Giving my brother my guitar.

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  1. DarkDruid

    DarkDruid The Power of The Awesome

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    So i decided since for Christmas I am getting a Les Paul I ought to hand down my guitar to my older brother. I gave it a little thought and I liked the idea so I decided I am going to take off the paint and redo it in the color he wants and customize it a bit. Anyways here goes:

    This is the guitar:
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    Disconnect Neck From Body:
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    No more Neck!!
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    Me trying to stay organized: [​IMG]

    Opened up guitar, taking everything out:
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    Have to unsauder this part to get the whole thing out:
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    I then spent 4 hours sanding the damn paint off and didn't touch my camera because it covered my whole garage with sawdust. I have since painted it but I still gotta sand the paint down before I put any finish on it or anything. I will keep you all posted. :)
     
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    nice, looking forward to update pics :big grin:
     
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    My older brother gave me his 1983 ES35
    I have wanted it since he bought it (1983)
    he gave it to me in 2003
    long wait for such a sweet guitar

    BTW I too have a 1977 Black Les Paul Custom
     
  4. DarkDruid

    DarkDruid The Power of The Awesome

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    ********UPDATE

    Being this is my first attempt at something like this I was bound to make at least a few mistakes or change my mind and such. :coolugh:

    Anyways I had spray painted the guitar red first and made a second coat of black that faded from the edges and into the red which was center. It was sick looking but I discovered a few things. #1 I didn't spray evenly enough. and #2 I didn't sand fine enough.

    So...
    I had to re sand all the spray paint off again and then sand down the guitar with even finer sand papers until it was very very soft wood. Then I taped it up and am staining the center a dark red. I will post pictures up tomorrow after work when #1 its sunny and #2 the stain is dry so you can see this progress. Anyways have a good night all. I will keep you posted with pics next time!!
     

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