Angove is the master of guitar tips and tricks. Using one of
his newest guitar kits and a handful of our products, Brad custom
builds his very own Spalted Top Les Paul Guitar from scratch. Best
of all, Brad uses no special equipment and applies products only by
hand to show how easy these products are to work with.
The custom build tutorials are great for the beginner luthiers
wanting to take the jump into this hobby but are fearful of the
required skillset they believe is needed. Watch how it's done.
Part One: Neck and Fret Work
First comes first, Brad tackles the neck and fret work. Brand
walks you through the steps needed to make sure that your guitar
after being fully assembled and finished sounds as good as it
Part Two: Gluing and Sanding
Brad moves to the next step of the gluing the neck onto the
guitar body and sanding to prep for the desired finish.
Part Three: Adding Stain Graphics
Now onto the customization of the guitar. Brad decided to take a
creative spin over the traditional by using our
Ultra Mark wood touch up markers to free hand some detailed
rose graphics to the back of the guitar body. He used three
contrasting shades of brown to add dimension to really stand out
after the finish is applied.
Step Four: Applying An Oil Finish
Behlen Naphtha, Brad wipes the guitar down to get rid of any
residual dust and prep for the application of
Behlen Tung Oil. Applying with a foam brush, Brad evenly
applies the tung oil to the build.
Last Step: Brushing on Gloss Urethane
The last step is to add some gloss using our Behlen Rockhard
Table Top Urethane Varnish to protect the guitar. Now THAT'S a
great build, Brad! To watch the guitar build from start to
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chance for us to share! See you next week.