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@tv101, @norriemac

That's awesome man, how did you achieve the stripes look..the deeper stain of blue? I'm guessing here - but a sanding or scratching can force the pigments to recess deeper into the wood...which is usually AVOIDED, was there a similar technique or, maybe just letting some stain to reside longer and allowing the wipe strokes create that effect? Brother...that looks disciplined...continuity of dissimilar pattern...very kool.

Appreciate the pix...

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@tv101 

I like the recessed knobs, hadn't thought of that; might be nice even without a cap...

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Posted by: @poco7

how did you achieve the stripes look..the deeper stain of blue?

Firstly, *I* didn’t make this guitar - it’s my (very special) built-by-genius-Bailey special.

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But I’ve done similar effects on other guitars, and it’s quite easy.  The stripes effects is a natural response of the wood grain to the stain.  In some places, the grain absorbs more of the stain, in other places it takes less.  Presumably it’s whether the grain is “open” or not where it breaks the surface.

You can use the effect to create colourA over colourB effects.  Stain with colour A, then rub back.  As you rub back, you’ll see the colour is removed from some areas (closed grain) more quickly than others (open grain).  Then apply colourB.

I’ve probably got some photos of those somewhere too!

on this guitar, the “faded” effect is achieved by rubbing back the blue stain so it’s quite light (faded) in some places.

 

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Here's a Bass.

Ash body, stained black first, rubbed back, then red over the top

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I must have some pics of that one as I did it - but apparently not on this PC!

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@tv101 This looks so amazing 🤩


   
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Posted by: @tv101

Here's a Bass.

I must have some pics of that one as I did it - but apparently not on this PC!

And here they are!

Stained black, and then rubbed back

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Red over the top

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Bit more red over the top

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And then oiled & assembled

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The point really is that it can look quite rough in the early stages, but don't despair.  Keep going and it can turn out quite nicely!

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Here's another one - this from years ago - stained red then amber over the top

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And one final one.

You'll see the brown mark on the body of this one - where your arm would rest.  That's a flaw in the wood that only became visible when someone else was carving the top.  It would have been rejected by his customer, so it came my way instead!

First coat of blue stain

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Another coat of blue stain

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Probably another coat by this stage

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And then start with the oil

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These are water-based stains, so the initial coats will also raise the grain of the wood.  So, some rubbing back is necessary to re-smooth the top as you go.  But no special techniques or preparatory treatments are necessary.

And I'm quite happy with the end results.

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@tv101 

that's pretty awesome...great colors...


   
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@tv101 That is utterly stunning


   
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Yeah that looks really good @tv101. Time for your next build now 😋 😊 😎 


   
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Posted by: @norriemac

That is utterly stunning

It's a beautiful piece of Maple!  But then I often think that even plain wood without the fancy flame or quilt can also be beautiful.  I'd much rather see simple natural grain pattern of the timber than a thick plastic-paint finish suffocating a guitar.

Now, where's Boo ...

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Posted by: @koendb

Time for your next build now 😋 😊 😎 

Probably well past time!

I've got some windows to finish repairing and then paint today though 🙁

Got to get those jobs done whilst the weather is still warm and dry enough ...

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These guitars looks beautiful 😊 


   
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Hello Guys!

I am new here on this platform because this is one of the best platform for guitar knowledge.

 

   
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Hello Guys!

I am new here on this platform because this is one of the best platform for guitar knowledge.


   
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