After my guitar body and neck arrived, it was time to prepare for and complete the finishing
Finishing My New Guitar
I knew I wanted Lacquer! And Lacquer ONLY!
The old fashioned kind… Just like my 1979 Gibson les Paul Custom.
I did not want the new Polyester resins.
Stew Mac Has It.
So I did some shopping around and spoke with a guy who was a hobbiest wood worker and finisher.
He was a friend of mine, and I decided to have him finish my guitar… especially since I did not have a spray room, or spray booth.
I went to WoodCrafters and bought a quart of clear finish, then to StewMac and bought Black Lacquer color pigment, and wood sealant.
The Stewmac pigment, and sealant arrived. So I handed the guitar off to my friend to do the job.
One month passed… no word.
Two months passed… no word.
So I called. He was just starting… and I was just starting to ge worried.
After another month… finally I got it back.
Now it needed sanding. Unfortunately the finish was not waht I expected.
As i started sanding i found problem, after problem.
Time to refinish.
So I built myself a portable spray booth.
You will read all about it in the next post.
What do you think?