Any custom body painters?

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  1. jasonechoi

    jasonechoi Member

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    Any know a custom guitar painter? I ... eh hem... messed with nitro thinner on the body .. and ... basically, screwed it up...utterly... Thanks for your help...and not laughing...

    Jason
     
  2. MOJO

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    check with Marty Bell ( in the San diego area) does great work with super fast turn around times... might have to call him about doing Nitro though

    http://www.martybellfinishing.com/Gallery.html
     
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    I have used Marty, and can highly recommend him. I do not know if he uses nitro though.
     
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    Take a look at WR Guitars. They are in Los Angeles and they spray Nitro and also do repairs.

    www.wrguitars.com
     
  6. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow. I didn't know William had his own site. Very cool. Very cool guy too.
    I'm sure he does great work as he works for James Trussart.

    Has the best paint supplier in town too.;)
     
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  7. jasonechoi

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    Here's the pic. Don't laugh.

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    just call it a self done relic!
     
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    I spray nitro all the time. Can turn it around fast.
    Joel
    Lay's Guitar Shop
     
  10. Chris Rice

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    I've seen much worse billed as "professional" relics...
     
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    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Is that a highway one body with a poly undercoat?

    I've got one that I love (lightweight/resonant) however I've always wondered how hard and if there's someone who could take the full finish off (poly too) and respray thin nitro..
     
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    Go with jshinn at lays. I have a guitar I bought that they re-did. Great work.
     
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    clothwiring Supporting Member

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    From experience...get the sander out and don't be nice about it! That poly takes forever to get off.
     
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    I like the custom body painter who did this body.

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  16. WR Guitars

    WR Guitars Supporting Member

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    Hey Guys, thanks for putting my name up there, Jason actually just sent the guitar out to me! I will most certainly post a picture of it when it's done...

    I am just starting to use the gear page and it should be helpful I am positive now.

    Anyway, for those who don't know me yet, please visit my website at

    Good luck to everyone,

    William.
     
  17. jasonechoi

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    This is Eric Johnson body. It has a very thin lacquer on top of some type of undercoat. If anyone wants to buy my awesome custom relic, it's for sale. It's one of a kind.
     

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