Dont know why people are afraid to refinish their own guitars.....

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by freddyfingers, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I belong to the Jackson Pollock school of painting style. It's similar to politics: throw s**t around everywhere and see what sticks!
    blue poles.jpg
     
  2. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Gretschie

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    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    A little Bondo will fill the gouges and scratches.
     
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  3. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Gretschie

    454
    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I actually like this one!
     
  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    It's called "Blue Poles" painted by Jackson Pollock in 1952, and resides in the National Gallery of Australia.
     
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  5. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Gretschie

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    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    That `splains it. I like Pollock’s work.
     
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  6. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Dang! Did you do George Harrison and Eric Clapton's too???
     
  7. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Why attempt to replicate the gorgeous Wandre finishes when you can just scribble on a Wandre husk, call it "hand painted" and ask nearly $5000 for a guitar that has almost no practical value beyond the real finish. That's Music Ground for you. The Harrisons are notoriously shameless, and I get that Wandres are a little bit obscure to begin with (though not nearly obscure enough for this sham to hold water), but I do find this one to be among their more absurd and insulting scams. It doesn't even look just a tiny bit like a real Wandre finish.
     
  8. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    To be brutally honest, I couldn't care less about my guitars' colours.
    Sure, I've gone out on the hunt for a guitar, and there'd be a 'preferable' colour, but I nearly always came away with a different colour, because I got the best player, and most times they didn't have the colour in stock, anyway.
    I've never had the urge to refinish any of them...
    I have sprayed lots from scratch when building them, but the other reason I wouldn't refinish one is that the majority are sprayed in poly, which is more of a pain in the a*** to remove than it's worth.
    I just don't care about the colour and I care even less about what anyone else thinks of the colour.
     
  9. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Inspiring work, sensei.

    But surely a true professional would have included a winky and some ballons?
     
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  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I knew that Wandrè imitations has been made time to time - mostly by individuals like me who built one or an inspired one for their personal use - but I didn't knew that there was a shop or workshop in UK (Music Ground) that was specialised in making and selling fake forgery on a quite large scale, with such an array of brands and items, for so long !

    I have the Wandrè book at home :

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    I frankly don't know among these Rock Oval guitars below which one is - and even if there is - a true one or a fake one :

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    But the Rock Oval model guitars - among others - displayed in my book are truly in that same range or finishes and colors.

    I intend one day (when is the great question, as usual... :rolleyes:) to built a Wandrè Rock Oval inspired guitar for my personal use. The main and obvious difference there will be regarding an official one is mine will be Lefty :cool:. I don't know if Wandrè made much Lefties - and if he even made some o_O - but as Rock Ovals are already very rare, their genuine Lefty counterparts would be indeed rarest of the rarest to find, if they truly exists...

    That said, doing a durable, well done and tasty paint job on it may be a difficult task - not to say a nightmare - for me... :eek::mad::oops::( So I certainly rely on qualified and tooled personnel to achieve it... ;)

    A+!
     
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  11. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

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    Oct 10, 2018
    Upland
    “Say it with love...say it with Krylon”
     
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  12. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

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    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Their arcylic laquer is also sold as Duplicolour Perfect Match, which is automotive paint sold in spray cans. So now your guitar can match the colour of that cream coloured 2015 Nissan Sentra across the street. There are lots of videos on YouTube of people using auto primer over an existing finish and then using spray cans and clear coat. The ones that are patient and use light coats don't look too bad.

    Sent from my SM-T560NU using Tapatalk
     
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  13. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I wonder If I wouldn't make an attempt on dummy material, finally... I'm too afraid of the result... :confused:o_O

    A+!
     
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  14. larryr

    larryr Gretschie

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    FB_IMG_1555953666455.jpg the inspiration.....
     
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  15. larryr

    larryr Gretschie

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    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    The end result..... FB_IMG_1555953484507.jpg

    Vero, my wife, the artiste!
     
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  16. RoyClark

    RoyClark Electromatic

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    Stafford UK
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  17. RoyClark

    RoyClark Electromatic

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    Apr 13, 2019
    Stafford UK
    I've got a dustsheet that looks like that.

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  18. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

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    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Agreed, I'd practice first on a plywood cutout. The metallic paints look really good though.

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  19. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Gretschie

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    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    I was about to reply with some "not very positive comments" about your second paragraph until I saw the pictures. I'm pretty sure my neighbors heard me laughing!
     
  20. Aaron1061

    Aaron1061 Gretschie

    165
    May 23, 2016
    AL
    kidding aside, this was $700 to have refinished. just the body. o_O
     

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