R7 Gold Top Refin... Perry Burst

Mr. Beef

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This is a members R7 that's going through a refin. The original finish was gold top and the member suspected a nice flame maple cap underneath the gold... and he was right!

I really love the look of the burst on this guitar... similar to Fender's 3 color sunburst. This one has proven to be a little tricky to photograph too and I think it has something to do with the way the camera captures the flame and the red in the top.

The guitar is going to spend a month or so in it's case and then it's off to the freezer for some checking. No other aging on this one, similar to the R8 burst I just finished in another thread.

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After the red, I started in with a mix of tobacco brown and a little red mahogany.


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A stinger, of course

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Another crappy picture

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This one's a little better

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Had my boys help me and I got a much better pic. This is about where she's at right now. I'll do the level sanding in a few weeks.
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I love the transition of color on this burst!

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Wow, really nice. Is that a 2013 (or a 2003 with BRW :shock:)
 

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Damn,thats coming along real nice!! :applause:
 

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Now's about the time to give the freezer a shot. It might be a little early, but I'll give it a shot.

Here's a few pics of it all put back together (mostly).

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I really like how the flame shows through the burgundy.
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Just took this bad boy out of the freezer and I'm finally getting the checking to go across the entire body. I started to hear that glorious cracking sound a few seconds after it came out.

It's still frosty in these pics.

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Wow, that top is wonderful. And to think it was hidden under gold paint!

I look forward to seeing further updates of this nice guitar, I think you've done a terrific job so far. Just one question: are you going to add a nickel cover to the bridge pup to match Joe's original?

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Wow, that top is wonderful. And to think it was hidden under gold paint!

I look forward to seeing further updates of this nice guitar, I think you've done a terrific job so far. Just one question: are you going to add a nickel cover to the bridge pup to match Joe's original?

joeperryburst.jpg

No cover, it's not going to be a true "Perry burst" as far as the aging process, just the burst color.
 

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Not sure how good it is to put the entire body + pups and electronics in the freezer. That is lot of condensation setting up inside pickups, pots, switch contacts etc. I've seen doing that process lot of times, but always a naked body.
 

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I am colour blind but to me that looks same as a tobacco nurst. Can't believe they covered such nice wood as a goldtop.
 

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Finished this baby up last week and shipped it back. I like the way out turned out. I did some subtle wear in addition to light checking.


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