#1
About a month ago I made a thread about sanding down my epiphone les paul and refinishing it.

The advice i received from this forum was invaluable, and I thank those of you who gave me pointers again.

I had originally chosen a wine red stain to replace the original black finish, but after removing the factory finish decided the wood wasn't really something I wanted to show off. It had a nice maple top, and nice mahogany sides back and neck, but it was several pieces put together and the places the wood met looked a little off. My runner up choice was solid white. Aside from the paint, I also bought new pickups (seymour duncan blackouts) and bought gold pickup rings from allparts

Here's how it turned out

Before:


After removing the factory finish:


Finished Product:




Costs:.
Pickups - 200$
Pickup rings - 40$ delivered
Primer, Paint & Clearcoat - 200$ at a local auto body shop
Total: 440$

Thanks again for the support and feedback I received from this forum. My end product might still only be an epiphone but i'd dare say it looks, sounds and plays as good as a guitar worth a LOT more.
#3
Damn, nice job....
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#4
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Damn, nice job....


I was about to thank you but then i read your footnote.....
#5
That came out incredible dude...

Awesome Job!!!...

nothing plays better than a guitar you put some TLC into...

Enjoy..
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#6
Quote by Papabear505
That came out incredible dude...

Awesome Job!!!...

nothing plays better than a guitar you put some TLC into...

Enjoy..


Quoted for truth

If I was planning on selling this thing, it would have been a total waste of money. But i'm not, so now i have one of the nicest les pauls to bear an epiphone logo. that i've seen, anyways.

These pics really don't do it justice. I used the same pearl white that is used on a lexus. It really shines when it hits the light.
#7
Quote by mike_oxbig
I was about to thank you but then i read your footnote.....


That compliment was legit man, lol, nice job.
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One time I saw a religious person eating so I don't do that anymore.
Quote by Joshua Garcia
Save water. Drink alcohol.