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Old 01-06-2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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Les Paul Question

Hey guys I have about a 2006 Les Paul Special in need of a repaint and I have a few question. First what type of wood is this? It is kind of a red color and I was wondering if it would look good stripped and stained? Also if it wouldn't look good stained what type of paint is the original finish?
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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It''s mahogany, and i personally think it looks better stained. What color is it now? Pictures would help...
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:56 PM   #3
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Yes it is Mahogany. it is painted with Nitro based paint. You can find it here in rattle cans www.reranch.com
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I've been looking at pictures of the Mahogany I'm not sure I like it so I think I'll paint it. Also I thought they only used nitro paints on the older instruments?
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On second thought bleached mahogany looks great stained, compared to that red color you get without bleaching.
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I've been looking at pictures of the Mahogany I'm not sure I like it so I think I'll paint it. Also I thought they only used nitro paints on the older instruments?

Gibson still uses Nitro paint on just about every guitar they make, that is part of the reason they cost so much. A nitro-lacquer finish takes days to cure when a Poly based finish takes a few hours
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