Dominic was interested in building an electric and learning how to do a burst finish with airbrushes so he purchased a kit from Grizzly. He purchased Grizzly kit H3123 to start the project. Along the way he made some upgrades including a mother-of-toilet seat pickguard from Stewmac and a Floyd Rose locking nut.
Overall the materials in the kit were very nice. The wood was good quality and the workmanship was as well.
|Preparing the body for the application of dyes for the burst finish.|
|Mixing the dyes. Aniline dyes in alcohol were used. Our airbrushes are the Iwata Eclipse HP-BCS model. They work extremely well for our needs.|
|Spraying the initial burst layer.|
|The completed burst. The burst was built from base of golden amber and then a mix of various reds and browns for the outer layer.|
|The headstock with Floyd Rose locking nut and abalone Celtic knot.|
|Here's a detail of the Celtic knot. It was cut from abalone and then engraved with a graver and a Dremel Stylus.|
|The completed body. The finish is nitrocellulose lacquer.|
|The completed guitar. Overall it turned out very nice. Dominic thinks that it sounds and plays well.|