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by Jean-Philippe regnard
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: tru oil on neck - rough spot!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

Re: tru oil on neck - rough spot!!

hi, I just went through a shot of steel wool 0000 and the sensation of roughness is gone. It may have finally happened when I wiped out the excess of tru oil during the last coat. Otherwise, I reassure everyone, I did not have the intension to stop at 2 layers. At least 4. I will evaluate at this mo...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: tru oil on neck - rough spot!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

tru oil on neck - rough spot!!

Hi, I'm finishing with tru oil an unfinished maple neck and after two coat i find a rough spot, just at the base of the headstock (rear side of the neck). I will feel it when i'll play, it's pretty sure. Before to apply tru oil, i sanded all the neck with 400 grit but i'm affraid that i didn't do it...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

Re: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard

Perfect,
i just wanted to know if with on quart of EM6000 i was able to make one guitar.
So i got my answer.
Thanks
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

Re: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard

For the fretboard, i think i'm gonns try the SuperClear 9000 WB Polyurethane by Emyech.
In addition, it's a non-yellowing laquer.
I just asking me where a make the junction between the two finis (tru oil / laquer)?
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

Re: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard

I have used and continue to use EM 6000 extensively. It’s soft. I buff and polish it by hand. I would not recommend it for the fingerboard. Target Coatings sells a crosslinker for it that may make it tougher, but I have no experience with that. A couple of decades ago, I was under the impression th...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

Re: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard

What a chance!! It's the same lacquer that i'll use for the solid body (EM6000). It will be useful for me to use it for the fretboard. However, EM6000 is an acrylic lacquer, i don't know if it's a hard when dry. Does anybody used it for neck, especially fretboard, and have an experience with it? Bri...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

Re: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard

Ok, so there is two groups here; those who say that the tru oil protects the maple fretboard from stain and those who say no. I made some additional research and it seems that if i want to keep my maple fretboard, i have to maintain it by cleaning up. That's pretty logical. It seems that maple fretb...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

Re: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard

ok, so i guess that it means that tru oil is a bad idea for the maple fretboard.
is it right?
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard
Replies: 15
Views: 5033

maple neck - use different finishing for neck and fretboard

Hi, I’m building my first own guitar and I bought an unfinished maple guitar neck (neck and fretboard). To finish it, I would like to use tru oil. However, maple fretboard needs to be protected by an waterproof layer to avoid dirty stain on the wood. Tru oil is not a real oil because it became hard ...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lacquer available in canada
Replies: 10
Views: 2992

Lacquer available in canada

Hi everybody, I'm from Canada and i'm finishing my first electric guitar (hope that it's not the last!!!). I looking for a satin or semi gloss lacquer for my guitar solid body. However, since it's my first guitar, I don't have all the material to make one completely. I will equip myself gradually wi...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Lacquer available in hardware store
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Lacquer available in hardware store

Hi everybody, I'm from Canada and i'm finishing my first electric guitar (hope that it's not the last!!!). I looking for a satin or semi gloss lacquer for my guitar solid body. However, since it's my first guitar, I don't have all the material to make one completely. I will equip myself gradually wi...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: neck installation - drilling holes
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

neck installation - drilling holes

Hi everybody, i'm building my own electric guitar. I have some questions about neck installation, especialy for the drilling. 1- for the solid body, i have to drill the holes larger than the screws but how many? 2- for the neck it's the inverse, i have to drill holes (to avoid wood rupture) smaller ...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: fretboard neck finish
Replies: 7
Views: 2148

fretboard neck finish

Hi everybody, I have two unfinished necks; one maple neck with rosewood fretboard and one maple neck with maple fretboard. First, I made some research on the internet to get some information on the neck finishing and for the fretboard this is not clear. For the neck, it’s pretty well documented. To ...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finishing a electric guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 3523

Re: finishing a electric guitar

Oups, sorry, i forgot to say that i'm looking for something mat, not gloss.
In addition, i'm looking for something in spray can. I don't have a spray gun.
This is my first guitar so i don't have the full equipment such as a professionnal.
So I have to deal with what is accessible to beginners.
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finishing a electric guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 3523

Re: finishing a electric guitar

Ok, so i what to use a mat lacquer in the end, clear to keep the colors obtain by the dye,. It must stay clear with the time. I search for this and there is a lot of lacquer. I guess that some of them are better than the others. Do you have a suggestion on a particular lacquer which is perfect to do...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finishing a electric guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 3523

Re: finishing a electric guitar

I'm not sure to use tru-oil at the end
I heard that the result is a little yellow and it go worse with time.
With the blue, it will turn to green. Not sure that i want that.
I think that i'm obliged to go thit a lacquer.
Which is the best: nitro or polyurethane (or polyester)?
Thanks a lot
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finishing a electric guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 3523

Re: finishing a electric guitar

I agree with you, I kept my scraps wood but I have really few I have few attempts before to go. Concerning pore wood filling, i saw on the instructions of a wood pore fillers that it's applied before to stain. Others say that it's possible to do it before or after the stain. I guess that the effet i...
by Jean-Philippe regnard
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: finishing a electric guitar
Replies: 16
Views: 3523

finishing a electric guitar

Hi, I’m building my own guitar and I’m ready for the finish of the guitar body. I want a body stained blue but with natural wood grain visible (it’s in swamp ash). Find here some pictures for examples. I have made some research but I didn’t find exactly what I expected. So I want to have some confir...