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Cherry Burst Advice..

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by vtcyclist, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. vtcyclist

    vtcyclist Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 19, 2008
    Vermont
    I love this guitar body/paint job.

    I have a black MIM tele that I can refinish (am going to use the neck and electronics either way) or I can make a telecaster body (never made one before, but I figure I can do so.) I assume since this is a translucent finish, starting with fresh wood will look better.

    I'll need to cut a step in the body for the top binding. I have read enough posts here that I believe I can do that as well.

    Those who have painted bursts before, what should I be aware of?
    What is the best way to match these colors?
    Is the body color painted or dyed?
    I assume after the body is painted it is clear coated and polished.

    Thanks. DG

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  2. Flewis

    Flewis Tele-Holic

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    Jan 24, 2009
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    On my greenburst tele the iddle color was wiped on like a stain, then we bursted the outside edge, then more coats of clear and wet sanding that I remember!! but it did turn out great. Stew mac sells the paint and dyes for the colors you need
     
  3. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

    Here is one that I did.

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    I clear coated the body first with sanding sealer. Then I shot the whole body with amber tinted lacquer and did the edges with cherry red tinted lacquer. You might want to go with a thinned down cherry red and then shoot a heavier red at the edges to get that color of that guitar.

    I shot the edges straight on and shot the top and back form the middle of the guitar shooting toward the edge.

    I built the burst up slowly with thin coats spraying until I had the color I wanted. The burst looked ok after shooting it and it got better after laying some clear coat over it. When I wet sanded and buffed it the color really took off.
     
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  5. vtcyclist

    vtcyclist Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 19, 2008
    Vermont
    Thanks guys. I ordered some paint from StewMac. I have a bare tele body coming from a cheap purchase on Ebay. We will see how it all comes out.
     
  6. BritishBluesBoy

    BritishBluesBoy Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    And it's a real beauty!
     
  7. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

    Thanks BBB!
     
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