...

    Yes, that's the signature guitar made for her by Ernie Ball Music Man guitars.
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    Next up- 'AstroCaster' Ukulele build

    I had fun building my last 2 ukes, an electric SG Jr. tenor and a StewMac mahogany Tenor. So I decided for a winter project I'd make another electric uke based on a guitar I designed & built, called...
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    Exactement ainsi.

    Exactement ainsi.
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    ...or if I would have used the shorter scale the...

    ...or if I would have used the shorter scale the instructions indicated; thanks again sequoia.

    It was a real learning experience for me; more complex construction than an electric guitar, yet more...
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    Well it's done, and I'm VERY happy with the...

    Well it's done, and I'm VERY happy with the construction. It has a silky smooth satin finish, nice action, no buzzes, and projects sound well. I'm less happy with the intonation, since I'm used to...
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