#1
Hi, I have decided to do up an old guitar to use as a back up. It is a cheap one (epiphone les paul 100) and I have sandpapered the finish off it. I just want a plain wood finish. And as a test I covered a small area of the guitar using just normal wood varnish. It seems OK so can I cover the rest of it in this normal clear wood varnish or do I like need to use that nitro celulous laquer. Like I say, I know the proper guitar laquer is better but seeing as it is just a cheap backup guitar can I carry on using normal varnish?
Thanks in advance, Dave.
#2
You dont have to use lacquer, wood is wood finish it how you want.


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#4
laquer is laquer. its neither of those.
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#6
its a type of wood finish, more like varnish than paint, but different.
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#7
OK, but the question remains, can I just carry on using this normal wood varnish or do I need to switch to something like the nitro celulous stuff that Gibson uses.
#8
...that was answered. yes, you can use it. its a wood finish, isnt it? it will work.
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#9
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Well what is laquer then?


It is a varnish, you can buy it in different colors or in clear. Its about the same thing as what my grandpa used to call shellac. Basically a clear coat that dries hard and can be poilished.

EDIT: It doesn't have pigment in it like paint. At least I've never seen any like that.
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