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by Jonathan Cressman
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

I'm all done now!
Thanks so much to everyone who gave me advice - it was super helpful, and I really appreciate it!
Here are some pictures of the finished product :)
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by Jonathan Cressman
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Thank for all the help everyone! I've got 7 coats on now, and am already pretty happy with how it looks, so I think I'll just apply a couple more (I'll probably stop at around 10 coats). It's already quite glossy - I don't think I really want it much glossier than it already is - so I think I will a...
by Jonathan Cressman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Hi Barry, I've applied another 2 coats today, and you were right, the cedar is looking much better. Thank you! A couple other questions: What's a rough number of coats you typically like to apply? And, when I'm done with the finishing, is there a certain amount of time I should wait before stringing...
by Jonathan Cressman
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Hi all, I was away from the guitar for a bit, but just got back into it, and applied my first coat of tru oil tonight. I had prepped all my wood by sanding to 220, and using pore filler on my mahogany neck. To apply the tru oil, I had a rag bunched up into a tight pad (I think it's called a mouse?),...
by Jonathan Cressman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Thanks everybody for all the advice! As Barry said, my neck is mahogany, and so needs to have grain filled somehow. Now, when I've looked around, I've found a number of people who seem to think that tru oil does a decent job of filling grain itself, and they don't seem to use a separate grain filler...
by Jonathan Cressman
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Great, thanks Barry, this has helped a lot!
by Jonathan Cressman
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Thanks guys, both of those posts help clear things up a lot! I've been looking around, and Tru-Oil looks like a really good option, I think that's what I'll go for! I've looked around at how people apply it, and just have a couple questions I was still confused about. Firstly, to what grit should I ...
by Jonathan Cressman
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Re: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Hi Barry, thanks for the help! Tru-oil hadn't been on my radar, I just looked it up, and it seems promising. One question about it - Someone I know had, a while back, given me the advice that whatever finish I decide on, I should stay away from any oil, because he said it it kind of "clogs" wood, ma...
by Jonathan Cressman
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Acoustic guitar Finishing advice
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

Acoustic guitar Finishing advice

Hello everyone! I am new to guitar building, am just nearing the end of my first build (a steel string acoustic), and am trying to decide how to finish it. I've done a fair bit of research, but have found many things quite confusing, and so am hoping for some guidance. I should preface that I am loo...
by Jonathan Cressman
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Advice Needed - When should I install frets onto my neck?
Replies: 18
Views: 4244

Re: Advice Needed - When should I install frets onto my neck?

Ok, I think I can take out of this that it doesn't matter too much what I do first, so I should be ok to go ahead and fret, and then shape the neck afterwards.

Thanks for all of your advice everybody - it was very helpful!
by Jonathan Cressman
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Advice Needed - When should I install frets onto my neck?
Replies: 18
Views: 4244

Re: Advice Needed - When should I install frets onto my neck?

I do it like Andy, frets before shaping. It’s easier. I do put the unshaped neck on the guitar and level the fretboard before I take it off and install the frets. That was actually another thing I was wondering about -I tried to be as careful as I could to sand perfectly evenly when I radiused the ...
by Jonathan Cressman
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Advice Needed - When should I install frets onto my neck?
Replies: 18
Views: 4244

Advice Needed - When should I install frets onto my neck?

Hello everybody, I'm new to guitar building (and this forum!), and am just getting near the end of building my first guitar (a steel string), but want some advice on finishing the neck. Currently I have all the head stock work done, and the fingerboard is glued on and radiused. My question is what s...