Hey there guys.
Well... I did something with my recently purchased Charvel So Cal Candy Green. Here some pictures how she looked before my mod.
Yesterday evening I drunk lot of wine, it was a very boring evening. I grabbed my Charvel to play abit along John Frusciantes solo stuff, then I looked at it... took my "les paul"-lighter and torched a spot.
Don't ask me why I did that.... I was bored and drunk!
... Well, then I saw how the laquer started to bubble and bounce. I was able to strip the torch spotted warm laquer easily with my fingers! Okay, cool stuff i thought and went to bed. Today in the morning I went into a supermarkt here in town, pick up a sixpack beer and 2 lighter at the checkout. At home I started to heat and strip of the candy green laquer step by step. Drunk beer, torching, drinking, torching, drinking, torching, drinking, torching, drinking, torching, drinking, torching, drinking, torching.. till the late late afternoon when the whole laquer was finaly removed completely.
Looked like this.
After that I sanded/polished the body with 0000 grade steelwool. The "finish" feels SO good in hands! Extremely sleeky and nice as if there is a finish on it, it doesnt feel like bare wood at all. Love it. I have to say, NOW I'm enjoying the look much more... imo now it's got a timeless look like it is. Classy and modern at the same time.