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Old 01-12-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Mahogany Natural Finish

My question is basically whether Mahogany typically looks good as a natural finish. I'm contemplating stripping the paint off of my guitar for a natural wood look.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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Each piece of wood will look different. Typically, the best looking pieces will be saved for a finish that will allow one to see the grain.

Try it out your self, there will be no other way to determine if you like the natural grain of your guitar.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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Looks good to me.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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Be forewarned that solid finish guitars tend to not be built of the prettiest wood ever.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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That's what I'm afraid of.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #6
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You'll most likely find some kind of wood sandwich underneath the paint. It's not so bad, with a fair amount of sanding and leveling you won't even notice the joints.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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I just did it to an Agile. I messed up around the edges and ****ed up MAJOR with a heatgun, but I like it.

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:15 AM   #8
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I just did it to an Agile. I messed up around the edges and ****ed up MAJOR with a heatgun, but I like it.



The scorching should sand away.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:39 AM   #9
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It goes all the way through that layer and onto the next in some places, I'm leaving it.
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