REcent project: My Faux ES295

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  1. pfflam

    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

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    Made this from a 70s Japanese ES175 copy that had a cracked body and was beat up and Sunburst.

    I had lots of problems with the paint since I used the wrong primer . . . but I kinda like it even more because of the roughness of the final finish . . . went so far as to not even do a final sand and buffer . . .


    but it now rivals my #1 in favorite guitars - its super thin nut size surprisingly works wonders with my very long fingers . . . a counter intuitive thang,

    Its a B6 with Chet handle, a Gibson P90 bridge, Lollar Bridge, Melita Bridge (like Scotty Moore's) and Reranch vitage gold with a thinned amber shellac and Nitro

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    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

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    Oh yeah, I put the Gibson inlay on the headstock but added umlauts over the o in son rather than with a dotted I - so nobody thinks its trying to be a legit fake.

    I also had to close the PAF holes to fit eh P90s


    I love this guitar -love the feel, the sound and the way it looks
     
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    Well done! I woulda left the headstock blank, myself.
    But the guitar looks great. Now, put some electrical tape over that logo. :D
     
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    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

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    I woulda left it blank but I really wanted to see if I could do an inlay and make it look decent. I think it worked pretty well.

    But I was at that impatient phase of this project - due to so much time dealing with the mistakes resulting from the wrong kind of primer - I just wanted it done, and sorta rushed it - consequently the logo is too high and the rose-pot is too low, and I didn't even sand it . . . but somehow I love it more for all those flaws . . . its the 'wabi sabi' I suppose
     
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    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

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    Anybody want to put up pics of a real one to make us jealous?
     
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    Looks like it was an old Ibanez with 'open book' headstock. Those are nice guitars in original condition.
     
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    Nice job, it looks great. Enjoy it.
     
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    Nice paint job. The dye colour looks spot on to the Gibson.
     
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    pfflam Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks - but what made me really happy is it feels good and sounds good too.

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