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Amber tone/amber sunburst

 
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jaybee111



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Amber tone/amber sunburst Reply with quote

Hi, I'm new to the forum but I have been building stringed instruments from kits for about 10 years. I am currently building a 000-28 Martin kit for a friend and he would like an amber tone top as pictured below. I have never done a sunburst but I think with a little practice I can achieve the desired result. What I need help on is choosing the correct dye/toner colors. Anybody tried this and can give my some suggestions and tips? Thanks in advance for the help.


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jaybee111



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, nobody? No opinions or suggestions?
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Mr. Clevername



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why nobody's replied - I've seen some beautiful bursts here. I'm no help at all, though. Reranch sunburst aerosols are more geared to Fender-style finishing. Maybe check Stewmac?
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jaybee111



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks clevername. I'll check StewMac. There's lots of youtube videos showing how to do a "standard" black to amber burst but I haven't seen anything showing how to do an amber tone. I'm really looking for suggestions on what colors to use and technique to use.
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marksound



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Finishing_Supplies/ColorTone_Tinted_Aerosol_Guitar_Lacquer.html

The Red Mahogany is very brown, more so than it is red. Light passes over the Amber will do what you're looking for.

This has a bit of Cherry Red on the upper bouts, but it's mostly Red Mahogany.


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jaybee111



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! Thanks marksound! That looks like it may be the ticket! Did you spray amber toner over the whole top first?
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ladyfinisher



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This isn't finished. It is just the color coats. The base color is Garnet Shellac. Then I did a build of that color for a burst. Did a coat of gloss nitro followed by an edge of medium brown/amber burst.

This is actually the first time I have used the Garnet Shellac. I really love the color.



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