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    I cut this body from one piece of Honduran Mahogany about a year ago and never did anything with it. I made the neck recently from Maple and it has a Zebrawood Fingerboard and Jumbo Stainless Frets. I used Chrome Mini Schaller Tuners, an Original Floyd Rose and a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker. A Gibson 500k Pot for volume and a few more chrome pieces finished it off.


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    awesome jod Dive looks like it'll play as good as it looks....Bobby

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    What did you do for finish on the body?

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    I finished the body with a clear coat and then wetsanded and hand rubbed it out to prevent it from shining too much.
    I rubbed the neck down with tung oil and strung it up. It sounds great, but I haven't played it too much because I need to intonate it. I used an R2 Nut also and I cut the neck for an R3. I might swap them later.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    I finished the body with a clear coat and then wetsanded and hand rubbed it out to prevent it from shining too much.
    I rubbed the neck down with tung oil and strung it up. It sounds great, but I haven't played it too much because I need to intonate it. I used an R2 Nut also and I cut the neck for an R3. I might swap them later.
    Yeah, it looked like it didn't have too much shine to it, and I was wondering if that was the natural wood tone or if you had stained it. From the pictures it looked a lot like the stained/Tru-Oil body I just did (which I polished with wax). How do you do your clear coats? Pro spray setup? Cans? Brush?

    I'd bought several generic R2 locking nuts a while back to see if any fit my Wolfgangs. They didn't--all were too long. But I drilled for and fixed one of them to an R3 neck I bought and was quite surprised at how well it actually fit.

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    I've got an HVLP Gun that I'm spraying with. Somoe color I get from cans, but all clearing is done with the gun.
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