"Shark" build

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by beerbelly, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Very very nice. I have a '67 289 in my old Correct Craft Mustang.
     
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  2. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Sonic Blue on. On another forum, someone suggested I should try to mimic the paint job on some early Corvette "Mako Shark" styling exercises. I really like the idea; how about you guys? The Sonic Blue looks like the right shade for the bottom area, and I have an airbrush to do the darker burst.

    IMG_0514.JPG Corvette Mako 1.jpg Corvette Mako 2.jpg
     
  3. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    I like that idea too but maybe not as dark. Fade to a lake placid blue.
     
  4. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-Nut

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    Can't wait to see it finished, the suspense is killing me.
     
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  5. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Jack plate finished:

    jack plate.JPG
     
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  6. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    How did you get that flush without a retaining nut ?
     
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  7. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    It's just a friction fit for the photo- it'll have a nut on it when it's done.
     
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  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    thanks for sharing your build !
     
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  9. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    I've decided to stick with my original plan, all Sonic Blue. I usually regret switching plans in midstream.
     
  10. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Need some wiring help- any pros here? The setup on this guitar is:

    (2) GFS Surf 90s
    master volume
    master tone
    LP-style 3 way toggle (Switchcraft)

    I've never wired an LP toggle, and the Surf 90s have the 3-wire Kwikplug system, so I'm all confused. Any help or some kind of diagram would be appreciated. Thanks
     
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  11. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    I did a bunch of research online, and it looks like wiring it for a Les Paul master volume & tone circuit will work. The '50s wiring supposedly maintains more clarity as you turn down the volume control.

    50s wiring, 2 P90s Switchcraft switch.jpg
     
  12. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    First of many clear coats going on:

    IMG_0540.JPG IMG_0548.JPG
     
  13. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    What clear are you using?
     
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  14. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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    Awesome, man! I really dig it! Don't get me wrong, I love the classic guitar shapes, but there aren't nearly enough completely original guitar designs out there... The world needs more, variety IS the spice, hoss...
    So not only "congrats" on an awesome successful build, but ESPECIALLY on the design! Awesome!
     
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  15. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    I always use Behlen products Triple Jim; Pore-O-Pac grain filler for porous wood, Vinyl sealer over any wood, Stringed Instrument Lacquer clear, Qualalacq reducer & retarder for clear coats. My lacquer color coats are either Stew Mac, ReRanch or a color mixed at the local auto paint store. I used to try to finish guitars with rattle cans, but decided to step up to an a gun & small oilless compressor.

    Thanks SquierTap. But it's not a successful build until it plays properly; I've had setbacks before deep into the build, like a neck reset on a glued-in neck. That one sucked!
     
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  16. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Getting ready to cut the pickguard:

    IMG_0555.JPG
     
  17. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    Sep 13, 2017
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  18. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    That is going to be SWEEEEET! I would like to order another when you are ready. ;)
     
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  19. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    NH
    The 289 is a nice engine. My Dad had a Galaxy Sport with a 289..... in your Falcon Ranchero the power to weight ratio is probably awesome to say the least.
     
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  20. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier Talker

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    Jan 30, 2013
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