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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-01-2006, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Best company to refinish my guiar???

Alright so I have an RG570 I think is the model...the only lefty prestige. Anyway, I want to get the black body stripped and have a flame maple top (veneer is fine) put on and have it refinished in a nice deep blue (like a Carvin). Of course I'll want the headstock done to match.

Any suggestions on who can do this? I don't care about prices I want QUALITY work.

Thanks guys!

Oh and also I want my rosewood fretboard replaced with an ebony and custom inlays...any place that can do that?
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Re: Best company to refinish my guiar???

It has gotten very, very difficult to find anyone who reliably does any of this work at the moment. It's a shame, but that's the story. Often, the work you're describing could take 8 months to deliver as well! For a simple refin I like Paul at BigHeadGuitars, but I don't think he does veneers. I honestly don't know anyone who I would trust with replacing my fretboard at the moment, either. You might try seeing if you can find someone locally, that you can keep an eye on. Almost as soon as someone announces that they are doing this type of work (whether or not they are actually experienced enough to do it well) they get overbooked because they weren't prepared for the work load and weren't aware of the scale or time involved. So, you see guys with long wait times and it isn't because they are so great, it's because they are over their heads.
Tough days in the upgrade world....
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Re: Best company to refinish my guiar???

Thanks for the reply. I can definitely see turn around being a problem with such a project. I'll check out some local shops here.

Anyone from Central Florida area that knows of good local shops?
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Re: Best company to refinish my guiar???

Check out Sims Custom Shop in TN. (Not to be confused with the on in the UK). Patrick is putting out some very nice swirls.

http://www.simscustomshop.com/
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GMW guitars does some cool graphics
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GMW does indeed do great work. I'm also hearing gvery ood things about Octoberguitars.com, but I'm not completely familiar with them (yet).
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There used to be ROXY guitar finishing but i think they closed down. does warmoth do finishing on other guitars?
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Re: Best company to refinish my guiar???

Actually,thats been something I've been thinking of starting up. I have two veneer projects going on right now. One is an RG470 body with a bookmatched birdseye maple top (beautiful flame in it) with a mahogony center stripe. Black sides and back. (pic below).

The other is an older RG550. It has a bookmatched burl ash veneer. The veneer was stained black and then sanded back so that the stain remained only in the grain. I'm in the process of sealing it right now. That will also feature a black back and sides. It's coming out looking really nice. I'll try and take some pics of it tonight.



It does take some time to do. Primarily because of the number of coats, finish sanding, etc. needed to smooth out the surface. Straight solid color paint jobs require less finish work because you aren't having to fill in the grain and sand between layers of sealer/clear coat. Same goes for swirls and other types of custom paint work.

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Re: Best company to refinish my guiar???

Hey bro

Mitch at Meanstreet guitars is excellent.
He is from Florida and is a super nice guy.

He is a great guy to deal with.
GMW is great too but twice as expensive.
Mitch is currently doing up an Aztek project for me.
Tell him Aztek Steve from Canada sent ya and he will
take real good care of you.

Check him out at:
http://www.meanstreetguitars.com/

Good Luck and Cheers
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That birdseye looks sweet.
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Re: Best company to refinish my guiar???

Here's the other one I'm working on. Doesn't really look like much right now. Will look better with the pickguard on.

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daaaaaaamn! what wood is that?
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It's a highly figured ash.
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Nice! those veneers look great.
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Re: Best company to refinish my guiar???

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Here's the other one I'm working on. Doesn't really look like much right now. Will look better with the pickguard on.

Its safe to call that "quilted ash" Id love to have a body made out of that ive always liked how ash sounds as well.
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