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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Refinishing RG1421?

Hey guys,

The finish on my RG1421 is pretty dull and unappealing, so I'm considering refinishing it to make the flamed maple pop and to give it a faux binding.

Do you guys think this is a good move? Also, I believe that the headstock inlays are abalone. By refinishing it will I ruin the inlays?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-24-2014, 11:38 PM
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Re: Refinishing RG1421?

I think it sounds like a great idea! I'm guessing that refinishing would ruin the abalone, stripping the laquer and paint from the headstock would probably take the logo&abalone right with it. It's probably not very deep, the abalone. It's not like an I lay where it goes through the wood a couple millimeters. Good luck!


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