Tyler Burning Water finish removal

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Jazzpunk, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Jazzpunk

    Jazzpunk Member

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    i have an absolutely awesome Tyler BW...but as is the case with all "unusual and funky" finished guitars i have owned,including a JEM which Vai signed for me. i eventually get tired of the finish and dont play it as much and then end up selling it.... i was wondering if i should sand off this BW finish,if it will affect the tone of the guitar,the value..etc..not that i wanna sell it coz it would be impossible to get one these days...but i seem to play traditional finished guitars more and i think their "appeal" lasts longer...any thoughts will be greatly appreciated
     
  2. GAT

    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    I had a great Tyler in a blue smear finish and I also got tired of the finish. I guess I'm just a more traditional guy.
     
  3. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Removing any factory finish usually hurts value.
     
  4. 908SSP

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    Stripping and refinishing it would a be huge mistake. Sell it and buy something more conservative that you can live with.
     
  5. Thor

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    no question that refinishing it will dramatically decrease resale value. If you are really in love with everything else about the guitar and it's otherwise a real "keeper" you can mod it in any way that suits you best.

    Of course there are so many great options out there, you may be better off flipping it as is and getting something that better suits your aesthetic needs.

    Cheers,

    Edward
     
  6. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Totally agree! Better yet, trade it if possible for a more conservative type of Tyler.There's got to be someone out there thinking the same with their finish.
    I would not recommend altering the finish, that would not be good as far as the value of your instrument.
     
  7. reentune

    reentune Supporting Member

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    Remember the Ax Sack?
    (Was that the name?)
    You know, that kinda neoprene leotard for your guitar so it doesn't get scratched?
    Get one of those.
    (But not the bright pink or yellow! That's not traditional-looking!)
     
  8. Thor

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    I'd rather wear a neoprine leotard before putting one on my guitar!
     
  9. thenine

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    good gracious! dont alter the finish on a BW! Sell it and get something else please.
     
  10. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Gold Supporting Member

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    I never cared for the burning water finish, but then I wouldn't remove it from a Tyler either. Sell it and get something you like.
     
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    Sell it and find yourself something else. It's a sin if you refin it.
     
  12. BluePowder

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    Don't even think about it.
     
  13. Flinto2002

    Flinto2002 Senior Member

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    This has to be the weirdest thread title ever....I'm dumbfounded.

    Sell the guitar and buy something else.....you remove that finish and your $3K guitar becomes a $1.2K guitar, and it makes you a retard. =)
     
  14. reentune

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    me too!
     
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    Better yet, don't sell it and just simply learn to love the weirdness of the finish.
    Or close your eyes as you play it. You'll look supercool and focused!
     
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    Is it Mamywo? Wanna sell it??
     
  17. Jazzpunk

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    thanx for all the posts guys...looks like most of you dont favor the move..i was not intending to refinish the guitar in any way(different color)...just to remove the finish......we'll ...i guess i'll just learn to ignore the finish...if i sell this one i may never get one this good..
     
  18. Jazzpunk

    Jazzpunk Member

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    YES..!! it is Mamywo...and NO dont wanna sell it :- )
     
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    Is it April 1st? WTF
     
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    I rather that you don't re-finish it. I'd rather sell it and get one with the correct finish that I want. However it's your choice :)
     

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