REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

Bringing your older offset back to life.
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Rout and veneer and keep at the 3TSB angle
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11%
Black... nice and classy and believable
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39%
Vintage style bumpy metal flake, like a vintage "trade show guitar"
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49%
 
Total votes: 61

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by will » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:18 pm

Just my 2¢, but I'd be really careful when removing the finish if you're hoping to refin in an original-style sunburst, since the wood will be exposed and rough sanding / scraping will cause headaches for whoever refinishes the guitar - if you get it close to the example pictures, it'll look incredible. ...and if there turn out to be a bunch of deep dings, scratches, and screw holes under all of that paint, then it's time to start lining up custom colors (though dark colors like black will show the most imperfections.)

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by Larry Mal » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:51 pm

I think this would be the deciding factor for me. There's no vintage finish to ruin, so why not get all the old gunk off there and get the guitar to the nice, thin finish that it should have?
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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by Telliot » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:52 pm

Do it up the proper way, Brad! 8)
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by StevenO » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:20 pm

Just shoot some clear on it and play it as is.


Okay, now that the typical OSG response is over and done with. As much as I like how it looks now, get the finosh off and get it refinished properly. If Danocaster can do it, get him to. If someone else can do it justice, get that person to do it. This isn't just some-guitar, as you know, so give it the justice it deserves.

I know you'll do right in the end. It'll be a beautiful sunburst Strat. :)

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by HorseyBoy » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:22 pm

I'm a big fan of white Strats, but I'll add another vote for refinishing it. You already know you want to. Get it done! ;)

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by mackerelmint » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:24 pm

Boy, it's sure humdrum looking as it is. I cast my vote for the burst.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:37 pm

Sunburst all the way. I was going to recommend Josh / Protocaster since he's local to you. 8)



Needs burst!

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by countertext » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:47 pm

The feeling at OSG seems clear. Maybe if the white was better, folks would say keep it, but it's just not any of the various right kinds of white. Do that 3TSB.

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by Bothand Nether » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:55 pm

That little tease of beautiful grain is all I would need to make me strip it,
You gotta find out what's underneath all that deadweight.
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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by StevenO » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:18 pm

New idea:

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by PixMix » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:53 pm

Refin it; if it was a burst it must have a decent, to say the least, piece of alder under that opaque finish. I'd think of it as a restoration rather than a refin.

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by SWFC68 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:07 pm

PixMix wrote:Refin it; if it was a burst it must have a decent, to say the least, piece of alder under that opaque finish. I'd think of it as a restoration rather than a refin.
I agree, burst all the way. the guitar in your target pics is awesome

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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by sookwinder » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:57 pm

Brad I would go for the 3T burst.
As someone who has stripped vintage jags which have had many layers of previous paint jobs, it can be done and done relatively easily.
I found the main thing is to take your time.
Use safe chemicals (safe for you and the wood) and let them do their work... the longer they can set there eating up the paint, the less yoiu have to scrap off or re-apply the chemicals later.
Just follow the instructions, get advice from your local wood working people.

I used this chemical (it is made in the US)
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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by Guitarmunk » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:55 am

I'd do the restoration. And a slightly aged look to it.
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Re: '58 strat refin poll

Post by frelonvert » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:41 am

+1 on sunburst refin.
It is a 58 strat! give the old lady a nice dress.
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