Briggs: Check out this top!

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  1. DWB1960

    DWB1960 Senior Member

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    Man, Jack's stuff just wreaks with elegance. Never garish or over the top but always sexy and stylish as hell. Can't wait to see this baby completed.

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  2. ThugLife

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    is that a metal flake transparent finish??? BEAUTIFUL!!!
     
  3. jabhead

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    mojocaster.com Member

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    That's gorgeous for sure!
     
  5. gkoelling

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    I don't think I've ever seen a finish like that. Unique, cool, classy.
     
  6. Scottone

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    love it....Jack would certainly be on my short list if I was in the hunt for another LP style axe.
     
  7. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    I think that's just a reflection. Looks like it though.

    Yep, mine too.





    Another stunning guitar in the works by Mr. Briggs!

    Jack's stuff never ceases to amaze and totally GAS induce! Killer burst!!! Killer wood!!! 1 piece top???

    Great work as usual Jack!
     
  8. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    He's at the Top of my short list.

    What a beauty, great job Jack, as usual!

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
  9. n.j.

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    The finish is probably not buffed yet, hence the stippled texture.

    Amazing top on that one, Jack is doing incredible work.
     
  10. t_hamill

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    That top looks kinda similar to the Schroeder Suckerpunch that I luckily won
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  11. B Vance

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    I love the idea of a metallic-flake transparent finish. This is the first time I've seen one. Depending on the color and consistency of the flakes, in the light, it almost gives the impression of a goldtop.Very cool!
     
  12. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    mmm hmmm... :drool

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  13. Jack Briggs

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    Thanks to all for the comments.

    For the record - what you're sseing in the above pics is no remarkable finish. It's just the sunburst with just one clear coat sealing it in. The nitro lacquer comes out of the gun with a heavy 'orange peel' or pebbly sort of texture to it. After all clear coats are on the guitar and 3 weeks of curing time have passed, the finish is wet-sanded flat. Then that flattened finish surface is buffed to high gloss.

    Hope this clears any confusions!



    Cheers,
     
  14. localmotion411

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    That's gorgeous for sure -- love how the flame is angled!

    Can't imagine how one could pull off a metallic flake clear finish over sunburst like it appeared in the pics, but I would put my money on Jack Briggs.
     
  15. AnthonyL

    AnthonyL Silver Supporting Member

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    Jack,

    What's the current wait time on new orders...

    Thanks,
    Anthony
     
  16. r9player

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    Looks nice, Schroeder also does great looking finishes.
    hmm Metal Flake transparent sunburst ... are we on to something here?? :)
     
  17. Jack Briggs

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    ....or Terry McInturff - he can do anything finish-wise!

    Anthony - email me and I can give details.

    r9player,

    You're giving me ideas. :huh:munch:drink
     
  18. Terry McInturff

    Terry McInturff 40th Anniversary of guitar building! Gold Supporting Member

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    Jack, many many thanks for your kind comment. It is truly appreciated!


    I did a run of Taurus guitars that way some years ago and in fact have a Carolina going into the booth with that finish ( it's what Ive been calling the "Sinburst").

    You need to have a gun with an agitator cup and great spray chops in order to make it work. There are a few things to do outside of an ordinary nitro spray schedule but after a point it is smooth sailing.
     
  19. Pa'ani

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    That's a gorgeous top and Congratulations on a beautiful Briggs...
     
  20. Flinto2002

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    Please don't take this the wrong way...but that top doesn't really do it for me. It's a lovely guitar and I'm sure the fit & finish are excellent, but that top looks just like what you'd see on a Les Paul Faded...

    With a thread title like that I was hoping to see the mother of all quilt tops.

    At any rate, it is a great looking guitar.
     

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