Body Waxed and First String Up

I realized I don’t have a place holder nut so I made a little block of ebony do the trick for now. I’ve been waiting for a full string up to hear the resonance and character of the guitar and I am completely happy.

The tuners are now installed and the screws in the back went in without needing pilot holes. I’m going to order a thicker baseplate because it’ll be easier to clear the frets. This works but I’ll get an additional 0.11 in clearance vs 0.06 from the guitar surface with this base.

Check it out!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Peter Brown says:

    The wax finish looks great Alex. And infinitely repairable too!

    1. purelojik says:

      thanks peter!! ive always done samples of this but this is the first time im actually doing an oil and wax finish for an entire guitar. I LOVE the look and feel of it. I also love the fact that its gonna wear faster than a lacqered guitar. it’ll give this guitar so much more mojo. my buddy ryan’s gonna love this one

  2. Just found your write ups and I love the tips! Wood choice on this matches so well too!!!

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