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Vintage Restorations

First things first. Since I specialize in vintage restorations, I NEVER refinish a vintage guitar that still has its original finish. I only refinish guitars that have been already stripped, refinished, or structurally altered. I have spent the last 25 years researching the processes that various guitar manufacturers used to finish their instruments. I may lightly force a finish to crack, BUT I don't relic my guitars for 2 main reasons.

1) I primarily restore player guitars for "players" and natural wear always looks better.

2) Personally I think they look cheesy.

I have nothing against those who do I just think I would feel stupid doing it... Like I was "corking my bat" or something.

This site shows a small sample of some of my restorations over the years many of my early years of refinishing are well documented.

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` 65 Telecaster (Firemist Silver)

Refinished: 68 Telecaster (Firemist Silver)

Restored Jazzmaster

Restored: 1961 Jazzmaster

` 65 Telecaster (Blonde)

Finished: 65 Telecaster (Blonde)

Refinished Stratocaster

Finished: A real Jacked up 62 Stratocaster

64 Telecaster (Blonde)

Finished: 64 Telecaster (Blonde)

A real Jacked up 63 Jazzmaster

Finished: A real Jacked up 63 Jazzmaster

Carved up Gibson Les Paul

Completed: Carved up Gibson Les Paul

Gretsch Cadillac Green

Finished: Gretsch Cadillac Green

63 Jaguar Candy Apple Red

63 Jaguar (Candy Apple Red)

67 Telecaster (Blonde)

67 Telecaster (Blonde)

68-Telecaster (Teal Green)

68-Telecaster (Teal Green)

Telecaster (Blonde)

68 Telecaster (Blonde)

62 Reissue Stratocaster (Fiesta Red)

62 Reissue Stratocaster (Fiesta Red)

65-Jaguar (Lake Placid Blue)

65-Jaguar (Lake Placid Blue)

64 Jaguar (Burgundy Mist)

64 Jaguar (Burgundy Mist)

66-Telecaster (Surf Green)

66-Telecaster (Surf Green)

67-Rickerbacker 360/12 (Jet Glow)

67-Rickerbacker 360/12 (Jet Glow)

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