Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Destoyer Project: (1) Raw Body

It was time to expand my horizons and transition from guitar pedal projects to a full blown guitar project. I really like the look of the old Ibanez Destroyer style guitars. There is also the inspiration and homage to Ed Van Halen's early "Shark" guitar - though I don't yet have any plans to take a chainsaw to the guitar.

The project starts with a raw unfinished Perle Destoyer body. Loads of elbow grease and sandpaper are needed to make the body as smooth as possible. The photos shows the guitar with a "neck stick" and masking in preparation for the sanding sealer process. The short window of warm weather in Seattle is the time for body finishing.

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