Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step

Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step

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Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step

About This Item

By Dan Erlewine and Don MacRostie
Published by Stewart-MacDonald. The definitive book for finishing guitars and fretted instruments.

Learn from the pros: materials, equipment and techniques, plus three dozen recipes for famous finishes. This book helps give you the confidence to finish new instruments, refinish old ones, and perform flawless touch-ups.

The expanded 2nd edition features color stain mixing charts, a color gallery of vintage finishes, and detailed recipes for recreating them with professional results. Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step focuses on nitrocellulose lacquer, the most common guitar finish, but also includes addditional information on varnishes, oils and French polishing. Dan Erlewine's color-illustrated essay guides you through the steps of modern waterbase finishing, too. 188 pages, softcover.

A partial list of contents:

Materials and tools
Abrasives • Solvents • Fillers • Colorants • Topcoats • Buffing materials and equipment

Techniques
The basics of spray equipment • Sanding • Buffing • Basic finishing steps

Recipes for popular finishes
Fender blond, sunbursts and solids • Gibson goldtop, cherry red and sunbursts • Basic Martin-style finish • Lots more!

Color gallery
Stain mixing color charts • Examples of vintage finishes • Waterbase finishing steps

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5.0

Very helpful

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Verified Buyer


Great reference

5.0

Great resource

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Verified Buyer


A little bit overwhelming for a hobbyist. Lots of information.

5.0

very good book

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Verified Buyer


I never did any guitar building and I bought this to help with the dulcimer build I'm doing. The info is very valuable for this build. And it is applicable to dulcimers as well as guitars.

5.0

Everything you need.

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Verified Buyer


I've watched hours of Youtube videos on finishing guitars. I could have saved a lot of time and mistakes if I had bought this instead. There is a lot of information in this book. You can geek out on the history of guitar finishing if you want, or just skip to the recipes. If you're patient and read through the whole book it will pay off with results.

5.0

Great Book

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Verified Buyer


Lots and lots of good information

5.0

A great reference

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to have as a copy after already reading it as there is very useful detailed and specific information that is nice to have around for reference.
It's a very comprehensive guide and definitely worth picking up a copy.

4.0

Great guidance!

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Verified Buyer


I'm a first time buyer and guitar builder and this book is very thorough and helpful with details! It'd be nice if Stew Mac had some YouTube how to step by step though!

1.0

No value!

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Verified Buyer


There is no dvd that help you see some real scenarios. Very very poor book. You can find better on internet.

5.0

This is THE book to own.

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Verified Buyer


These guys got it right. Every word straight up right. I wouldn't even consider finishing without it.

5.0

Great information

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Verified Buyer


This book is full of great information. All you need to now from start to finish.

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