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Colour

Capri O
24
47%
Oly White
18
35%
Black
1
2%
Trans white
8
16%
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BY kdawg2a
#851505
I voted for oly white but that (let's be honest, it's pretty much fiesta red) capri orange looks really good.
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BY Bg
#851507
WellyBlues wrote:If Korina is so bad how come Reverend only use Korina? Genuinely interested, not stirring. And of course Gibson and others use it occasionally. I would have thought by the comments that it would be too difficult to use for a mass production line situation.


I would assume mass production and machining practices makes it easier to work with. And if you're willing to spray a bucket load of grain filler onto it then it works.... but there goes any tone wood argument, its all grain filled ;)
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BY GrantB
#851508
WellyBlues wrote:If Korina is so bad how come Reverend only use Korina? Genuinely interested, not stirring. And of course Gibson and others use it occasionally. I would have thought by the comments that it would be too difficult to use for a mass production line situation.


I know it has a reputation for being difficult even for Gibson but to be fair, I’ve not had many issues. Splintering is a real risk if you have blunt tools. I just paid very close attention to what I was doing and the hard work was all done.

I guess too, those companies aren’t making their guitars in a garage mainly reserved for motorcycles and kids projects...meaning they’re set up for such things.
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BY GrantB
#851509
kdawg2a wrote:I voted for oly white but that (let's be honest, it's pretty much fiesta red) capri orange looks really good.

Lol...the tinted clear is yet to happen.
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BY kdawg2a
#851511
GrantB wrote:https://instagram.com/p/B8DfuVrHY3k/

Better pic

I'm standing by my passive/aggresive comment.
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BY GrantB
#851514
kdawg2a wrote:I voted for oly white but that (let's be honest, it's pretty much fiesta red) capri orange looks really good.


Oh yeah, not Capri orange...mixed with white and a tint for Coral.

Question - any experience with shellac as a sealer? Found the grain fill had issues with it.
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BY Bg
#851515
I've always used shellac, what grain filler did you use?
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BY GrantB
#851516
Bg wrote:I've always used shellac, what grain filler did you use?

StewMac water based. Kinda didn’t stay in the pores. Like the shellac was silicone....had to sand it back a bit to get grip.
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BY Bg
#851520
I generraly just use wood filler mixed with water, odd
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BY kdawg2a
#851521
GrantB wrote:
kdawg2a wrote:I voted for oly white but that (let's be honest, it's pretty much fiesta red) capri orange looks really good.


Oh yeah, not Capri orange...mixed with white and a tint for Coral.

Question - any experience with shellac as a sealer? Found the grain fill had issues with it.

For filling grain on mahogany I found a small mix of linseed oil and thinners (3/4 to 1/4) put onto the sandpaper (1000 grit or less) rubs the wood into a paste and then fills the grain. The bonus of this vs a bought grain filler is the colour will perfectly match. Not much of an issue if the paints going to be a solid colour but it does produce a glassy finish. Korina is a different beast, I haven't worked with it but i'd imagine it might work in a similar way. Being so fragile would mean you'd have to be pretty careful not to sand too deep!
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BY GrantB
#851523
I've lied to my family ..."its for someone else..."
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BY bender
#851534
StrummersOfThunder wrote:Never thought I'd feel this way about a strat. So turned on...
How am I going to tell my family I'm strat curious ?


Busted.











(But I’m with you on this one)
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BY Bg
#851537
Meh, strats are cool again...