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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:48 pm 
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It's slowly coming together... here it is mocked up while on the bench for a flatting session...

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... one or two problems to sort out, and a lot more lacquer to be applied yet, but starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel...

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:06 am 
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8) Looks great Outstanding Job :up: :up:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:10 am 
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Very nice! :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :love:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:46 am 
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What a special cuddily guitar it is turning into... :wink:


Very nice, John! Now get yer butt over to the EF '12 feed... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey....

...hanging in the workshop getting its gazillionth coat of clear after yet more flatting....

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There's the inevitable small sandthrough, and a bloody nick in it but, at this stage, it's full steam ahead and dam the torpedoes; I just want to finish it and play it now, eh!!

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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Very nice - real good looking burst you have there!


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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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Way to go John, looking great with that slimey green!

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:00 am 
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Congrats on a very nice job. Looks far better now than when you got her. :up: :up:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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Nice, swamp things will rise again :D


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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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That's looking great,think I'm needing a swampburst now! :up: :up: :up: :up:
Joe :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:01 pm 
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I'm done for now, fellas....

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... I just finished wiring it up, plugged it in and "Whacko!!"; away she goes!! Excellent! Now we wait for the neck to settle down before she gets a serious sorting out.

When I cut it back for the final polish, I found I quite liked the semi gloss finish - fitting for a "Swamp thing" - so at the moment it's a semi gloss finish!

I'll post some more if you want with impressions of playability etc. a little later...

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Pointies!!!

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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I just went back to page 1 of this post, and looked through it all to your most recent photos. John, what a great job. You really did it buddy! :love: Looks amazing.

The before and after shots need to be side by side in your post. Wow! :eek2:

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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Finished product looks great;

Kudos!

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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8) That really looks great. Looks like new, far better than when you began. Congrats on a fine resurrection for the Swamp Urchin.

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 Post subject: Re: APII U60
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awesome... :)

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