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Technique...sort of

Discussion in 'Theory and Technique' started by old and tryin, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. WhiskyJack1977

    WhiskyJack1977

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    Maybe it is a left handed thing to procrastinate and take forever to make decisions. LOL. I am just getting serious about putting together a lefty tele kit i got back in 2016!!!! how sad is that. I may have to pick your brain for how to do this. I am still working on my finish concepts and ideas on some test pieces and scraps this week but i am hoping to get the thing going by this weekend. I am happy with that colors i have picked out i just need ot figure out a few more things for the final clears and then i think i am ready.

    Any advice or things i should know i am all ears. 25 coats seems like a lot but also not enough. I have a piece of test i think i am up to 7 coats so far of the satin and it barely feels like anything.
     
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  2. old and tryin

    old and tryin Gold Member

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    Anytime. Glad to help. The amount of coats will depend on the finish you want and the type of wood used. I had porous...so lots of coats. Also wanted a mirror shine.
     
  3. Stephenlouis

    Stephenlouis Gold Member

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    I'm left handed but play right.
     
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  4. Doug Gifford

    Doug Gifford

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    From Wikipedia: " It is estimated that between 70 and 95 percent of the world's population is right-handed." So my guess is that between 5 and 30 percent of guitar players are left-handed. One percent seems far too few.
     
  5. old and tryin

    old and tryin Gold Member

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    But in order for that to work 100% of people would have to play guitar. Out of the 100% of the people, there may only be 10% who play guitar. Then out of that 10%, how many would be left handed?
     
  6. Doug Gifford

    Doug Gifford

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    That would give you the proportion of the entire population who play guitar left handed. Doesn't seem a very useful statistic.
     
  7. old and tryin

    old and tryin Gold Member

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    Never meant to be useful, more a curiosity.
     
  8. Doug Gifford

    Doug Gifford

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    Yeah but…

    Does one percent seem plausible in your experience? I think ten percent *must* be closer.
     
  9. old and tryin

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    Hard to say. Like I said...read a stat that said 10% of 10% are lefhanded guitarists. Was more curious as to how that related to the forum here, and how accurate that stat might be. I do know that when I go to a music store the LH guitars are very limited. 30 guitars and you are lucky to find 5. Anything is plausible.
     

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