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Homage to Frank and Baby Snakes

tonar8353

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I have a customer that sent me this really cool SG that is a nod to Frank's Baby Snakes SG for finishing. I know it is not standard SG fare with it's Redwood back and fancy Walnut top but it sure is going to be a beauty. I'm interested in what your thoughts are for a great set of pickups for it.
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ourmaninthenorth

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No idea what pickups your customer wants, but that certainly is a beautiful guitar. Love the chamfer on the top bout, seen that on some really expensive acoustics. May I ask you for a picture of the neck joint at the "heel" ?

Can you perhaps tell us how you're going to finish it? nitro? oil?

Thanks for posting. :salude
 

WBailey

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What type of redwood ? Super light ?

Is the maple spacer also 1 piece solid ?

With a burl walnut cap, this is an interesting combination.

Have you used this before ?

Thanks in advance if we can see some more pics. :salude

As for pickups, just for me, ThroBak Pro-90 :couch
 

tonar8353

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The weight is 5.12 according to the UPS scale it was weighed on today. As far has the type of redwood I am not sure but I want to find out because it is really beautiful. The maple spacer is one piece as you can see in the picture of the neck joint. I have finished a bunch of guitars and have never had my hands on one like this so I'm really loving it. I usually do vintage style nitrocellulose lacquer finishes but on this one it is going to get polish sanded with 2000 grit wet/dry, then it will get a treatment of boiled linseed oil along with more 2000 grit sanding and a final polish on the arbor with white wax. Here is a picture of the neck, neck joint and a better picture of the inlay of Frank.
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tonar8353

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Here it is after being polished with 2000 grit wet/dry, two coats of boiled oil and a round on the polishing arbor. I tend to be more of a traditional guy when it comes to tone woods but this sure is beautiful.
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