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What to do with this pine body?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jrdamien, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. jrdamien

    jrdamien Tele-Meister

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    Here's one of several bodies I've got for some builds. This one is reclaimed southern yellow.

    Strip it and refinish or leave it as is?

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  2. GunsOfBrixton

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    I'd leave it as it is and spray it with a transparent color. (Red is what comes to mind first)

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    If it were mine, I wouldn't do anything beyond what's needed to protect the wood - that black grain pattern is gorgeous!
     
  4. jrdamien

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    Ya - I'm thinking just a coat of oil or poly.
     
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    I am with FastMatt!
     
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    clear coat nitro
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  7. jrdamien

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    :idea:
     
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    rattle can works fine if you don't have a spray set up.
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  9. jrdamien

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    What good wipe on options are there? Minwax poly?
     
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    I would definitely let the beauty of that wood show thru with as little obstruction as possible. That is going to be one gorgeous guitar!
     
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    brush on some lacquer.
     
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    Some clearcoat...that's it!


    Beautiful plank of wood you've got there!
     
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    I like natural southern yellow pine.

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  14. jrdamien

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    Now that I have the body there's a lot of unevenness in the grain. I actually like it. Gives it a texture. I'll sand it down some but is there any harm in no filling the grain?
     
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    If you don't know what to do with it, send it to me, I'll think of something!:D Seriously Minwax lacquer comes in spray cans (black label) and is available at Walmart. YOu could use laquer sanding sealer first to seal and level the body, then spray it with lacquer.
     
  16. jrdamien

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    I sanded it down to level it some. Now there is some green streaking. It's too old to be green in the wood so I'm thinking it must be a level of paint that was on there at some point in its history.
     
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    Yeah I agree with clearcoat... its got a lot of character as is!
     
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    That is beautiful Colt!! Ya, Tele's look awesome with just a humble clear finish, maybe a little tint here or there - it's kind of the tele attitude - nothin' fancy... just lots of simple beauty.
     
  19. jrdamien

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    Here she is sanded, bathed in mineral spirits, and finished with feed n wax.

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    I left a lot of texture on the body - it's far from smooth. Thoughts? Do I sand more and give it a harder finish, or just use it as is?

    It's very hard pine. After sanding I think there's many layers and many years of lacquers and paint on it and in it. You can see some of the green stripes.
     
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    I think it looks sweet just as it is..Your the guy thats looking and playing it at the end of the day. Looking forward to seeing it completed.
     
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