Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:27 am

I'm inclined to build another one of these. 8) Oh yes.
Maybe a Bolt+......hmmm. :think: The possibilities..... :)
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby ioneater » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:03 am

Well, I'm glad you shared the process with us and hope you do it again! I really like the thought of building a Bolt with the youngster when he gets a little older. The finish is where I have concerns. I'm not good with paint but......his mother is! Maybe a team effort. There was a pic posted somewhere a while ago of a Bolt kit with the family's handprints all over it and it looked pretty neat.

Now if we can get Coda's kit build going...... :stir: :)

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby MichaelGA » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:48 pm

Great job on the finish! It looks amazing! How's the sound and action?

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:03 pm

This thing is slinkier than a Strat, Plays real nice. I don't mess with the Wilky much.
It's a dang good guitar. I'd recommend it to anyone. Build one, guys! You'll be glad you did. :mrgreen:
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby dach » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:18 pm

Excellent job, and it was fun to follow your trials and tribulations. Couple of questions...what caused the orange peel? and do you think the body was smooth enough to use a natural finish to let the grain show? Thanks,

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:21 am

Hi Dach....orange peel is generally caused by human error, too much paint, bad angle, improper nozzle setup, letting the thinner in the paint evaporate, that sort of thing. At least it's not too hard to fix.
As for letting the grain show, the body of the bolt had(has) some cool grain and would've looked and felt fine with a clearer finish. I'd already prepared for an opaque one, is all. :D
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:19 pm

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A bit better pic..... :wink:
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby ioneater » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:00 pm

Nice! The metallic really pops out in the sun.

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby ersgtr » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:04 pm

That bolt looks awesome. Love that purple. Makes me want to myself a kit. I want to do a bolt plus with an ash body and tung oil everything. To me that pick guard looks like it is meant for a Floyd rose. Maybe they accidentally sent you the wrong guard. Still looks tremendous. Great job. Congrats.
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:38 pm

Thanks, ersgtr. Yeah, Izzy said that, too. He offered to switch it out. Now that I've got the little diamond there I thought it would be a shame to cover it up....so I left it as is.
Love that purple shimmer, too!
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