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Kent/Guyatone What to do? What to do?
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Refinish or leave it alone
Leave it alone
82%
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Oly White
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
Inca
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
Sunburst
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Something else
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
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Tha LowEnd Theory



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:20 pm    Post subject: Kent/Guyatone What to do? What to do? Reply with quote

I've had this a while now. I've been trying to decide on the color, but I kinda dig the wear on it. This thing was covered in a metallic blue paint so I wet sanded it off. I was hoping to find a nice finish underneath but I guess this is why they painted it. It's been well used, check out the ruts in the fretboard in the last pic. I've considered going with Oly white, or something flashy like Inca. What would you do?





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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is one COOL guitar ya got there!
Olympic white sounds good. Also my favorites have been the light blues- Sonic or Daphne. Almost any color will look good on there I bet.

Would you refinish the neck and headstock also?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickenfender wrote:
That is one COOL guitar ya got there!
Olympic white sounds good. Also my favorites have been the light blues- Sonic or Daphne. Almost any color will look good on there I bet.

Would you refinish the neck and headstock also?


Thanks. Yea, neck and headstock finished.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk about a ton of mojo on that baby! If you're going to refin, Take a poll! Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is a refinishing forum...but that one has a real Maxwell St. vibe to it. Not the same model as Houndog Taylor played but the same vibe.

It is a real relic. There is a whole industry of "relic-ing" out there and I have yet to see one that is totally convincing...JMHO
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you should re-do the burst, then relic it Wink




In all seriousness, put me firmly on the "leave it alone" side of this. I agree that it has some serious m0j0.

How does it play?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That baby has character. I say bask in the m0jo!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing looks like it was ridden hard and put away wet! Make it playable, if need be, then ride it some more. It looks great as is! Cool If you must refinish it, then I would restore the original burst. Those guitars just look "right" in sunburst!! Cool

EDIT: I voted to leave it alone. With 6 precincts reporting we are ready to call this one: LEAVE IT ALONE WINS!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... what ThinLazy said. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It don' need no stinkin' refin!!!! Very Happy Leave that baby as is and play the heck out of it (some more!).

If any thing, maybe see if you can smooth the fretboard without too much trouble, but it adds to the vibe (IMO) to show its battle scars. Very cool! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go with your instinct, refurbish it and go Oly. I'm so tired of relics I could s**t out a classic.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like half the people building/finishing guitars try to artificially make them look just like THAT!

I would leave it alone, and play it just like it is. Or just replace electronics if needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First up I'd try & find some p/up covers, those babies are way more fragile than any newer Fender style pick ups.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

twangster wrote:
First up I'd try & find some p/up covers, those babies are way more fragile than any newer Fender style pick ups.


I looked for awhile and gave up. I need to keep looking. It's been kept in the case since I got all the blue paint off, and it stays there. Funny thing is I paid under $50 for this thing and it gets babied. Thanks for the input guys. My first thought was to leave it alone, so I think that's what I'm going to do.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused
Great, now that's the second time this year my vote didn't count! Wink
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