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Refinishing Etiquette
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What to do?
Buy Vintage and in color I want, but pay out the a$$
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
Piece together parts project and pay more $$
15%
 15%  [ 6 ]
Buy undesireable but nice guitar and refinish?
31%
 31%  [ 12 ]
Eat a sandwich and take a nap.
47%
 47%  [ 18 ]
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tangelolemon



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always do the new finish right on top of the sunburst, so that someone could remove it later if they wanted to 'restore' it to original. Very Happy
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pattycakes77



Joined: 17 Jan 2008
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Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tangelolemon wrote:
You could always do the new finish right on top of the sunburst, so that someone could remove it later if they wanted to 'restore' it to original. Very Happy


I thought about that, I'll probably try that first before ruining the original finish. However, I think I'm going to just enjoy this the way it is for some time, finish some other projects, and come back to it later and see if I still want to go with a refinish.
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rhardman



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice score...

I would leave it alone and play it...Teisco actually did some really nice 2 tone bursts...

most of the 3 tones are a little over the top for me. IMO
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~frank



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Rawl. I think that burst looks great.
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RandyM



Joined: 10 May 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Refinishing Etiquette Reply with quote

pattycakes77 wrote:
buy a near perfect complete guitar in the "not so great" color and refinish in the desired color


Yep
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Vince



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep... that's what I have done with Gibsons. They are Nitro to begin with so you can get a Les Paul that doesn't sell because of how it looks and refinish it easily and cheaply. Plenty of faded Gibsons out there that are considered "cheap" because of the finish. Wink
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