After more than a year, I can’t believe this is actually done! I’ve got a fully assembled KAOSS Pad guitar, that began life as a cheesy Fender Telecaster knock-off, which was acquired through a Craigslist trade. At this point, assembly
Alright. This post has been more than a year in the making. Today, I’ll cover how I installed the KAOSS Pad touchscreen controller in the body of the guitar. This is one of the last steps of the final assembly!
So I’ve finally reached the moment of truth; it’s time to implement and test my KAOSS Pad touchpad installation design theory. I’ve actually been putting this off, as I didn’t feel like dealing with any catastrophic failures in design methodology,
Last time, we started final assembly of the KAOSS Pad Guitar modification. Today, I’m going to be covering the pickup wiring and assembly. For this assembly, I purchased two new pickups, a hot chrome plated neck pickup, and a single
* Note – Since I had last posted about the guitar drying, I decided to completely strip the body and start from scratch for a variety of reasons. The main reason, is that I had piled on SO many layers
I keep mentioning that I am “working to dry the guitar’s lacquer finish”, so that I can finally complete this thing. Now you may be wondering “how the hell do you ‘work to dry’ a lacquer finish”? Well let me
Since I am heading towards the finish line on this project, I figured I had better start tying up all of the loose ends, before it’s too late. And by too late, I mean before the project comes to a
So there I was, with nothing but a stained, bare wood, guitar headstock. So I fired up Google and began my quest to figure out how to get a professional looking logo on this headstock. After a little research, I
Here I am, knee deep in helping the drying process along for the guitar body finish, and I had nearly forgotten that I needed to do something about the ugly “Johnson” headstock! After about 5 minutes of deliberation, I decided
I feel it would be irresponsible of me to not clarify the process of painting the guitar body. While many, much more in-depth, tutorials exist on this topic, I should make you aware that I really short changed the process.