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1973 Refinish - she's back! (lots of pics)

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Nobster, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Nobster

    Nobster TDPRI Member

    77
    Sep 12, 2007
    France
    Hello all, this is a follow up to my post about refinishing my 73:

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/vintage-...74/599558-refinish-my-73-but-what-colour.html

    As I explained in the original thread, I had no choice but to refinish this guitar, I just had to choose a colour.

    Well, yesterday I got the body back and put her back together.

    Purists may want to look away, sorry guys, I didn't go back to the original finish.

    To recap: I bought the guitar 40 years ago and messed up the finish a long time ago:

    So after a bit of work I started out with this:

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    Which I cleaned up to this:

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    I then took it to Francois at Metamorphose and he started work on it:

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    An lo and behold, I got back this !

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    My intention was to go for Dakota red but this looks to me more like Fiesta red or maybe Hot Rod red but whatever, I like it :p

    Full pics are here:
    https://goo.gl/photos/4ygdMRx5BzAkiX719
     
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  2. netgear69

    netgear69 Tele-Holic

    960
    Dec 21, 2012
    england
    Great job on the refinish the guitar looks much better
     

  3. fyshnutz2

    fyshnutz2 Tele-Meister

    197
    Jul 14, 2013
    Boston North Shore
    I like it, beautiful work & guitar
     

  4. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 4, 2007
    New Jersey
    Wow! It looks good. Francois did a great job!

    It sure looks like Fiesta to me.

    And it looks like "le chien" likes it too. ;)
     

  5. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    64
    Jan 29, 2005
    ireland

  6. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    66
    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    Looks nice, congrats.
     

  7. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Terrific job. And a crazy-nice vintage Tele.
     

  8. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2011
    Chicago
    Just a great color, congrats.
     

  9. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

    Oct 17, 2012
    Nelson City TX
    Great color on a great Tele, and you have a handsome dog.
    Life is good...!
     

  10. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Looks wonderful - well done.
     

  11. Nobster

    Nobster TDPRI Member

    77
    Sep 12, 2007
    France
    Thanks all. I'm just relieved to have it back in one piece and be able to play it again. Plus I like the new colour of course!
     

  12. irie

    irie Tele-Holic

    552
    Jul 15, 2014
    Orange County, CA
    great job man, this turned out awesome. Love the color.
     

  13. Antoon

    Antoon Tele-Holic

    633
    Feb 10, 2010
    Low Lands
    Looks great! BTW do you feel that the sound has changed because of the refin?
     

  14. Nobster

    Nobster TDPRI Member

    77
    Sep 12, 2007
    France
    Good question. Luckily no change, she sounds and feels just like before, except with that shine she's a bit slippery to hold on to :)
     

  15. LeftyAl

    LeftyAl Friend of Leo's

    Mar 24, 2010
    Fl.
    flawless refinish .
     

  16. christhebrit

    christhebrit Tele-Holic

    550
    Mar 12, 2013
    Kent
    Nice dog

    Oh, and the tele looks spectacular. Definitely Fiesta to my eyes
     

  17. Nobster

    Nobster TDPRI Member

    77
    Sep 12, 2007
    France
    Thanks, he's a real character.
     

  18. DannyStereo

    DannyStereo Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 13, 2014
    Kelso, Washington
    Looks very very cool. It has a certain Mojo thing about it.

    And the dog looks nice too!
     

  19. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Holic

    719
    Nov 26, 2014
    London
    Now that is a nice job. Good job you didn't go BSB or the dog would have blended in :)
     

  20. rebelwoclue

    rebelwoclue Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    kentucky
    Beautiful job on her!
     

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