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Thread: Beerbelly's SG ukulele build

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    Here's a mock up so far:
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    Gluing neck:
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    Neck glued in, fret board taped off, and Behlen vinyl sealer applied. Next step is grain filling with Behlen Pore-O-Pac, a nasty job, but it will really highlight the wood grain under the transparent cherry color.
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    Grain filled:
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    Got the grain filler applied yesterday, then sanded it this morning and applied the transparent cherry lacquer. Next comes many coats of clear lacquer over several days, a few weeks of curing, then wet sanding & polishing.
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    I just had to mock it up next to my '64:
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    Quote Originally Posted by beerbelly View Post
    I just had to mock it up next to my '64:
    Wow. That is looking really nice. Keep it up.

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    Headstock painted black:
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    B.B. - This looks like it will be a screaming banshee steel string ukulele. What pick-up will you be installing? I see a real niche for steel string amplified solid body ukes to support acoustic guitar players with tasteful leads and chord work beyond the reach of 6 string strummers. Looking for a beautiful outcome.

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    The pickup is a black, covered single coil I got from C.B. Gitty. I don't think it's anything special, bit it looks a little like the P90 on my Gibson.

    I put a total of 8 coats of clear lacquer on it over the last few days; now some down time while it cures.
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