And sometimes a guitar can sustain more serious damage requiring a structural repair — maybe a headstock or even body break. But is there any reason not to perform guitar finish repair? Can I perform a DIY guitar finish? And if I leave it to a professional luthier, what is a guitar refinish likely to cost?
What is the cost of refinishing a guitar – Guitar Fact
I've been building and repairing guitars for over forty years, first as a hobby and now as a small business, I rarely have more than a handful of projects on the go at any one time and this is how I like to keep it. So if you have a custom guitar build in mind, a restoration or vintage refinish then pick up the phone or email me. I also do the "day to day" stuff that your guitar will sometimes require, refret, set-ups, pickup swaps etc. What I don't do is any large volume, production line like stuff. I think you can gather from the web site that I really enjoy a challenge, for example recreating the Shergold Genesis twin necks which required a mass of one off components to be made. All my relic guitars are built as near as possible to the original specification, for a typical Blackguard telecaster the body will be light weight swamp ash, the neck American maple, vintage construction necks either curved board, slab board or one piece, only genuine manufacturers hardware is used wherever possible. Since each guitar is hand built specification changes can easily be accommodated, typically a flatter radius fretboard is popular with fatter frets.
Vintage refinishing is where it all started for us. It's what got us into this business and is still what we enjoy doing the most. We take great pride in our vintage refinishing work. If you have a vintage guitar and want a vintage refinishing job done to all of your specifications and want communication, feedback, and progress pictures during the process, then our vintage refinishing orders are for you. From closet clean to light, medium, or heavy wear; the choice is yours.
Refinishing antique guitar. I've been in the market for an antique parlor guitar And some with Brazilian Rosewood