#MGS2Build - Oxidation!

#MGS2Build - Oxidation!

This is an update I've been really excited to see and share with you. If you've been following the #MGS2Build updates, you'll remember that Florian and myself decided on an oxidized finish for the walnut body and neck. Oxidation you ask?! A more recognizable example of oxidation if you're not already familiar of course! is that of rusting. We're not here for a school lesson, so simply put, Iron combining with Oxygen, forming 'rust'. Wood oxidation is commonly used to give a worn, patina'd or old look, but it can also be used to greatly darken the grain colour, and can be achieved with a vinegar and steel wool mixture applied to the surface. We've seen this technique/finish used many times on Millimetric necks predominantly, but Florian was very keen on trying it on a matched body and neck and who was I to say otherwise when it looks this good?!

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The last update saw the body shaped out, which leads to sanding and a hint at how this is going to look in the end. Here's a couple of photos Florian sent over showing the wet sanding process, raising the grain to flatten it for a beautiful finish. The walnut body looks stunning! This is going to be oxidized, so I cannot wait for that lovely walnut to turn black, it's going to have so much character.

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There has been increasing interest in Millimetric Instruments in the UK. Florian's social media accounts are rife with insights into his work, and incredible final product photography that has a lot of people intrigued on how these instruments feel to play. I can speak first hand when I say I've never played an electric guitar that feels quite like Florian's designs, and I cannot wait to get them into the hands of more UK guitar players interested in finding this out for themselves. With their striking design and stunning build quality causing a stir among the community here already, physically having a demo model for you to try was a must have as far as myself and Florian were concerned and the time has come for that to happen. As announced a few months ago, we're the UK representative for Millimetric Instruments and for those keen to get their hands on what and see what the fuss is about, they will be happy to hear Florian has begun working on the UK demonstration model!

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