Drilling my H/H Jaguar body for a tremolo. Ensuring the tremolo and neck are fitted straight and true.
Prepping a two-piece, alder, "reissue" style Jaguar body - ready for spraying a candy apple red, nitro lacquer paint job
After refinishing the neck for my blonde "Mary Kaye"-type Jaguar build - I can finally tap the neck with new bolt holes, and check the neck alignment with a gold Bigsby B5 tremolo unit installed. This is already becoming a quite distinctive-looking build...
I want a polished finish for this ash Jaguar body - but I also want a super-thin nitro coat. Here's how I achieve a high gloss in just six, *(or seven) steps.
Filling a few minor "pinholes", tinting and toning the colour coat, and applying a final clear gloss lacquer topcoat on a white blonde "Mary Kaye" type nitro finish.
I've had a while to rethink my original plans for this Jaguar, and instead of a "natural", shellacked finish - I'm going to spray a "white blonde" nitro finish instead.
More essential body prep, before the enforced lay-off for my upcoming eye op. This time it's sealing and fine sanding an Ash Jaguar body.
The first stage of fine-finishing this swamp ash Jaguar body, is to apply a grain filler - followed by careful flat-sanding and burnishing
Another Jaguar project. This time - to mop up a few more spare parts, and to act as a sort of "partner" to my in-progress, Candy Apple Red, Custom US Jaguar.
My Gold-leafed, Hardtail Stratocaster is complete. It's a true "Covidcaster", and has helped sustain me through Lockdown - but I must admit - I think I did this more for the experience, than from ever actually wanting "the bling".