black-mamba
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2012
30 IQ
#1
Hi, Im looking to buy an acoustic with a longer neck than my nylon-stringed so my searching around has come to these two instruments.

The D10 is used, and according to the seller 5 years old (which means the top is probably laminated ) and sells for 130$. It is in "very nice condition" according to him.

The D7 or WD7, sorry for confusing anyone, is new from the store, has a solid spruce-top and is priced at 114$. Its in matte black, I HATE BLACK! Fortunately I would gladly repaint the top of it, and would like to hear you all's opinion on repainting acoustic top-planks(? or whatever theyre called, lol). Im not gonna go for a Mona Lisa but just add some brightness.

I would really prefer solid-tops, if I had a choice.

Could everyone please give theyre opinion on the difference between the D7 and D10's as models?

Please keep in mind that the D10 is 5 years old and thus only a laminate-top.

Really appreciate all advice! Thanks! Adam
black-mamba
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2012
30 IQ
#2
What I would do is when repainting the D7 would be to sand the paint off the top, if it is possible remove the scratch-plate, perhaps just sand off enough paint to make it look like sunburst, stain it, and clear-coat it. Only the top-surface.

Possible?
patticake
Acoustic Goddess
Join date: Jun 2009
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#3
don't sand the guitar - that's a terrible idea. most paint or finish is going to harm the tone, sometimes a lot. most clear coat is heavier and thicker than guitar finish. btw, if you sand the guitar, there's a chance you may find the top wood doesn't look good - after all, they wouldn't have to use the good looking stuff where no one is going to see it.
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black-mamba
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2012
30 IQ
#4
Dont care at all how it looks, just dont want a black guitar. All I was thinking of doing was getting off the black paint, do some light staining, and just sealing it in, Im not making it a time-capsule, it seems like many people are clear-coating acoustics based on my google finds.

Now, that you said it, I'll make sure I'll try to make it as thin as possible.

Any other thoughts, please????
black-mamba
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Join date: Apr 2012
30 IQ
#5
Damnit, just read that clear-coating is mother****er. I hate mother****as.

Let me think.. sanding, staining, brushing on clear, sanding again, and clear-coating again.

Dont need to be perfect, just I'm happy with it. Somewhat.
Addonexus408
Bay Area Thrash
Join date: Nov 2011
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#6
Whatever you do keep the coat as light as possible, let the guitar breathe
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