July 14th, 2012, 01:34 PM
i have just bought a secondhand vintage lemon drop,a great guitar.....apart from the finish on the front that is,in places it feels very rough.Has anybody else had this problem and what is the best way to smooth out the finish without ruining the look.thanks in advance for any help given. cheers steve.:razz:
July 14th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Wish I could help! I bought the Peter Green version a few years back after finally finding a distributor in the US. Great guitars for sure. Good luck!
July 14th, 2012, 05:57 PM
These are the 'reliced' Vintage brand LP copies aren't they.
I tried one a few years ago and it sounded great but the overall reliced look was very unrealistic to my eye.
They're never going to be valuable instruments in their own right so I'd say that you should take to it with either 0000 steel wool (tape over the pickups if you use this) or (my preference) a household Scotch pad to smooth off the finish.
July 15th, 2012, 08:23 PM
I too bought one of these second hand. I have other "better" guitars, but still regularly pick the trusty lemondrop up. I never have thought that the "reliced" look was very convincing, but the sound/feel/price ratio always makes me forgive it.
I would just play it- I can't really see that many options to improve it... but I'd be interested in hearing how you get on with suggestions from here... Let us know! Best of luck.