Trade Secrets!

Coloring new binding to match the old stuff


Issue 212 March 13, 2014



We've watched Dan Erlewine repair this 1930s Kay over the previous 3 Trade Secrets. It's time to finish it up. Elliot John-Conry of EJC Guitars ages Dan's patch of new plastic binding so it blends in with the old binding around it. About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe is a fixer-upper that Dan Erlewine repaired in order to sell. Now that it's in great shape again, maybe Dan'll keep it!
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About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe is a fixer-upper that Dan Erlewine repaired in order to sell. Now that it's in great shape again, maybe Dan'll keep it!

blankIn this Trade Secrets Video:
  • checkmarkMasking with 3M green painter's tape
  • checkmarkUsing a touch-up marker to create signs of wear and age
  • checkmarkHomemade shellac strainer that works better than store-bought
  • checkmarkMixing stains to get amber and brown shellac

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