Archive - 2010

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Nitrocellulose Lacquer
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Lacquer Sanding Sealer
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Shellac Wash Coat
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Vinyl Wash Coat
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Installing Fretboard Side Dots
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Preparing to Engrave Inlays
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Finishing Inlays
8
Custom Guitar Inlays – Gluing Inlays
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Guitar Finishing – Compressed Air Setup
10
Final Guitar Preparation Prior to Finishing

Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Learn all about nitrocellulose lacquer and why you should consider using it on your next finish job. It has great acoustical qualities, provides a hard, crystal clear finish that resists cracking and crazing and will stand up to the rigors of playing better than most other finishes.

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Lacquer Sanding Sealer

Learn all about lacquer sanding sealers and why you should consider using one on your next finish job. It seals in bleeding problems, seal out moisture and give you a great base to start building a great professional looking guitar finish with mirror finish.

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Shellac Wash Coat

Learn all about a shellac wash coat and why you should strongly consider using one on your next finish job. It seals in bleeding problems, seal out moisture and give you a great base to start building a great professional looking guitar finish with a beautiful golden-amber tint.

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Vinyl Wash Coat

Learn all about a vinyl wash coat and why you should strongly consider using one on your next finish job. They seal in bleeding problems, seal out moisture and give you a great base to start building a great professional looking guitar finish.

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Installing Fretboard Side Dots

The side position markers are really very helpful for guitarists fret position information. Learn how to install both plastic and shell position markers in either wood or plastic fretboard sides or bindings.

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Preparing to Engrave Inlays

Engraving Mother of Pearl is an old art for that is often used to bring a 3D quality to shell inlays in guitar fretboards and headpieces. By utilizing engraving methods, you can reduce the amount of actual MOP cutting you will need to compete. This article gives you information as to which tools to use, how to sharpen them and how to accurately layout your engraving patterns.

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Finishing Inlays

Learn how to properly sand your inlays, polish the fretboard and do the final touch-ups and tune-ups to make the inlay look their best in this article. Also tips on addressing small imperfections and equipment that should be used for your protection of the pearl dust.

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Custom Guitar Inlays – Gluing Inlays

This article on Custom Guitar Inlays, deals with the proper gluing techniques to fill the routed inlay channels. How to mix the glue and matching filling medium, filling techniques and getting optimal results.

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Guitar Finishing – Compressed Air Setup

Finishing a guitar is one of the more difficult tasks, especially for the person who is inexperienced with finishing operations. This article explains the system that I use, the equipment to purchase and how to install it to get the best, most trouble-free finish possible.

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Final Guitar Preparation Prior to Finishing

This article on Final Preparation for your guitar prior to the finishing operation is a critical step that you should not skip or take too lightly. We will take you through several operations for you to complete prior to beginning any finishing steps to your guitar.

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