2005 Fender 60th Anniversary MIM Esquire Refin Project (PIC HEAVY)

MATTM

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I decided to take on the project of stripping the original poly finish on my Esquire and re-spraying in Sonic Blue.

Here's the guitar in original state:

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The poly was super easy to strip. I took a putty knife and was able to break the finish off clean.

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Very little sanding was required, especially since I wanted to preserve the original bumps and bruises.

I first sprayed 2 coats of StewMac white vinyl sanding sealer. I then applied 3 thin coats of StewMac Sonic Blue nitro lacquer (spray can).

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After 3 coats of clear nitro

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The pickup is a SD CS Pearly Gates for Tele / MSSC Guitar Cocked Wah Wiring Harness.

*** MANY Thanks to @LtDave32 for his patience and guidance through this project!
 

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Wow! What results!

That came out great! It’s amazing how much less the guitar weighed after the original finish was stripped off.
 

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Wow! What results!

That came out great! It’s amazing how much less the guitar weighed after the original finish was stripped off.
Thanks man. I'm real pleased with it. And yes, that poly weighed a ton lol
 


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