“Aqua P” Build – Part X

“Aqua P” Build – Part X

Having got the dyes mixed to the colour and dilution that I’m after the first step is to prep the top by sanding through grits to 1000 and then use a strong yellow dye to “pop” the grain and sand…

“Aqua P” Build – Part XI

“Aqua P” Build – Part XI

Before the whole guitar can be finished the grain in the mahogany must be filled. Without filling the pores in the timber would lend a rough and uneven feel to the instrument and also collect dirt and sweat. I have…

“Aqua P” Build – Part XII

“Aqua P” Build – Part XII

While the body and neck are drying I can devote a little time to the tailpiece. I didn’t want the traditional stop bar on this and nor did I particularly want the traditional trapeze metal tailpiece that is a feature…

“Aqua P” Build – Part XIII

“Aqua P” Build – Part XIII

The guitar body is french polished on the top and nitrocellulose lacquer applied to the body and neck. When dry and buffed out to a bright finish, it’s time to glue the neck in and start laying out the placement…

P90 Humbucker Size Pickup- Part I

P90 Humbucker Size Pickup- Part I

Winding pickups give you the chance to do someting outside the standard off the shelf options. One such option is to combine the two classic pickups, the p90 and the Humbucker. P90/humbuckers are growing in popularity as they allow retro…

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