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to burst, or not to burst, that is the question...

 
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To burst or not to burst
leave clear
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
1954 sunburst
37%
 37%  [ 3 ]
aged/un-aged cherryburst
37%
 37%  [ 3 ]
color burst (whatever color, blue, green, whatever)
25%
 25%  [ 2 ]
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Taiwan Luthier



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: to burst, or not to burst, that is the question... Reply with quote

The pictures of my body is in my sig... (a photobucket album)

There are a few ugly dark spots in the bottom of the body about 2 inches from where the strap buttom goes, and I have been thinking, the face and back looks real nice, I was wondering should I do a cherry burst, or aged cherry burst, or a 1954 strat sunburst (if you look at those 2004 50th anniversary strats... its a sunburst with a band of black and nothing else, on ash body) or leave as is and clearcoat. I wanted to add some color to make the body look a little more exciting and I was looking into some kind of a burst with an airbrush.

By the way thanks to 5 minute epoxy all the grains are filled... I hope they dont pop up later on though.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First vote cast. Cherryburst. I'd do aged.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say go for a blueburst or a redburst. I am partial to these I must say, but i think a color like this would keep the spots from sticking out. Check out both guitars on www.guitarfrenzy.com
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copy this:
http://www.elderly.com/vintage/names/fender-stratocaster-%281960%29--30U-13528.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RyanF wrote:
I say go for a blueburst or a redburst. I am partial to these I must say, but i think a color like this would keep the spots from sticking out. Check out both guitars on www.guitarfrenzy.com


the link's bad... it takes me to some sites with some links.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rahimiiii, I saw this and immediately thought of your spraying indoors problems and limited access to certain things. I wonder if this is something you might be able to use and be interested in. I have to admit, I have no idea how well this works but they clai it can be used to shoot lacquer, stains, water based finishes and oil-based paints. HVLP Gun
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joeglow wrote:
rahimiiii, I saw this and immediately thought of your spraying indoors problems and limited access to certain things. I wonder if this is something you might be able to use and be interested in. I have to admit, I have no idea how well this works but they clai it can be used to shoot lacquer, stains, water based finishes and oil-based paints. HVLP Gun


I dont do that many guitars... I only do like a few every maybe 4 months or so. I am good with spray paint because it works better and no clean up (cleaning airbrushes is enough of a chore and paint thinners isnt that cheap) and cheap hobby airbrushes serves my need just fine. I have learned to spray darker than I plan to however because it seems the subsequent coat of spray paint tends to dilute the dyes a bit and cause them to appear lighter. I dont know if that is really the case though. I rather avoid buying a compressor because its not something that I will be using all the time, and it is quite bulky as well. You know on a side note I wonder if anyone has a paschee VL or H type airbrush for sale that I can buy cheaper because only dealers will ship overseas on ebay, and they aren't any cheaper than regular dealers like dixie art...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, thought it might have interested you. I'll keep my open for you on airbrushes too.
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