NortonDevon
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#1
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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String Theory
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#2
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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W4RP1G
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#3
Ibanez with an oil finish:



Looks good to me.
Last edited by W4RP1G at Jan 12, 2013,
oneblackened
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#4
Be forewarned that solid finish guitars tend to not be built of the prettiest wood ever.
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NortonDevon
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#5
That's what I'm afraid of.
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#6
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.
earthwormjim
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#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.