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1981 LS 50 (Refinished in Shellac - Goldtop)

 
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mattbarlow
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject: 1981 LS 50 (Refinished in Shellac - Goldtop) Reply with quote

Hello!

Its been long since this project was finished but every time I play the guitar I like it even more!

I got a 1981 LS 50 in junk condition - top was stripped and the back was painted in something like a black marker on top of the red poly paint.

I sanded the top and back all the way and refinished it in Shellac.
I also painted the top gold with a water based color (base finish shellac - gold paint - and final finish layers shellac)

It looks so nice and feels perfect in the hand (the phone pics don't do much justice but I think you can see it's a beautiful guitar!)

P_20180918_135554 by Alexandros G, on Flickr

P_20180918_135707 by Alexandros G, on Flickr

P_20180918_135719_1_p by Alexandros G, on Flickr
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felixcatus
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.... I far prefer a light back goldtop than a dark or black back.
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mattbarlow
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks so much!

I love the natural shellac color of the back and neck,
how do you like the gold color?
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aroomstudios
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the gold. I have a 2010 p90 gold top and never like the dark color back on it.
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brokentoes
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's sweet. I'm in the light back GT camp myself. Damn nice back on that LS50. Looks Honduran ?? Beautifully matched as well.

Nice job.
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