Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

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Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by HNB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:54 pm

I have always really liked Danocaster's lace stencil Jazzmaster builds. You basically use lace as a stencil when spraying like with furniture or anything else. I wanted to give it a try. I was really worried about messing up so I sent Dan a message and he was kind enough to give me some tips, as well as, put up with my dozens of progress pictures. Since I didn't know how well it would work, I didn't make a thread until now that I have it mostly done. Just needs to cure before I clear. Here are progress pictures.

First I sprayed white Krylon primer and white paint as the base and sanded it with 600 grit or so to make sure there was stuff for the Duplicolor to stick to.

Next I sprayed kind of a Gunmetal Grey Duplicolor over the white. It took two cans to get it even in color.

Then came the lace part. I bought a yard of lace from a local fabric store that had a pattern I liked. I cut that in half to have a piece for the front and one for the back.

ImageIMG_20201215_120800 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20201217_140647 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20201217_125806 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I tried to get it kind of centered and level. Not too much worry though since the body isn't like a rectangle or standard shape.

After that came a wet coat of Duplicolor Dark Toreador Red. You only let it sit for like 30 sec before lifting the lace off the body.

ImageIMG_20201217_141008 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20201217_130135 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Overall it went really well other than a spot in the forearm curve on the front where the silver paint stuck to the lace when I pulled it up showing white under it.

ImageIMG_20201217_141149 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20201217_130305 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I drop filled that with red after I sprayed the edges.

To do the edges (no joke), I put the body on a big bag of toilet paper so I could just spray the edge all the way around with it back side up and then front side up. :) It worked out super well in my opinion. Here are pictures!

ImageIMG_20201217_145524 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20201217_144114 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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Re: Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by seenoevil II » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:09 pm

That already looks so nice! But I bet it's gonna buff into something crazy nice! Where's the body from?

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Post by HNB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:29 pm

Guitar Mill :)
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Re: Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by countertext » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:44 pm

You so crazy.

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Post by HNB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:51 pm

LOL
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Re: Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by mbene085 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:32 pm

That's so cool! I never saw the danocasters so this is new to me. Makes total sense but I'd never have thought of it.

Coming along really well!

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Re: Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:34 pm

Great color combo.

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Re: Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by smjenkins » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:41 pm

That looks great! Agreed on silver and burgundy as a great color combo. Going to do a matching headstock?

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Post by HNB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:53 pm

Not sure. I was kind of inspired by the QOTSA sig Jazzy. Oxblood red is cool. This is similar red. I was going to use a lighter color but felt having a little less contrast would be more subtle. :) Danos lace finishes are super awesome. :) Trying to decide on a pickguard.
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Re: Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by marqueemoon » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:11 pm

HNB wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Trying to decide on a pickguard.
Anodized or single ply black would be my pick.

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Post by HNB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:21 pm

Thought about that or burgundy tort like the oxblood jazzy.
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Post by Singlebladepickup » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:24 pm

Anodized or tort. looks really cool

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Re: Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by HarlowTheFish » Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:55 pm

Damn dude that looks sweet!

I used to go on Reverb to sigh at pretty guitars, now I just come to HNB's threads

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Post by HNB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:12 pm

Thank you! That is really kind,
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Re: Lace Stencil Project Dano Inspired Jazzmaster

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:50 pm

This might be my favorite build of yours Chris! KILLER techniques!
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