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Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by BrianB, Nov 18, 2013.
I really enjoyed this post. Good work on the refin
You have done a fantastic job of that.
Excellent job! Goes to show how important preparation and patience are in getting a good result.
Will this rattle can Nitro start to check as the curing process carries on?
amazing refinish, you made that into something to be really proud of. Love it.
I've been meaning to get back to this and reply to you folks...I just haven't been able to put her down long enough...LOL
Thanks! I still pause for a minute when I open the case...the "Holy crap! That's MINE?!?" hasn't worn off yet.
Thanks! I was a bit worried I was gonna clown it up. Glad I didn't (no disrespect to those who like 'em... ).
Thanks! I do. I mentioned a while back that I needed to change the strings and oil the fretboard. I *finally* did....about a week ago. LOL
Wait...you can buy 'em?? LOL. It was a great learning experience..glad I did it. Thanks!
Thanks Matt! A friend of mine who's had a local cover band for some 25 years or so had a chance to play it when it was complete, and he said it was the best sounding LP he'd ever played.
Considering it's still got the stock pups in it....I'm guessing the harness has a bit to do with that. Thanks again!
Thanks man! I do too. I think if they did, they'd sell a ton of them...but I think they'd be afraid it'd cut into sales of the Standards.
I'm not sure about checking, but it doesn't seem that it will fade. The test board I put in a sunny window for a month straight didn't fade at all. Time will tell on checking.
Thanks! I am. And I do.
Thanks for all the kind words folks!!
When I restrung it a week or so ago, I put my usual 9's on, but decided to give top wrapping a try again. I put the Gibson stopbar back on, as if it gets scratched up from top wrapping, I'm not as concerned (it's already a bit pitted anyway). I tried it with 11's...wasn't a fan. Like it better with the 9's. Stays in tune and plays like butter. Love it.
All I can say is WOW...simply amazing.
Thank you for bringing me along on this journey sir
Popped in from the other 92 studio thread, glad you linked!
Do0d, you rock!!
Killer job you did transforming one of the great years' studios into your own interpretation of a '58 burst!
Great transformation and great thread!!
How has the guitar faired; weather checking, fading etc?
I myself would like to know how well stewmacs laquers age.
Yeah spill the beans already.
I used them before The stew mac nitro has a lot of plasterizers in it so it will check but nothing like a vintage guitar. I was disappointed with it only because i contacted stew mac first and they made it sound like it was a vintage formula, Its not.. Let me add the reds are very hard to fade also.
I used the Rothko & Frost lacquer recently on a similar but less extensive project and that one is supposed to have very little plasticisers in it. (http://www.rothkoandfrost.com/nitrocellulose-lacquer-clear-nitro-uk/)
And to think I've been waiting to see the Fender amp repair when this is done!!!
Looks Great Brian! Amazingly so!
That right here looks brilliant - loving that vintage amber, I can almost see a hint of green in it
I understand you're moving on to the full burst - but have to say when I saw the above pic I thought I could feel drool coming out the side of my mouth!
Amp is done. I've yet to upload the pics to create the thread though. Been sick since mid-last week...lovely summer cold. Last night was the first night in days I felt anything remotely normal.
It's coming...I'll shoot ya a PM when it goes up.
Thanks for the kind words.
I haven't even tried to get the finish to check or fade. I put a few good scratches on the back one night with my belt buckle, but that's the only "aging" it's gotten. I still have the test board I used when getting ready to paint...it hasn't faded either. Granted, it was a piece of scrap pine and it just got light coats of the colors (no clears) to test with, but it's lived in my garage since 2014, and has seen temp extremes from winter and summer. It hasn't changed a bit. I'd say its a pretty durable finish, but then, I've kind of been babying it.
It still looks quite the same as it did in the pics here from '14. The only change since then was I broke down and got the "historic" TRC from Gibson.
How are the tonez now?
Wonderful. I really like what you've done.
Oh hell yeah. Ever since I put the historic TRC on, the ol' Studio thinks I'm JoeB, not BrianB....