Easing up the varnish?

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  1. tiedstick

    tiedstick V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Hey folks, I'm new here. Cool place.

    So I have a 2005 Epi LP Standard, HCSB. Man the varnish on this thing is THICK. Is there anyway to reduce or thin out all this varnish. Yah, I know, stupid question. I'm just a tone freak and I feel all this varnish kills the natural sound of the wood.

    Thanks for any replies.:slash:
     
  2. MIDNIGHT

    MIDNIGHT V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    hmm.. sorry i couldn't really answer your question.. :rofl: :D ill leave that to the experts :thumb: ;)

    but anyway, welcome to MLP! :cheers:

    :hippie:
     
  3. PoorMan

    PoorMan Senior Member

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    You'd have to wetsand it then re-polish it. Those Poly finshes are bulletproof and aren't fun to sand. Good luck!
     
  4. overdriver

    overdriver Banned

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    I never would bother but , some people refinish their Epis a lot of work IMO
     
  5. lp junior freak

    lp junior freak V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    hey welcome slash:thumb: sorry i cant help you there
     
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    FLICKOFLASH V.I.P. Member

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    Welcome Slash Bout time you showed up :rofl::rofl::rofl::slash:
     
  7. tiedstick

    tiedstick V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    ^Hahaha! :rofl:

    Well thanks for the warm welcome guys! So yah, as far as my Epi goes, I don't think I'm gonna be doing any work on it anytime soon. I figured its no easy fix. Plus I think I'd rather save up for a used Gibby than make a mess of my Epi. Thanks for the input!:thumb:
     
  8. GuitarGal

    GuitarGal Senior Member

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    :wave: Slash~

    Welcome here~ :rock:

    Are you the real Slash? :shock: :fingersx: :rofl:
     
  9. lifele55

    lifele55 Senior Member

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    :slash:... :shock:. . . .... :wow:
     
  10. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Yeah, either save up for the Gibson LP or...you can get an Epi LP vintage faded that has less finish on it.
     
  11. LoKi

    LoKi V.I.P. Member

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    ... or one of those Masterbuilt Epiphone Les Pauls. They are hard to find nowadays, but DAMN they are nice guitars!

    There is a used one hanging on the wall at Long and Mcquade, darkburst, looks like nitro finish... just beautiful!
     
  12. tiedstick

    tiedstick V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Wow I didn't know Epi made Masterbuilt LP's. I suppose these are similar to the Elitists?
     
  13. LoKi

    LoKi V.I.P. Member

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    I think thats what they turned into the Elitist models, and 'Masterbuilt' became their acoustic line.

    All great guitars. :)
     

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