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re-finishing a guitar
« on: May 01, 2009, 08:07:35 AM »
Perry,
I am looking at buying a vintage guitar from Japan.  The guitar is in relatively good nick but is from the early 80's, as such there is a fair bit of tarnishing on all the hardware and the usual bumps and scrapes.  I dont mind that sorta stuff, gives it character.  The problem is there are a fair few chips, dings and such in the finish.  It is a cherry burst (in poly not Nitro i'm pretty sure)  How big of a job would you think it would be to strip it back and re-finish it in the same colours (or near enough) without worrying about doing anything with the hardware?  Ballpark price?

Cheers,

Joe   ;D

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Re: re-finishing a guitar
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 08:53:53 AM »
$900

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Re: re-finishing a guitar
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 12:05:51 PM »
Sweet, thanks.