August 9, 2008

Sanded all the way to 1000 grit wet, then used Larry’s auto buffer to do the medium then fine polishing.  Essentially, the buffing looks great.  There’s still some streaks and dimples, but I think one more buff cycle will bring it down to mirror smooth.

The headstock, although, got buffed through to the wood.  Applied 9 coats of nitrocelulose to recoat.  I’ll have to let this cure for at least a week until I sand and buff.  In the meantime, I can start the fret levelling and prepping for the bridge install.