From GuitarAttack: -- Very cool color and a Bigsby! Wow!
Once the kit came (which seemed to take forever!!!!), I began by scuffing up the body and spraying a silver Dupli-Color base coat on the body. While that was drying, I stripped the neck with steel wool pads of varying coarseness. I wet sanded the base coat on the body with 1600 grit sandpaper and topped off with 4 coats of Dupli-Color blue metal speck paint.
I wet sanded with 1600 grit paper between coats and final wet sanded with
I stripped the neck completely, and I trimmed the headstock to the traditional T-Style shape. Then, I applied Formsbys tung oil over the whole neck and headstock. I bought a white pearloid pickgaurd blank from Stew-Mac as well and cut and shaped my own pickgaurd.
As far as mounting everything, everything lined up like a dream, I barely had to trim the nut down at all to get some great action out of it. I masked off the neck pocket before painting so I wouldn't have to worry about an ill fit after painting.
The tremolo went on
pretty easily -- just a little lining up and the screws went right into that
basswood body. I kept all the wiring and electronics the same for now, but
will be changing it all out soon. I'm also waiting for a custom
sticker to come in the mail for the headstock but for the most part, its all