Astrocaster 2

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by beerbelly, Mar 21, 2021.

  1. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier Talk Member ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

    Looking good!

    You know, I wouldn't object to daily pictures of it curing. That is a pretty guitar!
     
  2. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    Back at it after about 4-1/2 weeks. Wet sanded 800 to 2000 today, and the shine is coming up:

    sanded 2000.jpg
     
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  3. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

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    So Kooooooooool !

    A look like no other and a cool color as well .
    Puts me in mind of a Mopar green Cuda :D

    Bravo ;)
     
  4. Hadronic Spin

    Hadronic Spin J Squier, Esquier Gold Supporting Member

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  5. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    Just finished wet sanding the neck and sanding the lacquer off the frets. I'm going to polish the front of the headstock & the fretboard, but leave the back sanded to 1500. Polishing starts this weekend.

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  6. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Squier Talker

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  7. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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  8. beerbelly

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  9. beerbelly

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  10. kniah

    kniah Squier-Meister

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    Love how this guitar has so many design elements cohesively tied together. Well done!
     
  11. SoCalJim

    SoCalJim Squier-Nut

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    Fantastic job, beerbelly!
     
  12. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    2 steps forward....
    After polishing the body, I found a few minor flaws that I just couldn't "un-see", like some pinholes and wavy spots. So I'm wet-sanding again with 1500 and shooting another color coat, then more clear coats. See you again in 4 weeks.
     
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  13. Shreddergirl

    Shreddergirl Squier Talker

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    Love the color its so 80's fab!!! ;)
     
  14. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Squier Talker

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    ... and that's why I don't do stuff like this. I simply don't have the patience to do it the right way. Kudos to you for doing it right.
     
  15. wraub

    wraub Squier-Meister

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    Do you know where the buyer is?
    Could you buy it back?

     
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  16. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    I don't know where the buyer is; once you take down an ad on CL, there's no way to contact each other. But selling it gave me the funds and the opportunity to refine the design and build another one.
     
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  17. Eddd

    Eddd Squier-Nut

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    I want one.it looks like George Jetson would play one.
     
  18. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    Got several more clear coats on today in my crazy patio spray booth:

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