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Any local guitar refinishers?

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Does anyone local do guitar refinishing?

Even someone who does it as a hobby as its not an expensive guitar.

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I've never painted a guitar body, but I have sanded down a Stratocaster, past the enamel black finish to the natural wood, and finished it with a grain wax. Changed all the plastic hardware to black, so it's in the vein of a Springsteen Telecaster, but not a Telecaster obviously.

I love Natural Wood coloured guitars. Paint just ruins them :up:

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I've never painted a guitar body, but I have sanded down a Stratocaster, past the enamel black finish to the natural wood, and finished it with a grain wax. Changed all the plastic hardware to black, so it's in the vein of a Springsteen Telecaster, but not a Telecaster obviously.

I love Natural Wood coloured guitars. Paint just ruins them :up:

Thats sort of the plan with this one, although a laquer finish is what I really want, I just dont have the patience to finish the sanding, its doing my head in.

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There's a luthier in Mannofield called Ian Taylor, I don't have his number to hand but he has a poster up in Captain Tom's.

As I say, his work is very good, but slooooowwww unfortunately, he can take ages to finish stuff.

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I've made and sprayed a few guitars before. I only tend to use natural finishes as in dyed lacquer and only tend to use cellulose lacquer. I have all my spray equipment set up at work just now and will be spraying a couple of guitars once i've finished uni at the end of may. I could probably give it a blast then if that's of interest.

Here's some pictures of some of my finishes:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/clear.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/Image009.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/12str.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/12StringColoured-1.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/12StringColouredBack-2.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/Televox-1.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/Custom3.jpg

I've built all these bodies from scratch and sprayed them too. Most of the necks (apart from the hollow lezzer) are bought.

Here is a 'halfords appliance white' special too:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/Strat1.jpg

What sort of finish were you thinking? Something similar to this sort of thing?

Pete

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I've made and sprayed a few guitars before. I only tend to use natural finishes as in dyed lacquer and only tend to use cellulose lacquer. I have all my spray equipment set up at work just now and will be spraying a couple of guitars once i've finished uni at the end of may. I could probably give it a blast then if that's of interest.

Here's some pictures of some of my finishes:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/clear.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/Image009.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/12str.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/12StringColoured-1.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/12StringColouredBack-2.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/Televox-1.jpg

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/Custom3.jpg

I've built all these bodies from scratch and sprayed them too. Most of the necks (apart from the hollow lezzer) are bought.

Here is a 'halfords appliance white' special too:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o218/PeteBuchan/Strat1.jpg

What sort of finish were you thinking? Something similar to this sort of thing?

Pete

Those all look great, its a precision bass thats partly stripped and I dont have the patience or skill to finish it...I would be open to suggestions and help and yes may is cool.

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my mate painted this and her sisters fiance lacquered it. not sure if he does things like this a lot but i think she would be up for doing more guitars if anyone wants

tits

Eh....no thanks, it might be worth pointing out to them that it would take about 3 minutes to remove the neck, bridge and jack socket plate....!!! BEFORE paintingo_O

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