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  • #16
    Keep in mind, the purple heart will be denser and heavier than swamp ash, so be careful picking tuners so it doesn't become neck-heavy.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ItsaBass View Post
      I would contact Marty Bell...
      I actually just reached out to him myself. If Warmoth won't do a transparent neon green finish, I believe Marty will!

      His work looks amazing, BTW

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Masta' C View Post

        I actually just reached out to him myself. If Warmoth won't do a transparent neon green finish, I believe Marty will!

        His work looks amazing, BTW
        Yeah, I agree. I have not reached out to Marty yet, but I will if Warmoth says no.
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        • #19
          Marty got back to me. He said that Warmoth's "trans neon green" is not really a true "neon" finish, being a little darker in person than it appears in well-lit photos, but he can duplicate that transparent bright green color easily. From what I understood, doing a satin version of that finish is also possible.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Masta' C View Post
            Marty got back to me. He said that Warmoth's "trans neon green" is not really a true "neon" finish, being a little darker in person than it appears in well-lit photos, but he can duplicate that transparent bright green color easily. From what I understood, doing a satin version of that finish is also possible.
            Awesome! I am going to PM you to discuss his quote. I am sure he does not want us discussing quotes publicly, not to mention every body is going to require a unique estimate.
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            • #21
              I finally contacted Marty Bell. This may happen yet. I have not decided on pickups yet, but I will get there. I am tempted to go with a CS 78 set now... they do usually sound good in other bright guitars and I want this green one to sing.
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              • #22
                I have decided I will go with a Custom Shop 78 pickup set for this build. It will be a chambered swamp ash Regal body with a quilted maple top (I would prefer a swamp ash top, but I found a quilted maple option I like) hopefully finished by Marty Bell (I have yet to discuss it with him, but that is the plan). Transparent neon green dye on the top with transparent neon green for the swamp ash back as well. Purpleheart neck, 24.75" scale, glow in the dark skull and crossbone inlay. Custom shop 78 set with 4-conductor for push/push volume pots. Thanks for all the help everyone! I can't wait to see this one come together...

                I will try to get in touch with Warmoth to request a purpleheart neck and fretboard that will look quite purple next to such a bright green body. Maybe they will throw me a bone, but if not, at least I tried
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                • #23
                  Good call on the finisher. Many Bell, IME, is among the very best you can get for a urethane paint job.
                  Originally posted by LesStrat
                  Yogi Berra was correct.
                  Originally posted by JOLLY
                  I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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                  • #24
                    SnakeAces and I are after similar colors for our projects. We both want bright, transparent greens with grain showing. Here are some samples we both like so far, one in Trans Neon Green Satin from Warmoth and the other from a newer Ibanez RG5220M. I really like the grain contrast of the Ibanez best.

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                    Last edited by Masta' C; 08-08-2020, 09:00 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Indeed, I really want this green to pop. Very bright. I want to look at this guitar and feel like it is something from a comic book!
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                      • #26
                        You guys should really do some experimenting with wood bleaching, as I mentioned a few pages ago.

                        There isn't a ton more lightness to be achieved with freshly surfaced ash...but you can get SOME.
                        Originally posted by LesStrat
                        Yogi Berra was correct.
                        Originally posted by JOLLY
                        I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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                        • #27
                          I missed the bleaching part. I'll have to go back and look

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Masta' C View Post
                            I missed the bleaching part. I'll have to go back and look
                            I didn't say much about it – just to look into it. It takes some practice, but I believe that it might have great utility for achieving brighter and more chromatically pure translucent finishes.
                            Originally posted by LesStrat
                            Yogi Berra was correct.
                            Originally posted by JOLLY
                            I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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                            • #29
                              Here is a very brief introductory article on bleaching: https://www.woodmagazine.com/materia...th-wood-bleach.
                              Originally posted by LesStrat
                              Yogi Berra was correct.
                              Originally posted by JOLLY
                              I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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                              • #30
                                I didn't know about wood bleaching. I really like the results on those dark woods, which might make it easier to pick a body or neck wood for the tone and not discount it because the wood is visually too dark. Neat idea.
                                Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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