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04/05/2021 5:55 pm  

It’s starting to resemble a neck now. 

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04/05/2021 7:05 pm  

Lookin’ good @boo! Are you gonna use a headplate? 

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04/05/2021 8:14 pm  

Are you gonna use a headplate? 

@mattbeels What, like a cap, a veneer? Do you think I should? I was thinking of just painting it. 

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04/05/2021 9:34 pm  

Coming along nicely there @boo. 👍 

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04/05/2021 11:08 pm  

I know you’re going to paint it @boo but I was thinking that the mismatch of the grain on the headstock would seep through... but I guess that you know what you’re doing, right? 🤷🏼‍♂️ 

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04/05/2021 11:30 pm  

Now you just need a license to paint it in Vantablack


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05/05/2021 2:58 pm  

but I guess that you know what you’re doing, right? 🤷🏼‍♂️ 

@mattbeels Well, I don’t know about that. 🤣 

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05/05/2021 3:02 pm  

Now you just need a license to paint it in Vantablack

@jonhodgson I don’t think Vantablack is robust enough to use on a guitar from what I’ve read. It’s ok for household object, lamps etc that aren’t going to be constantly handled but not for an instrument. I’m waiting for a paint material that is as black as Vanta but super hard wearing, then we’ll be good to go. 🖤

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05/05/2021 3:15 pm  

@boo I think the hundreds of thousands you have to pay to get a license to use Vanta Black (not to mention that it has some very special application method) probably makes how hard wearing it is rather moot.

I think the blackest pigment in the normal sense is probably Culture Hustle's Black 3.0, but that isn't very hard wearing. You can mix it into resin apparently, but then it's not matt (but does make for a very black gloss).

So what we need is the Black 3.0 pigment but some hard wearing matt base that is compatible.

 


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05/05/2021 4:25 pm  

I think the hundreds of thousands you have to pay to get a license to use Vanta Black (not to mention that it has some very special application method) probably makes how hard wearing it is rather moot.

I think the blackest pigment in the normal sense is probably Culture Hustle's Black 3.0, but that isn't very hard wearing. You can mix it into resin apparently, but then it's not matt (but does make for a very black gloss).

So what we need is the Black 3.0 pigment but some hard wearing matt base that is compatible.

@jonhodgson True dat! 🖤

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05/05/2021 8:21 pm  

I don’t think Vantablack is robust enough to use on a guitar from what I’ve read.

@boo yeah but it’d look awesome until manhandled though 🙂

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05/05/2021 8:44 pm  

yeah but it’d look awesome until manhandled though 🙂

@tej It would look stunning, I must admit. It would be torture knowing I couldn’t play it though. 

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07/05/2021 9:59 am  

Fretboard and parts. Lovely Ebony fretboard from Mark @markbailey and I love Gotoh hardware in Cosmo Black. 

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07/05/2021 10:39 am  

Yeah or Nay? Do you think there is any reason why this material couldn’t be used to make fret marker dots? 

Bright yellow inlays don’t exist, I’ve looked everywhere and asked around. I am thinking of using these rods to use for the front of the fretboard. I may have to put one in my small lathe and reduce the size before cutting some dots from it. 

What do you think? 

Any other suggestions? 

https://www.simplyplastics.com/catalog/acrylic-rod/coloured-extruded-acrylic-rod/c-24/c-82/p-289  

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07/05/2021 10:43 am  

If you have a nice sharp saw @boo I imagine that you could use this very effectively. I might nick this idea myself one day. 

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