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Creating a Candy Apple Red finish

Below I’ll show how to achieve a Candy Apple Red finish on a Stratocaster body. Candy Apple Red is based on the old custom car technique of spraying…

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Spraying a Sunburst Stratocaster Body

I’m often asked to demo spraying a sunburst so here it is. My starting point is a GuitarBuild body. It’s two piece swamp ash and very light at…

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Making a Mini Firebird

Inspired by a guitar forum challenge to modify a guitar I decided to make my Granddaughter a Firebird based around a Harley Benton mini strat from which I’d…

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Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Goldtop Refinish

I was asked to refinish the top of this 1981 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe which was originally sunburst but had been “goldtopped” using what looked like car spray….

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1961 Gibson Les Paul Junior Restoration

This Les Paul Junior has had a hard life. When it came to me for a refinish in nice thin nitrocellulose it was coated with a thick layer…

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Spraying a Les Paul Junior Vintage Sunburst

The reason for doing this job was that I have not been able to find any other information about recreating this particular finish. I’ve been fortunate to be…

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Reverse headstock Stratocaster

I’m putting together a Stratocaster for a friend. It’s to match a Telecaster he has so will be painted in a creamy colour. This is the look we…

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Shows the body of the completed guitar, sporting a fetching tortoiseshell style scratchplate

Spraying a Gibson style TV Yellow finish

I often get asked how to spray a TV Yellow finish and have been meaning for a while to demonstrate the process, so here it is. I think…

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50s 2 tone strat replica

Tony’s 50s 2-tone Stratocaster Replica

Tony is another regular customer who has produced some superb guitars painted using my nitrocellulose lacquer. I think he has excelled himself with this superb tribute to an…

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Olympic White 66/62 style Jazz Bass build

Kevin’s Olympic White 66/62 style Jazz Bass build

A regular customer of mine has built this great Jazz Bass replica. The body is alder and finished in Olympic White with a┬ábeautiful NOS tortoiseshell pickguard. The bound…

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