My new Esquire Project

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Stefan, May 22, 2020.

  1. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    An oil dyed neck looks aged by itself, that’s one of the great advantages from this technique. Slightly discolorations and subtle dirt effects adds a real authentic used look, it‘ll never look perfect and clean. But that’s not to be confused with a lousy finish job. Oil dyeing is a lot more work :rolleyes: compared to the usual lacquer spraying. But in the end you’ll get an unbelievable smooth neck. I‘m learning about this technique more with every neck. This time I like to top the smoothness of my burnished roasted maple neck (smooth like the skin of Margot Robbie :p).
     
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  2. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    I bet those feel really nice.

    Worth the effort and learning to do this type of finish technique.

    And, it's fun during and after the project.
     
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  3. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    fROMOHIO
    Looks great! Really nice looking wood & the patina on the control plate looks particularly nice to me.

    On the neck aging I'd just let it happen naturally if it were mine.
     
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Gonna be another nice one man. Mine is still a box of parts and you'll have done two:rolleyes:
     
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  5. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    You‘ll find time and mood finally ;)
     
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  6. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Nothing wrong with that. It took me a few decades to finish my Partcaster.

    In the end, the result was just what I was after in a Tele build.
     
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  7. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    How many Esquire do you have now, Stefan ? o_O

    This is another nice one... :cool:

    A+!
     
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  8. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    None. I‘ve sold the old one because I didn‘t liked her neck :rolleyes:
    Meanwhile roundabout 40 hours work on this neck :D...but it‘ll become so beautiful and smooth. Next step is the Truoil coating. Wasn‘t easy to get a bottle in europe- sold out everywhere and they‘ve got problems to get new deliveries.
     
  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Subtile aged Fretboard: Like?

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  10. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
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  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  12. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Lookin great
     
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  13. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
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    Fretdressing and first coats Truoil...(of course not on the fretboard)
     
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  14. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    624
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Looking great and immediately thought of Joe Cabot from "Reservoir Dogs"

     
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  15. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Hardware Part 1:
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  16. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Looks like a nice parts lin up.

    Fill us in on details like finish, brand, etc
     
  17. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
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    The screws are from Callaham, also the 1950 string retainer. Can‘t remember anything about the control plate, the socket is Fender. All aged by myself (hydrochloric acid, linseed oil).
     
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  18. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Nice job and thanks
     
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  19. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Is it possible to dilute the dye, put it on your left hand (maybe with a glove), "play" a bit, then wipe it off?

    Oops, just catching up, the neck looks good!
     
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  20. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    That’s possible but what for?
    Most players prefer bare&oiled backs on necks (at least once they‘ve tried it) and never look back.
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