Collectors Choice 'Sandy' '59 RI Vintage Makeover.

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  1. Jumping@shadows

    Jumping@shadows V.I.P. Member

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    I thought I'd share a recently complete project I did for a customer who got in touch through Instagram- he had a TB replica as well as a Sandy CC that while sounding good, was so plastic feeling and cheesy to look at, he rarely picked it up. He asked for a full vintage correct refin with heavy but realistic ageing with EE's Memphis Mojo Burst as the inspiration, and I was more than happy to oblige :)

    Here's as it arrived- a very orange and rather modern/BBQ looking top, with very crude relic work, with such heavy handed razor checking that the cuts actually left dark lines in the mahogany:

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    For those keen to see the punch line, here's the final result:

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    I used all aniline dyes and vintage correct methods, and a process of ageing that gives an authentic look and feel, as well as recarved the very dull and flat top and replaced the stock inlays, and with NOS wire ThroBaks which I aged the covers on, it sounds almost as good as it looks :dude:
     
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  2. ESchmidt

    ESchmidt Senior Member

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    Quite beautiful work, as always. I really like the natural random checking.
     
  3. dubster82

    dubster82 Senior Member

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    Nice!! What's your Instagram name?
     
  4. deadlyweasel

    deadlyweasel Silver Supporter

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    Wow what a difference! Looks great!
     
  5. valvetoneman

    valvetoneman Senior Member

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    Great work Yukki, I hate the look of that maple top though
     

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