question about burst finishing

smavridis

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I know there have to be a million threads on how to finish a guitar, but there are way too many to search through. So on to my question, how do i finish a strat to have a burst on it? Im talking a vintage burst, like on real Fender strats.
 

Patrick from Davis

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Modify your searches to look up Tonar's work on this board.  His are drop dead gorgeous and true to the vintage look.
Patrick

 

mayfly

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+1 to the above posts, but I'll add - do you really want to try a burst with your first finish?  That's a pretty hard finish to do!
 

smavridis

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jmohill, can you post pics?

im going to try it on a piece alder from the nearby woodshop first to get a feel for it.
 

jmohil

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Give me a few days and I'll try to post picks....I'm trying to fix a ding that I found today on the outer edge and had to sand back the dark part of the burst a bit.  It'd look like crap if I put up a picture right now.  Hopefully I can pull this repair off...if not...sanding back....dang it. 
 
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