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pickup in new guitar

Postby Hugh Anderson » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:32 pm

In building an acoustic, do I install the eq and pickup before or after lacquer?
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Re: pickup in new guitar

Postby Mark Swanson » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:37 pm

It mostly depends on what type of pickup, but for the most part that is done after the guitar is complete and it's a part of the set up. If you have to (heaven forbid) cut a huge hole in the side, handle all that structural stuff first before finishing.
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Re: pickup in new guitar

Postby Hugh Anderson » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:20 pm

Yeah, that's the kind, thanks.
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Re: pickup in new guitar

Postby Hugh Anderson » Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:48 pm

Having done it once now, I think the way to do it is to cut the hole and mount everything and then take it back out to finish. That way the finish doesn't build up and you are less likely to scrape the finish when you make the holes, etc. This is of course, wisdom from one time, not very scientific statistics.
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