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I picked up a Duo Sonic body.
 
This is how it was before the owner had work done on it.
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Repaired.
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Above is how it came to me with a red tortoise guard, pickups, switches, and bridge. I need to get a control plate, jack, and knobs still.
 
The first thing I did is sand more paint off. I planed on painting over the finish and using it as primer but that yellow paint was peeling off like dead skin, so it had to go.
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IMG_3708 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
 
This is what was under there.
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IMG_3709 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
 
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I left some white around the horns and on the side because it was smooth and no flaking off. Here it is with it's neck.
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IMG_3712 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
 
Since I am going to seal and spray anyways and the holes on the guard didn't match 100%, I just figured I would fill those and drill fresh ones once the painting is finished.
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IMG_3713 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
 
Once dry, I will cut them flush and lightly sand them flat before I work on sealing.
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IMG_3714 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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All wetsanded, polished, and assembled! Just need strings! I am very pleased with how it turned out. :) The color combo turned out great also!

 

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Kind of pissed. Got strings on and realized the saddles barely go high enough to get off the neck. It is like the bridge is sitting too low. I got them high enough, but they won't intonate right. Looks like I need to buy longer intonation screws. There goes a good set of strings...

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All done. I was able to intonate it, but the saddles maxed have action that is really low. (Almost buzzing.) Sadly that means this will be wall art, but it was still a fun run. I can't really do much more for it without having the bridge higher.

 

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IMG_4999 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_5001 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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I decided to suck it up. I went in the garage and got a piece of wood, cut it to the shape of the plate, shaved it down a little, painted it black, and now I have this.

 

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IMG_5003 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

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IMG_5005 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

 

Kind of looks like a floating bridge now. I didn't have a full set of strings, so I used a couple scrap ones to check the height until I can go tomorrow to get some more strings. As you can see from the picture below, I should be able to get the action high enough for my liking. :)

 

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IMG_5006 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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