Green Paisley B-Bender Tele

mayfly

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Alllllrrrriiiggggghhhhhttttttttt!

The other thread was getting to long, so it was time to start a new one.

Besides, now I've got some bits to show:

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We've got the alder body, the paper, and a newly purchased parsons-green bender. 

The plan is to seal the body, route the bender, apply the paper, then ship the result to Tonar.  I needed the bender for routing since there are steps that require you to eyeball the bender on the top of the guitar to take measurements, and I didn't want to disassemble my other guitar (got a show this weekend don'tchaknow)

Tonar gave me very detailed instructions on how to seal the body.  In fact, he clearly stated that I should seal it with this stuff:

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and when Tonar says to do something, you do it!

Stay tuned for more action...

 

mayfly

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I'll say!  I'm quite excited about this project.

Here's what the body looks like with a coat of the sealer on it.  It's almost a shame to cover it up with the paper  :icon_biggrin:

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Tonar:  you were right about this sealer - it's really good stuff.  And it has a pleasant alcoholic smell that not even my wife finds objectionable  :icon_jokercolor:
 

Alfang

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looks good so far, whats the bender thing? is that going into the guitar somewhere?

I wish tonar would write a book, I know we would all buy a copy. Every book I ever buy on finnishing , gets too bogged down in teaching me chemistry, which I know is important, But I figure I can learn paint theory better by following a specific recipe  ala Tonar
 

Unwound G

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Rarely have I seen a W body made out of 3 pieces of wood spliced together.  Did you request it since it is going to be sealed with Paisley prints ?
 

blue313

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Alfang said:
looks good so far, whats the bender thing? is that going into the guitar somewhere?

I wish tonar would write a book, I know we would all buy a copy.
Heck, I'd buy two so I could have a working copy and a shelf copy.


The B-Bender bends the B string alone and is actuated by the upper strap button.  Its a pretty invasive install, so most people won't even consider it.  It a pretty cool effect though!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUAULCawbMs


This project is looking fantastic man!
 

mayfly

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Unwound G said:
Rarely have I seen a W body made out of 3 pieces of wood spliced together.  Did you request it since it is going to be sealed with Paisley prints ?

Nope - I just snagged it off of the showcase last week.  My main shopping criteria was:  light and cheap.  Three piece and Alder was an accident - a happy one it turns out: Tonar pointed out after the fact that alder has not as much end grain to worry about.
 

blue313

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I'm definitely digging the use of the discontinued paper on the real deal.  It makes this just that much more original.
 

m4rk0

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This is a very exciting and original project!! post lots of progress pics!!

Unwound G said:
Rarely have I seen a W body made out of 3 pieces of wood spliced together.  Did you request it since it is going to be sealed with Paisley prints ?

that is actual way more common than you think! I asked warmoth about this once, and they told me that a lot of customers prefer this, since they like to have the pickups, bridge and neckpocket located on the same piece of wood.
 

hannaugh

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I'm so interested to see this finished and hear tell of the process with the paper.  Very interesting!
 

mayfly

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It's ok - it's wrapping paper and not wall paper.  The resonances of these are different because wrapping paper is thinner. 

Also, it's metallic wrapping paper so it actually enhances the highs a bit.  I just need to choose the neck so that the overall balance is not too brittle.

<edit>  forgot this:  :icon_jokercolor:
 

DangerousR6

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Prett cool mayfly, and Tonar is absolutely correct, Zinsser is awesome stuff. Got a can of it myself, but I got the 100% wax free... :icon_thumright:
 

mayfly

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DangerousR6 said:
Prett cool mayfly, and Tonar is absolutely correct, Zinsser is awesome stuff. Got a can of it myself, but I got the 100% wax free... :icon_thumright:

The stuff that I used is 100% wax free as well... I'm guessing they changed the label.
 

mayfly

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the following photo essay of tonight's activities:
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That's enough excitement for one night.
 
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