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    More to come.
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    Nice. I'd love to give Padauk a try myself, I've heard it's got the most amazing tone

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    Nice Piece of wood!! did you stain it though? Most Padouk I have see is really red initially and turns orange after a couple of years..

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    Quote Originally Posted by m4rk0 View Post
    Nice Piece of wood!! did you stain it though? Most Padouk I have see is really red initially and turns orange after a couple of years..
    I initially used a danish oil which had a stain in it.
    It still has a redish tint, but it caused the grain to really "pop" and looks alot better in person.
    Final coats will be done with Tru Oil.

    I'll have to make my own contol cavity cover and it didn't look like I had much of a lip to mount it, so I added a few wood strips and shimmed the pickup cavity while I was at it so I could mount the pickup directly to the wood.



    I normally do this sort of stuff during the early prep stages, but the cavities will be painted with shielding paint and should look nice and clean when it's done.
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    Just a quick update ...
    I've been working on a few details like making control cavity covers, drilling holes for my Floyd and wiring, and sheilding the pickup and control cavities ...








    More importantly, I've spent the past week or so using a combination of danish oil, tru oil, tung oil, and ALOT of elbow grease in order to get the finish I'm looking for.
    I think I'm getting close!


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    that is gonna be a truly beautiful piece of work when its done dino, ive always liked paduak bodied guitars (like the droolsome washburn n4)
    its nice to see someone working with it and doing a super job too

    what neck are you going with?...(maple with ebony/rosewood board?)
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    I've heard of elbow grease, where do you buy that ?

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    Dino - very cool. I haven't seen a thing that you've produced that I didn't like.

    I know nothing about this wood. What are the tonal qualitites? How heavy is it? Etc. Can you give any info?

    Good luck with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cokemach1 View Post
    Dino - very cool. I haven't seen a thing that you've produced that I didn't like.

    I know nothing about this wood. What are the tonal qualitites? How heavy is it? Etc. Can you give any info?

    Good luck with it!
    Thanks man! ... that's a helluva compliment.

    The body is from Frankenstraat, but here is a description of the wood used from the Warmoth site ...

    Padouk, African (Pterocarpus soyauxii):
    Bright vivid orange color which oxidizes to a warm brown with use. This waxy feeling wood has an open grain texture similar to rosewood and a tone similar to maple with great mids and attack. This is a heavy to medium weight wood that looks great with an oil finish or clear gloss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    Thanks man! ... that's a helluva compliment.

    The body is from Frankenstraat, but here is a description of the wood used from the Warmoth site ...

    Padouk, African (Pterocarpus soyauxii):
    Bright vivid orange color which oxidizes to a warm brown with use. This waxy feeling wood has an open grain texture similar to rosewood and a tone similar to maple with great mids and attack. This is a heavy to medium weight wood that looks great with an oil finish or clear gloss!

    Wow, sounds really cool. Thanks for the info. I'm going to have to remember this for a project down the road.

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    Oh Damn! , Oh get down!

    Thats some of the nicest wood I've ever seen. Thats awsome, good luck!
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    Great work
    your work shows your love to your guitar, will you help me do this for my guitar.


 

 

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