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ColuMn Shop of hard knocks
where I peeled off the plastic sheeting and
removed the press plate to reveal the top.
After carefully lifting off the metal top,
I flipped it over to reveal a beautifully
rendered alligator pattern! I rinsed the
top thoroughly before pulling the
pinstriping borders.
8) You can feel the ridges of the alligator skin. I applied several coats of
automotive-grade clear enamel, which
should prevent rust and preserve the
design. There's a uniqueness in the
way the solution affects the top in a
random manner; I could do this to
20 tops and each would be slightly
different. Plus, various metals - brass,
copper, stainless steel, titanium - can
be used with differing solutions to
create amazing designs.

8

Will Kelly is a guitarist, repairman, and
the author of How to Build Electric Guitars. He
operates Hard Knocks Guitars in Cary, North
Carolina, where he has played host to countless
artists, instruments and amplifiers. You can contact
him at WillKelly@nc.rr.com.

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