Firebird build

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KickstartMyHeart
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Firebird build

Post by KickstartMyHeart » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:46 am

Gold on white looks hot :headbang .
Practice cures most tone issues.

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Post by _xxx_ » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:28 am

That logo of yours looks nice, you have some nice drawing skills as well :not

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Post by marsmountain » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:17 pm

Two clear coats applied, with light wet sanding (1500 & 2000 grit) in between. Four more coats (and sanding) to go before she is officially ready for polishing.

I installed the bridge and tail bar bushings after the 1st clear coat to avoid closing up the holes with too much build up.

I hope to have her assembled by the end of next weekend.

I'll make the cavity cover this week from a blank of gloss black pick guard material I bought off Ebay.


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1987 Kramer Baretta II
Kramer Ferrington Tele
Kramer Baretta Special (Floyd Mod)
Kramer D-212S Acoustic Electric
"Kramer" Mick Mars GGG Tele (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Mick Mars Mirror Top Tele (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Firebird (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Flying V - N2 (MarsMountain)

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Post by marsmountain » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:19 pm

After a thorough wet sanding with 1500 and 2000 grit paper, I polished her all up using the Stewmac 4 step polishing compound set:

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Now to put her all together...........
1987 Kramer Baretta II
Kramer Ferrington Tele
Kramer Baretta Special (Floyd Mod)
Kramer D-212S Acoustic Electric
"Kramer" Mick Mars GGG Tele (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Mick Mars Mirror Top Tele (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Firebird (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Flying V - N2 (MarsMountain)

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Post by sixstring » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:30 pm

:bling
But let's face it, someone buys a Kramer b/c it has a Floyd.

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marsmountain
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Post by marsmountain » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:50 pm

It was January 27th that I glued up the wood blanks and started working on this project. So it took about two and a half months to go from this:

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to this:

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So here she is in all her glory - assembled, set up and ready to rock some big hair 80's metal:

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So there it is - The Firebirdretta - Serial number 001 from MarsMountain Guitars. Thank you to everyone for sharing your expertise, suggestions and many kind words as I worked through this build. I appreciated it all very much.

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Now where is that flying V router pattern.........
1987 Kramer Baretta II
Kramer Ferrington Tele
Kramer Baretta Special (Floyd Mod)
Kramer D-212S Acoustic Electric
"Kramer" Mick Mars GGG Tele (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Mick Mars Mirror Top Tele (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Firebird (MarsMountain)
"Kramer" Flying V - N2 (MarsMountain)

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Post by Dirty D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:14 pm

OUTSTANDING!!
:headbang
SO many projects, so little time!

Classic II red Tele
a few other sweet ones!!
some lumies & Spectors
buncha projects that'll eventually get done
some that won't
Bastards:
Ed Sheeran Sig Martin, 1st ed.
Billie Joe Armstrong Gibson LP Jr, 1st year

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KickstartMyHeart
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Post by KickstartMyHeart » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:16 am

:headbang

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Practice cures most tone issues.

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Great Deals with MrWhipper, JoeyM, Del Hudson, skydive69 and Kramer Classic I :thumbs

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Post by _xxx_ » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:20 am

Wow, turned out awesome :headbang Great work!

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Post by 80sChris » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:26 pm

Great job! :thumbs

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