Refinishing Guitars Thread: Useful links, tips, guidance.

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AiRdAd wrote:Looks great. Were you happy with colour in the end?
Yes. Lot of trouble to go to just because you're not sold on a guitar's colour but it's that or hard drugs. :-)

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That's almost as polished as my helmet!
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jeremyb wrote:That's almost as polished as my helmet!
To be fair it's had less buffing. ;-)

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Looking good man! Might go surf green for my tele build when I get time between work and building decks/stairs etc :(
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Molly wrote:
jeremyb wrote:That's almost as polished as my helmet!
To be fair it's had less buffing. ;-)
You could say that about literally anything on this planet.
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That's looking great Brian! Did you jump straight from the 1000g to the 2000g then the 5000g? Then a fine polish? Did you find the scratches were gone after the 2000g? I hate trying to flatten out the finish!

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Lostininverness wrote:That's looking great Brian! Did you jump straight from the 1000g to the 2000g then the 5000g? Then a fine polish? Did you find the scratches were gone after the 2000g? I hate trying to flatten out the finish!
Yes but only because it was all I had. Presently reassembling but only until I'm satisfied it's finished shrinking in. Then I'll strip it, flatten and polish it again.

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Temporarily reassembled.
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Surf green can be such a bastard to photograph. These latest two photos actually look a bit blue!

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codedog wrote:Surf green can be such a bastard to photograph. These latest two photos actually look a bit blue!
I recall the same thing last time I did one this colour. At least when it looks blue it's a nice blue. :-)

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CS69s in that one Molly? Have you ever tried the Josefina fat 50s or 60s?
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jeremyb wrote:CS69s in that one Molly? Have you ever tried the Josefina fat 50s or 60s?
I had Josefina pickups in a Wildwood 60-somethin'. Don't recall them standing-out in any particular way TBH.

CS 69 in this one, yes. And the Kingtone switch. Also swapped-out the trem block for brass. :-)

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Molly wrote:
jeremyb wrote:CS69s in that one Molly? Have you ever tried the Josefina fat 50s or 60s?
I had Josefina pickups in a Wildwood 60-somethin'. Don't recall them standing-out in any particular way TBH.

CS 69 in this one, yes. And the Kingtone switch. Also swapped-out the trem block for brass. :-)
The 50s ones use formvar wire instead of enamel and they sound really great to me, way too spendy tho'...
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That looks awesome. Are you happy with how its turned out - looks and sounds?

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Job well done there. That aged guard sticks out a bit now against that fresh new paint job. Chuck a set of Glyns pickups in there and you'll be set!
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