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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby ioneater » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:16 am

Hurry. Up.

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:21 am

Sorry Bro.....virtually all the hiccups I've encountered have come from rushing things. The process is unforgiving to the impatient. :?
Soon....I expect to have it done on Monday. :stir:
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:22 am

Well I'll be.....it's a guitar. Check it out.

More pics coming soon.

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby gjacob » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:53 pm

Looks really good. I'd love to see a close up of the metallic finish.

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:00 pm

The action is just right, after some finagling with the Wilky. Those things are picky!
Couple more....
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:10 pm

Amazing work!

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby X-Mann » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:18 pm

Wow! :shock:

This looks fantastic to me & I only wish I had your skill set! :applause:

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:27 pm

Right on guys, thanks...here's a close up of the metallic.
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Re: re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby gjacob » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:53 pm

skully13a wrote:Right on guys, thanks...here's a close up of the metallic.
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That looks great, awesome job!
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby Jesus_Freak » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:22 pm

Very nice work...turned out looking great

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby ioneater » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:14 pm

Right on, dude! That close up shot showing the metallic flavoring is killer. Got to be a good feeling the first time you strum it.

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby Coda » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:53 am

Day-um!!! I LOVE that metallic sparkle purple. The mots pickguard sets it off like crazy. I wish this was a standard K/C color...

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:46 am

Roger that. I had my doubts for a while....it would look okay, then awful, then okay again. When I started polishing, it just started to shine. Loving the feel of the tung oiled neck, too. It's my first one....slick as greased glass. :wink: 8)
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:26 pm

Couple more....just because.
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I was skeptical of the soft side cases, but the thing is killer...fits the bolt like a glove and it's pretty burly.
The work is done. Now I get to play!
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby ioneater » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:32 pm

Isn't that tung oil sweet? On my first new Carvin, in 2011, I took a chance on an oiled neck, that ruined finished necks for me. Now it's a deal breaker if it's not tung oiled :wink:

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby Doctor Doug » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:19 pm

SWEEETT!! :mrgreen: :applause: :applause:
Looks great. Killer job!

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:23 am

Sunlit sparkle. ... :D
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:36 pm

So there WAS 1 uhoh in my kit....1 screwhole for the pickguard was misplaced. ...check it out.
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Right of the bridge. But my best friend in North Dakota had a tiny diamond, so I superglued That in there, thusly...
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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby ioneater » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:56 pm

Interesting....and nice fix. Diamonds are.....forever. That's committment, my friend :mrgreen: Were those pre-drilled?

For reference here's a pic of one from an 18 yr old Bolt that had a Wilky before I swapped it out for a Hipshot.

[img][img]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/ioneater/Carvin%20Guitar%20and%20Amp%20stuff/IMG_0789.jpg[/img][/IMG]

And here's one cut for a Floyd. Looks more like how yours is trimmed.

[img][img]http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/ioneater/Carvin%20Guitar%20and%20Amp%20stuff/IMG_0791.jpg[/img][/IMG]

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re: Skully's Bolt Kit Thread

Postby skully13a » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:25 pm

Yeah it was all predrilled.....maybe just the wrong pickguard, eh? :think: hmmm. I told them about it. Now I've decided I like the diamond. 8) Bonus.
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