Refinish in Nashville

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by guitarbth, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. guitarbth

    guitarbth NEW MEMBER!

    May 9, 2010
    Franklin, TN
    Hello! Could anyone recommend a shop for refinishes in Nashville? I've got a 2001 natural Ash body Tele that I bought new, so it's been with me for awhile. I bought it because it just had a great feel to me, but the finish was never my favorite. I'm ready to change it to Blonde with a nitro finish.

    Who would you trust in Nashville?
  2. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    New Orleans, LA + in the
    Hello and Welcome!

    Nashville is just not the place I would look first.

    Too many dollars chasing too few guys with not enough time to please all their potential customers.

    I'd look for some old coot in Clarksville, Paducah, Pulaski or Wartburg.

    Maybe you should find a replacement body in the right color. Make sure the template for the bridge is the same.
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  3. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2015
    You can try Guitar Mill or Bluesman Vintage, see if those guys do that kind of work. IIRC there's a few other dudes. It's probably worth it to ask folks at some of the guitar shops too.

    You should be able to get someone to do a full job in reasonable time. Stripping that tele won't be fun though. I've got a guitar I want refinished but it really needs a top notch realistic looking job with suble relic etc...and most of the places are IMO sub par in that regard so I'm saving up over the next year to hopefully be able to afford historic makeovers.
  4. Andy B

    Andy B Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Mar 16, 2003
    Eugene Moles
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