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Re: Couple of Jack Casady questions!
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2017, 02:12:39 PM »
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Re: Couple of Jack Casady questions!
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2017, 01:14:50 AM »
Alright, rushed these photos on my phone this morning:

The good:



The not so good:



So, still a wee bit of work to do. The issues at the moment are:

1) That dark bit on the back! As a result of using a heat gun I had a wee bit of the back de-laminate, and a bubble formed accordingly. The standard procedure here is to cut a line in the bubble and press glue into the void, then clamp and let it dry. I've done this but I had to put down a few small holes to get the glue in. I've lost a couple of bits of finish here, so I've filled with a contrasting rosewood dust/glue filler. It will leave an obvious mark (all of an inch long), but I want it to be visible as it has a story behind it. Stupid as it is.

2) The back of the treble horn. Argh! There was no sanding sealer here for some reason. The black finish was in the pores of the wood. They deftly sanded through the sealer coat in the factory then sprayed the finish anyway. I'm building up the area here with superglue as a new sealer, and will have to level it out.

3) The treble horn is a bugger to work in, and the finish is thickest in here for some reason.

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Re: Couple of Jack Casady questions!
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2017, 03:03:14 AM »
I think i like the look with the natural sides.
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Re: Couple of Jack Casady questions!
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2017, 03:21:23 AM »
I can understand why they used that block for the lower horn. Bending the sides in such a sharp corner is  quite tricky. Chances are the wood will break if you don't take enough time.
Using the block saves a lot of time and lowers the risk.
The thick finish build up and lack of sanding sealer maybe has to do with their goal to hide the difference between the block and the rest of the sides.

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Re: Couple of Jack Casady questions!
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2017, 07:05:05 PM »
I think i like the look with the natural sides.

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Re: Couple of Jack Casady questions!
« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2017, 09:43:50 AM »
The lower horn is the same as the early Gibson design.  Its actually an extension of the mahogany block that the neck is set in to.



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Re: Couple of Jack Casady questions!
« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2017, 01:11:56 PM »
It is nice of them to preserve a period feature like that!

I'm not getting anywhere with working with the sanding sealer, so I'm going to have to do a full strip to get down to the actual wood. The sanding sealer is annoying to try and work with, as it is thick, hard but sort of oddly brittle quality as well. I've stripped a few solid bodies, and this Fullerplast-style filler is a pig to work with.

I wish acetone would simply wash this stuff away, but it looks like I'm going to need a wee sander and lot of patience.