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Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step

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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

Great fundamentals

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I'm new to finishing, and really like the introduction to the foundations that this book illustrates. I especially like the explanations about the characteristics of the materials involved. Hats off to the authors of this great teaching text!

5.0

You must buy this book!

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I have a few wood finishing books. All of which are great but none better address the needs of guitar finishers better than this one. Included are recipies to recreate classic Fender, Gibson and Martin finishes! A must have for any shop.

5.0

Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step

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Great book, The information is laid out in a logical, chronological, easy-to-follow format so that an intelligent non-luthier can be successful. I am refinishing a Gibson EB-L bass guitar that I was originally going to pay a pro to do. Not only will this save some money, but it should be a lot of fun as well.

5.0

Everything you need to know

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A very thorough book, easy for an amateur like me to understand. I found a lot of reasons why my previous finishing attempts turned out so bad. I have wasted so much time and money through my own trial and error, I wish I'd bought this book years ago!

5.0

Guitar finishing step by step

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Great book ,very pleased with the delivery very quick ,to Scotland uk ,just used info on this jagstang build and I'm very happy with the results ,finished it with nitro lacquer got to leave it cure for a few weeks until I can assemble ,I'm no professional just a hobbyist ,and more than pleased with the detailed instructions in the book thank very much

5.0

Nearly everything you need to know...

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This book is an awesome tool, especially for the first timer! Clear instructions for finishing or refinishing a guitar or mandolin. Easy to understand and full of recipes for classic and modern jobs. If you are going to finish a guitar, BUY THIS BOOK!!!

4.0

Talks about a lot of things, I like it.

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I like it, talks about a lot of stuff in painting.

4.0

Guitar Finishing

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A good book. Simple to understand. I wish some of the products mentioned in the book were obtainable in my neck of the woods.

4.0

lots of info....

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Good book lots of info could have more details on finishing with stains faux binding things like that.. More than enough on spray guns and techniques... Could have more info on ratios of mixing colors as well..

5.0

A must have.....

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I must say that I questioned this purchase....after I received, read and applied what was in this book....no second thought...an absolute must have!

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