78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by mgeek » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:56 am

Hmm that Wudtone stuff looks cool...been looking for an alternative to spraying for some builds I'm doing.

Any ideas if you could get a solid, flat black on mahogany if it was grain filled. levelled etc?

That's nowhere near the knottiest wood I've seen on a stripped seventies fender student grade btw...I'd go with solid blonde! Cool guitar

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by Johno » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:57 am

Still undecided on what colour to refinish this guitar in.... my daughter thinks LPB would look cool with some sparkle.... hmmm
Anyway I put it back together so I can play it, sounds & plays great.

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by 601210 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:39 am

LPB would be cool, the current LPB Duo Sonics are bitchin' IMO.

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by algeriet » Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:34 pm

Johno wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:57 am
Still undecided on what colour to refinish this guitar in.... my daughter thinks LPB would look cool with some sparkle.... hmmm
Anyway I put it back together so I can play it, sounds & plays great.

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Did anything happen with it? I think it looks crazy cool just like that. Just add a clear finish.

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by whitewatersky » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:20 pm

I love the knots and general colouring of that guitar...

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by HNB » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:23 pm

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by Sweetfinger » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:02 pm

Welcome to the beauty of Poplar. Those knots won't "bleach" out. What you'd have to do to hide them is prep the body, then paint the knots with a translucent white to bring them up to the color of the surrounding wood, or even blend in a solid area over them and brush or draw in fake grain lines over the spots, then continue with the finish over the entire body.

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by Johno » Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:40 am

algeriet wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:34 pm
Johno wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:57 am
Still undecided on what colour to refinish this guitar in.... my daughter thinks LPB would look cool with some sparkle.... hmmm
Anyway I put it back together so I can play it, sounds & plays great.

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Did anything happen with it? I think it looks crazy cool just like that. Just add a clear finish.
Nope, I grew to love it as is.... needs a new nut now.

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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:29 am

I'm not sure if I ever saw this.

Looks great & I bet it feels great too. I still think the Mustang is the perfect shape & sized Fender electric guitar.
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Re: 78 Fender Musicmaster refinish

Post by Johno » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:15 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:29 am
I'm not sure if I ever saw this.

Looks great & I bet it feels great too. I still think the Mustang is the perfect shape & sized Fender electric guitar.
Hmmmm..... You might be on to something, just realised 3 of my 5 guitars are Mustang shaped... ok one is a Mustang.

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