Archive for January, 2009

Gibson Les Paul Studio Refinish

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Here’s my latest project, which I’ve FINALLY finished.  I bought a trashed, beat up Gibson Les Paul, and did a complete refinish in it and the hard shell case it came in.  It was pretty dinged up and dented when I got it. 

This is when I got it.  It was filthy, dented,  fretboard was dry as a bone, electrics in cavity did not work.  Hard case was included but was broken and looked like it had been kept in the back of a pickup truck driven on dirt roads for a year or so. 

Strioped and Sanded to bare wood

Stripping the paint off front and back…

Stripped and sanded down to bare wood.

Blue Aniline Dye applied to top

Mockup to get an idea of what it will look like…  Some clear laquer has been sprayed, but not all of it, and no polishing yet…

Les Pauls are made with a mahogany body, with a maple cap on top.  that is the top 3/8 inch or so that is carved.  What you see here, is the stained mahogany, the natural color of the edge of the maple top, and then the blue dyed top.

After assembly and final polish…

Happy New Year!!!!

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Happy New Year!!!   This is our New Years Card, if you didn’t get one in the mail, I’ve probably lost your address, so send it to me!

 Happy New Year