Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shellacing tweed

I'm building a clone of a 5e5a pro right now for an old friend who has gone on to bigger and better things .
I was working tonight and realized that my tweed finishing process has evolved fairly radically over the years and it is now almost a science. The process is too long and convoluted to type out and probably takes more time than it should to remain financially feasible but, it's something i enjoy and money's not everything, right ? :)
I'll be posting pictures of each coat as i go along so you can sort of see how it works.
coat 1 :



coat 2:


coats 3 and 4 :





















and then here we are at our final color:















This took upwards of 7 coats (with inbetween steel wool treatment)But the results were fantastic and the new owner is overjoyed with his new amp.

3 comments:

  1. I think I own this amp, now. Unless you built more than one.

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    1. That's awesome patrick. that is one fantastic sounding amp.
      play it in good health and don't hesitate to contact me if you ever need anything.

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  2. Thanks. I've used it several times in Oklahoma and Texas and always get asked about it. I can't get over how loud it is.
    Cheers.

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