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Question for finishers #3007037 09/07/19 03:09 PM
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I bought this neck for a partscaster. Strat neck I ordered a waterslide decal to go on the headstock, and I'm wondering what to go over it with. I'm not certain what the finish on the neck itself is, and it was made in China, so getting in touch with the maker is a bit problematic. It might be acrylic lacquer, or urethane. I suspect the latter, because its a pretty thick coating. What should I use to coat over the decal? Any ideas?



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Re: Question for finishers [Re: picker] #3007046 09/07/19 03:51 PM
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By the way, here's the rest of the guitar. I call her Goldie. The seller said it is covered in real Gold Leaf. Given the $150 price I paid for it, I have my doubts. But I did a little research on gold leaf, and it's possible he was telling the truth. In any event, I think it looks right spiffy,


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The pickups are Artec, I think. I bought them from Musiclilly on Amazon, The whammy had to be lowered to the body, because it didn't have much travel after I put the GFS brass block on it. But I don't really use a whammy bar much these days, kinda got out of the habit. The gold hardware is pretty much all Amazon too. All told, I have about $275-$300 in parts on it. It plays pretty nice, and the low volume sound is nice too, a bit more bassy than real single coils, but still fairly stratty, and no 60 cycle hum in there. A bit more output too. I can't really crank it in my apartment, but I'm helping host a jam this weekend, so I'll get to put her through her paces.


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Re: Question for finishers [Re: picker] #3007053 09/07/19 05:41 PM
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Nice looking instrument picker, I like the gold, I have no advice on how to finish over the waterslide decal. But I hope you have many years of pickin pleasure on Goldie.


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Re: Question for finishers [Re: picker] #3007059 09/07/19 06:23 PM
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Thanks DBM!


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Re: Question for finishers [Re: picker] #3007066 09/07/19 07:50 PM
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@Picker - a site called Squier Talk is dedicated to modding Squier Guitars, and you'd probably find some advice on finishing over the decal, or removing it. Give me a moment - Squier Talk


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Re: Question for finishers [Re: picker] #3007094 09/07/19 10:28 PM
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Nice looking axe Picker! I might opt for a single coil in the middle position to get more Strat sounds out of the 2nd and 3rd switch positions when combining with the rails. I think I would remove the tuning machines and the string trees on the head stock...sand all the finish off on the face only, down to the wood...put on the decal and then choose lacquer or urethane whichever you prefer and refinish the face (headstock edges too if you prefer)...thus you can avoid any mismatch, pealing etc. on the face. Then put the tuners and string trees back on...just a DIY thought. cool


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Originally Posted by picker
I call her Goldie. The seller said it is covered in real Gold Leaf. Given the $150 price I paid for it, I have my doubts. But I did a little research on gold leaf, and it's possible he was telling the truth. In any event, I think it looks right spiffy.

Indeed she does!


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