david henman said:...i have a retro yellow strat plus, and a huge appetite for a red fender, so...
does anyone know how much it might cost to have the body professionally painted red?
...thanks, mate. that gives me a ball park of the cost. no way i'm going to attempt this myself. i'm not a dyi guy and, in any case, i'd much rather spend my time playing guitar.sw686blue said:
GuitarsCanada said:Probably a wise decision Dave. I don't think I would attempt that. Perhaps one of the more inclined on here will offer to do the job for you. There seems to be a bunch into it.
...looks delicious!!! that is exactly the kind of intensity i'm hoping for. a paint job will suffice - no need to see the wood grain.Lowtones said:Damn, my post didn't post. Here we go again.
I think you need to decide exactly what you want. Paint job or do you want to see the wood through the finish. Paint job is the easiest. Strip/sand prime & paint wetsand, buff & polish.
If you want to see the grain then you have a couple of choices stain or dye. Dye will give you a greater intensity of color and clarity of wood grain. Stain tends to obscure the grain to a certain degree. for a finish using dye the steps are, strip and sand to clear wood, dye, sand , seal ,sand clearcoat , wet sand buff & polish
Here is a photo of a red guitar finished with anoline dye.
the picture no way shows the intensity of the color. This is because of my poor photography skills and bad lighting. However you can see every nuance of the wood in the guitar. This particular guitar has a solid maple body, maple neck and cocobola fretboard.
...i would imagine 12th fret could accomodate you, but they would charge accordingly. i'm looking for guys, like independent luthiers etc, that might appreciate the work and be willing to give us a $$$ break.screaminking said:I've been looking at getting an LP Studio refinished for a long time, but I've never been able to find someone to doing at a regular price. That Montreal site looks pretty cool, I'm going to contact them.
Is there anyone/anyplace in Toronto (or close) that does this? I basically just want to change the look of my white LP Studio to something more similar to a black LP standard (probably get the binding done).
It doesn't cost me that much to make a quality guitar with premium hardware & pickups. But I think that refinishing takes a lot more time & effort than most would expect. If you were to compare it Auto repair shop hourly rates of around $70. hr it doesn't seem so far fetched.Milkman said:$500 ~ $800 to refinish a guitar?
I guess it's good that I do such things myself, LOL.
Unless I had a prized vintage instrument I'd never spend that on an aesthetic change or improvement.
I've seen a repair done at the twelfth Fret and it's clear that they have highly skilled people, but ....yikes.