Filler coats are being added to seal the grain. This involves spraying, sanding, and repeating that over and over until the grain is filled and the surface is smooth. After this process is finished, the base coats for the color finish will start being applied. I’m really looking forward to that part of the process.
Shin brought my sig guitar by for me to check out. It’s still very much a work in progress, but at least I got an idea of the weight and feel and could check out the profile on the neck. As great as it looks in pictures, it was much better in person. It far exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait for it to be finished. It will hopefully be done around the end of January.
The body and neck have been sanded, filler has been applied, and they were sanded again. It’s almost time to start the finishing process. It’s gonna be gorgeous!
Shin has cut out the letters for the headstock and has started to inlay them. This is gonna look great!
The body is routed now and almost ready to start the finishing process. The pickup routs are angled slightly so that the tops of the pickups are parallel to the strings. This is the kind of attention to detail that you don’t see very often, but is typical of the amazing work done by Shin Ichikawa.
My new guitar is really starting to come together. It still needs some work on the neck and routing for the pickups, but it already looks like a guitar.