Let us Spray…

I finally made some progress on a project which has been on the back burner for a while - rebuilding one of my early guitars. I was never happy with it, but it used some nice wood, and I liked the design, so I decided to rework it. I finally got some clear on it, and it’s looking pretty, so here it is:

Hanging out in the garage...

5 Responses to “Let us Spray…”

  1. Matt Says:

    Looks nice.

    How’s the mandolin coming on?

  2. Ant Says:

    The mandolin is now the designated back burner project. I need to shape the neck, which is a messy job, and I need to keep the garage at least a little bit crap-free whilst I’m spraying the doublecut. I’m liking having multiple projects on the go, it makes for less down time between by sporadic bursts of activity…

  3. Hey Jamie! Wo Jamie! Says:

    Look, a floating guitar!

    Come play bass with my new informal band.

  4. Bob Ironside Says:

    Nice curl on the top. Are you going to keep the burst light this time or put on the dark edge like on the Les Paul? The light looks sweet.

    Are you using Nitrocellulose or a more up to date finish?


  5. Ant Says:

    I use a 2 part cold cure lacquer called ‘Rustin’s Plastic Coating’. It has a pretty good reputation as a musical instrument finish, most famously on Brian May’s ‘Red Special’.

    The Burst is completed in that photo, and I’m spraying clear coats, so that’s now it ended up. It was still pretty transparent at the outer edges, since I didn’t have any boo-boos to hide this time!

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