Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replicas - SG-2 Finished p15/18

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - pickup cover

Post by Leviman » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:14 pm

Those are so damn cool! How much did they set you back?
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - pickup cover

Post by theworkoffire » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:35 pm

About $40 I think. Plus some shipping.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - pickup cover

Post by theworkoffire » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:28 pm

A few bits and bobs to update:

I've been sanding the pickup covers and spraying them with pretty thick coats of acrylic lacquer, which seems to be working pretty well. The colour is maybe drifting a little - I'll need to check them against the pickguard when I decide which one to go for and see if they need spraying with a colour rather than just clear.

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I eventually got round to finishing off the fret ends, terrified of running the file into the headstock lacquer.

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I experimented with a little ink-jet transfer of my new Motorik logo onto the heel of the neck before starting the lacquering. Can't show too much or it will give the game away to the oblivious recipient:

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Hopefully my headstock decal will arrive in the next day or two so I can get it on and finish all the neck spraying. So far the back and sides are pretty-much done:

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Still trying to decide on the pickguard colour. This is a WD mint at the top and parchment on the body. I've been trying to fade that mint blank in the window of my shed for over a year, which is working a bit. It was far too green when I first got it. My preference is the parchment at the moment - I'll save the green for the white SG-3. That said, I've also just ordered a couple of sheets of clear acrylic so I can experiment with spraying the backs with a metallic blue similar to the Merc's roof. Far too long on google failed to bring up any kind of suitable ready-made material, so I'll just go to Halfords and see if I can find a nice muted blue metallic rattlecan.

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Meanwhile, the vintage trem (for the white SG-3) came back from being re-chromed:

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I was a little unsure of how shiny the centre area of the main cover is (it was etched matt originally) but once I'd got it all back together it looked great. I may still look into etching it, do some tests, but the last thing I want to do is kill the finish on the outer areas. The chroming wasn't cheap.

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Lastly, the lacquer all seemed dry enough for a quick mock-up:

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - pickup cover

Post by antisymmetric » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:15 pm

theworkoffire wrote:
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Post by empyrean » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:18 pm

antisymmetric wrote: 8)
theworkoffire wrote:
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by ludobag1 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:56 am

parchment for me too ,the mint is too green :-X
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by Jaguar018 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:29 am

That looks so friggin' cool. It makes me want to travel back in time.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by Filly-Fuzz » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:40 am

brksliovrhweugfcoajiewdcn That is so fucking cooooool :? :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by Murph » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:49 am

that thing is unreal, coolest guitar i've seen in ages.

def go with the parchment guard or the sprayed blue if it works out - the mint is too green.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by croatan » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:02 am

mint should go on the white. i still say getchoo some tort for the FM gold.
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:18 pm

I love that little double-K logo.
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by theworkoffire » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:39 pm

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:I love that little double-K logo.
Cheers, Mark. I owe Yannis some thanks for checking the logo over and suggesting some tweaks to the lettering.

The decal is from Rothko & Frost, and is awesome quality.

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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by jaycemumford » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:57 pm

That looks so freaking cool! The colour chrome everything! Lucky you only have two K's in the logo, not three... KKK :wtf:
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Re: Yamaha SG-3 & SG-2 replica project builds - chrome home

Post by theworkoffire » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:18 pm

Pickguarding today.

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I tried a clear guard using some cheap acrylic but it was too brittle. I still want to give the blue a go, though, so I'll have to try to find a different material.

That said, the parchment looks lovely with the gold. I worry the blue might be a bit bananaman...

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jaycemumford wrote:That looks so freaking cool! The colour chrome everything! Lucky you only have two K's in the logo, not three... KKK
Yeah - not really the kind of cultural reference I'm shooting for. Worryingly, half of my abandoned designs came out looking like swastikas.

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