Need someone to refin my explorer

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  1. horseman

    horseman Premium Member

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    I have a 1985 explorer, recently bought on the bay. The previous owner stripped the original white paint and now she is 'natural'. With this process he end up taking the face of the headstock as well (Gibson logo was the gold decal and not MOP). He also did install a pickguard. I want to bring her back to life as its original glory and beauty.

    What i need is:
    - fill the pickguard holes
    - have the guitar refinished to antique white/aged white
    - have the face of the headstock in black and put back the gibson logo decal
    - make every effort to keep visible/readable the original serial number
    - no set up is needed, just the paint job.

    Poly is ok as this is the way these explorers were painted.

    I am in NY, so closer would be better but I can ship if the deal is right.

    Please PM if you are interested in this job with your portfolio (other jobs you did), quote and expected time for completion.
     
  2. Open_Book

    Open_Book Senior Member

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    You don't need a portfolio just send it to Freddy G who's up the road from you - job done.
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    NY is a big state. Freddy might not actually be just up the road :)
     
  4. horseman

    horseman Premium Member

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    I did ask for a portfolio for those dont have anything posted here or on the web. I would not like to have someone learning on my guitar, that's all.

    I know a lot of top notch users (from their posts here) that I would love to have them doing it for me, not sure if it is their thing doing an explorer. Freddy is one of them, but he is in Canada according to his profile, don't think would work due to shipping costs and potential hassle on his side (customs). Also, last time I've reached few of these user for other stuff, never heard back (btw, not FreddyG for the records).

    But thanks for the tip!
     
  5. horseman

    horseman Premium Member

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    I am in NYC but shipping within NY state and to a closer state is faster and cheaper :)
     
  6. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    What about calling Cris Mirabella?

    http://www.mirabellaguitars.com/

    :cheers2:
     
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