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Thanks! It was a fun project - that guitar is one of the best 330s I've come across but the previous refin was pretty uninspiring and it was exciting to get the makeover done and have it look as good as it sounds.That is probably the coolest color I've ever seen on an ES-330!
Sweet! CongratsThanks! It was a fun project - that guitar is one of the best 330s I've come across but the previous refin was pretty uninspiring and it was exciting to get the makeover done and have it look as good as it sounds.
Here's another shot showing the lacquer checking - the pink content really changes depending on the angle:
Not sure, but guessing it was rapid temperature change. I’ve done it before with compressed air and a hair dryer but it’s harder than it looks in YouTube videos! The gap between ‘it’s not cracking, why’s it not cracking?’ and ‘oops, now it looks like I just pulled it out of a house fire’ is rather small... it has some natural checking on it as well, I’m pretty sure there’s more now than there was when I got it back.Sweet! Congrats
Any idea how they did the weather checking? Some do it with a knife, but this looks more genuine and very thin
I discovered something similar mixing acrylic and nitrocellulose - if you want to clear coat in nitro over acrylic colour you have to give the acrylic plenty of time to dry or the nitro will crack. My Les Paul ended up with that problem, although being a refin I was doing on a 70s guitar I thought 'hey, cool!' rather than 'oh s***!'. I wouldn't rule out trying it again for an intentional effect.I know in screen printing you can get crackling by changing a type of ink, like 4 color process over another , having a brain cramp at the actual name , then drying it quick
Exactly the opposite of natural checking, which looks stunning when in hand but hard to capture in photos ;-)The knife checking approach never catches the light right to my eyes, it often looks good in photos but when you have one in hand they never quite look as they should.