Redoing just the front of a 14 SG

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  1. Old Tickers

    Old Tickers New Member

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    Cheers all.

    I want to go from the all black version to the brown/black version (please look at my avatar) by removing/sanding/steel wool the lacquer and staining.

    Anyone tried it?

    Thanks

    Crazy Ed
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    You can really only get that effect by stripping back the whole body and spraying the burst. You'll probably get the hang of it in a couple of dozen goes. I can't think of any way to achive that smooth blend with normal staining techniques.
     
  3. Derald

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    My advice: sell the black one and buy the ‘vintage burst’ one you like. 2017 SG Special came in that color.
     
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    Sell the black and buy the sunburst. I recently bought the Special T on sunburst for $615 on reverb. Absolutely flawless and a hell of a deal.
     
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    If you want a transition between black and brown you'll most likely have to strip the whole guitar for it to look good. (or at least be prepared to if it fails) If not, then you can sand the top, grain fill, stain and clear coat it.
     
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    You are going to do something about you will regret. Trust me.
     
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