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Dare I say it.. Thunder From Down Under..

From Ian in Australia, simply beautiful 

Hi Phil.

The kit you sent me was first rate. Precision is an apt description. The photos show:

1. Neck and body out of the box.

2. Ready for gluing – edges rounded, control cavity routed and control holes drilled.

This is a very nice piece of mahogany with some figure in the grain, so a clear finish was the only way to go.

I wanted the polished timber look and feel. Preparation was to fine sand to 2000 grit, no filler, then 3 coats of Organoil (a tung oil blend from Byron Bay in Australia), fine sanded between each coat, then finally polished and buffed.

3, 4, 5. Oiled and polished.

6. Fitted and ready to go – love it 🙂

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Another Phil’s Natural and Naked (the guitar, not him)

This is a cool, cool guitar. As the headline says Natural and Naked. Not only is the mahogany we use fantastic tonewood,  but also just such a beautiful looking wood too. Here is one of our who-digs-the-wood-grain-like-we-do. Simply shows it off.


“A few pictures of the recently finished Junior. It doesn’t get much more basic than this…slab o’ wood, neck, and one pickup. She is built to JAM!
I really dug the grain, so I decided to just do a tung oil type finish…very happy with results. TonePros bridge, GREAT P90 from Mick Brierley, Tusq nut, and TonePros Kluson tuners. NO PICKGUARD…don’t want to cover up the grain.

Cheers, Phil”