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Sherri’s custom acoustic is finished!

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

We completed Sherri Mullen’s custom acoustic today pretty much on (revised) schedule. Everything went together well and the finish came out just as we planned. It’s always exciting to deliver a finished piece and this one is extra special for us. It’s a very special guitar because of it’s complex and intricate inlays. It’s also very special because it’s going to such dear friend of ours.





Wet Sanding on Sherri’s Acoustic

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

We started the final steps for the finish on Sherri Mullen’s custom acoustic. In this photo we’re wet sanding with 1000 grit using Paraffin Oil as a lubricant. There’s no substitute for patience and perseverance on this part. It’s really neat to see the finish starting to emerge. We can’t wait to complete the finish and see how this one sounds!



Sherri’s acoustic is almost ready to wet sand & buff.

Monday, July 7th, 2008

After the final coat of nitrocellulose lacquer is applied to a guitar body, it’s imperative that it sits for at least a week before the final wet sanding and buffing. Well, Sherri’s custom acoustic has been hanging around drying for about a week now, so we’re anxious to get to it.

We’ll probably start on it tomorrow (8-July). First it will get sanded with 1000 grit and then with 2500 grit. Before the final hand polishing, the bridge will be mounted and the electronics will be put in.

Finally, after that we’ll buff it out with a wheel and finish it up by hand.

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