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 Post subject: First Build complete
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:01 pm 
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I finished up my first build this past week. It's a kit from LMI. It's your basic Martin style looks and bracing.

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The top is Red Spruce. Back, sides and neck are mahogany. The finish is TruOil. It turned out pretty well I think. I know I've got a lot to learn too though.

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:04 pm 
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Hey way-to-go Jeremy my friend - the guitar looks fantastic! Congratulations!!! [:Y:] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap]

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:25 pm 
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She looks great! How do you like tru-oil and how did you fill the pores?

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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Thanks guys.

Stephen, I really liked the tru oil. It was pretty easy to use. There is a little haziness to the back and sides. I don't notice the haze anywhere else and everywhere else I sealed with shellac first (neck and headplate included). The TruOil was applied on the back and sides over porefiller and stain with no sealer over them, so that maybe the cause. I used LMI's microbead pore filler. I like the color but I'm not sure if I would use it again. I didn't get the pores 100% filled.

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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So do you mix the stain and the micro beads?

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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Great work Jeremy and congats on a job well done, I like Truoil as well, tis good stuff.

Hey whats with all these great first guitars today? That's 3 already and a Weissy over at the ANZLF.

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Outstanding, Jeremy. What a great looking guitar. [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap] [clap]

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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Kim and Waddy, thank you. Stephen, I porefilled with the dark walnut microbead filler then applied the stain all on bare wood. I was afraid if I sealed with shellac then porefilled and sanded back to wood that whatever shellac was left in the pores would dissolve when the alcohol based stain was applied. Now whether that's true or not is another matter. I'll have to do somthing different next time I stain mahogany.

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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I also want to say thank you to all the members of the OLF. I know a lot of you have helped me many times and I couldn't have done it without you guys.

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Jeremy, that is a great lloking guitar!!! How does she sound? Is the sound what you were expecting?

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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I think it sounds pretty good, maybe great. It has a pretty rich sound while still having a woody tone with a lot of body. I don't really know what I expected, I was hoping for it to sound like a 1935 Martin D-18 though :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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nice job, well done! [:Y:]


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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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Thanks Robbie, your DVD was one of my main resources.

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 Post subject: Re: First Build complete
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I am glad that you found it useful.


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