Refinishes (show yours off!)

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  1. El84man

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    I thought it'd be cool to have a thread of refinishes/custom paint jobs. So feel free to post any you've got!

    I recently caught the refinishing bug and decided black and blonde weren't doing it for me anymore. These are my first attemps, I learnt a lot and really enjoyed doing them... They aren't 100% perfect if you really go looking, however they are 98% there and I'm really pleased with how they turned out. I used acrylic lacquer from the autostore which I found really easy to work with. It looks and feel great as well.
    The hardest part was choosing the colours!


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    Good stuff ^^^. Keep up the good work.
     
  4. G Man

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    Before and after. Although I can't take credit for the work, NTL Guitar gets all the credit on that front.
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  6. tonecontrol

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    my `99 American Standard from natural to fiesta red, Marty Bell does great work!
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  7. buckwild

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    here's another Marty Bell Top Refin I had him do. The original top was stained really really dark so it was hard to make out the flame. He does great work...and fast too!

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    A couple of '59 Juniors, I no longer own the red one.
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    Great thread!
    Please post the time spent on refinishing, the cost, or contact information of who did the work. I am planning on refinishing a cheap Yamaha guitar I have, so any information will be really helpful (I am not sure about doing it myself yet)!

    Thanks!
     
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    Refinished by GMW about 10 years ago. Forgot how much it cost, but no way I could do it myself:

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    Here's my R7 Les Paul:

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    I did this for Jason Schroeder:

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  17. asintoras

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    Hey, I have that exact same guitar (and color), but in much better shape. How hard was to peel off the original paint?
     
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    I did these myself in the basement with TransTint dye and Behlens or Deft rattlecan clearcoat...

    Lots of help from the kind folks at the ReRanch forum.
     
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    1988 Heritage 140

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    A Les Paul Studio I bought with a headstock break -

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