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    Neck looks friggen dead on. Can you divulge the secret?

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    It's a mixture of pencil lead and Tinted Clear Nitro rubbed in with 0000 steel wool. Once it dries use the steel wool to hand rub it out.
    Most of all... don't be careful. I don't worry about grabbing it with dirty hands, setting it down in sawdust or anything else that might be on the table. I'm really kind of rough and careless (within reason) with necks when I want them to look like this.
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    looks great! What is it? What's the story?

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    That's a Frankenstein. It was Ed's Black/White guitar, but he added the red and beat the hell out of it for 30+ years.

    Come on man...





    ... just kidding!
    It's just another one of my attempts to nail it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    That's a Frankenstein. It was Ed's Black/White guitar, but he added the red and beat the hell out of it for 30+ years.

    Come on man...





    ... just kidding!
    It's just another one of my attempts to nail it.
    Haha, cool man. I figured it was another attempt to get a closer frankie.

    I think you definitely improved on this one. It's to the point where you can't really tell it's not the real thing without tons of comparing or tracing. I think this one is getting up there with the legendary Ron frankies.

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    Man you guys blow me away with the work you put into building these guitars. I struggle enough writing songs, I couldn't imagine trying to build a guitar. Great job!
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    Must of been a lot of pencil lead! We talked about that a lot on the phone (its Nick) and man I didn't think it could look this good.

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    Hey Nick - no, it's really not that much pencil lead. The good thing about applying it this way is if you have too much you can spray a little more clear on your steel wool and rub it out more which takes the gray out. Once it cures it's there for good.

    I think Ron and I have always gone for different looks so it's really apples and oranges.
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    Looks great, man!!!

    Just think, if you were workin' for Fender, you could charge $25K for it!!!
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    How do you get the cigarette burn/tar marks around the tuning knobs?
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    You do it with the tuners installed and you have to move the cig around a few times. It takes 2-3 cigarettes to get each burn done. I've tried other things like wood matches or crack lighters but nothing works like the real thing.
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    You guys in Texas must not have the self-extinguishing cigarettes yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobozos View Post
    You guys in Texas must not have the self-extinguishing cigarettes yet.
    ya... I live in illinois and that's basically all I could get. I did a neck a while ago with them and it was a complete disaster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobozos View Post
    You guys in Texas must not have the self-extinguishing cigarettes yet.
    yeah they're here.
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