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Damian’s Damn Fine Tele

First off I have to say excellent quality kit, this guitar sounds amazing for a custom Tele, I couldn’t be happier with the way everything turned out.  Just a little history, Girlfriend bought me this kit for Christmas as it has been a long time dream to build my own custom guitar. I started it right before the New Year and final finish date was Feb 11, 2014. Guitar body was grain filled with timber mate black cut with water, which was a mess and a pain in the a$$ but well worth it. Once sanded back the grain really popped, and then I created a faux binding using sanding sealer before I stained the guitar. Once stained using transtint bright red and alcohol to avoid raising the grain anymore, I sanded the binding area with steel wool to remove any stain on the sealer. Finish was nitro lacquer wet sanded between coats with 600 until I got the flat level finish, and then completed the final coat with 1500/ 2000 and then 3000 all wet.  Once buffed I got
that mirror glaze finish which looked amazing, but of course trial and error, I had a few burn marks.  The neck, fingerboard and head stock were first done with Tung oil in its natural wood finish. Sanding sealer was then applied to the headstock and decals were applied. Once dried, decals were sprayed over with nitro then buffed, fret board was left natural with the Tung oil and later waxed and buffed. All gold hardware was given to her with some engraving done. Seymour Duncan neck and bridge pickups, vintage style bridge with brass saddles and vintage cream pearloid pick guard gives this guitar a look that just came out of the fifties. My first build and couldn’t be happier. As it was my girlfriend Angela who made this dream a reality, “Angela “was born when I finished her. Thanks Phil and precision for producing one of the best kits out there, if not the best kit, and in regards to that fate driven lefty strat…to be continued…very soon.
Thanks again




He used this guitar.


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