My first cherry sunburst finish

marksoundguitars

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Preface: I'm not a luthier, I'm a builder and finisher. If this is the wrong place, sorry.

A couple of years ago I did a gold top finish on a Precision kit for a customer. Then the LP bug bit and I bought an unfinished husk and did a gold top for myself. Then I decided I'd like to try a cherry sunburst, something I've never done, so I got another one and got busy.

This is what it looked like out of the box:

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Grainfilled and color on the back:

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Amber base on the top:

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Cherry red burst:

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I thought it was a little too bright, so I went over it with some red mahogany:

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Scraped the binding:

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About halfway through clear coats:

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Wetsanded and polished:

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Wired and strung:

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Sounds pretty good, setup is next.

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Anyone that's not familiar with Mark's work needs to pop over to his website and check out the beautiful finishes he's creating. I'm particularly fond of his sparkle finishes.

Marksound Custom Guitars
 

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Very nice , i have the painting part coming up with my build , it's good to see how other people do it :)
 

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That is an excellent job. Looks fantastic.
 

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Thanks guys. I did a bunch of studying here before I started. This is a great resource. :)
 

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