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#1
can i? to get rid of all the abuse it went through. its bout 15 years old. and the sunburst doesnt really work for me, so can i repaint it and how??
#2
You could rattle can it(spray paint)...It all depends on what kind of guitar...Is it a peice of ****? If so it doesn't really matter how you paint it!!

I actually kind of like the wear and tear look after a guitar gets a lot of abuse so its all a matter of opinion!
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#3
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You could rattle can it(spray paint)...It all depends on what kind of guitar...Is it a peice of ****? If so it doesn't really matter how you paint it!!

I actually kind of like the wear and tear look after a guitar gets a lot of abuse so its all a matter of opinion!


if it sounds decent and everything the battered look is kinda cool... you could just stain the wood or carefully sand out the blemishs and spray some clear coat on it and buff it out... im not a wood worker
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#4

head stock....thought of changing tuners


front


back


side


whole thing

i thought o painting it cream or white with black binding. but how to do the binding??
do i have to sand everything down before i paint?? and what type of paint?
#5
That thing's great!

Don't repaint it. Whatever you do now in regards to repainting it will affect the tone, and probably muffle it and make it sound pretty bad. I would leave it as it is.
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#8
erm...cause i dont really like the sunburst. and theres scratches, dings, dents which can be removed with a refinish. the tone isnt really a top quality guitar tone. i just talked to the old woman who gave it to me yesterday, she said it was her fathers. and she's old....so im guessin 40-55 years old actualy. she said her dad had it even before she was born. so instead of repainting, how do i get rid of the scratches, and dings, and dents, and how do i repair the fret board or make it better?? plus, can i lower the action?? its seriously high now....
#11
If you repaint the guitar will will not sound the same. Regular spray paint will ruin the guitar so don't use that. Use the special spray laquers from www.stewmac.com On an electric guitar the finish isn't as vital but on an acoustic you will ruin the tone if you don't use something that is specialy designed for instruments.
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#12
Alternatively, I bet you could sell it for a bit, and buy a new guitar with the money.
#13
I wouldn't fix that sucker up if I were you. If it's as old as you say, you could get a pretty penny for it. Just take it to a shop and have them lower the action and put some new strings on it and it should sound and play nice. That thing's gorgeous.
#14
the thing is obese....well, i might try to sell it but i dont know anybody who'd want an old guitar around my place. plus, i think its a low end guitar during the olden times, cause its not that great, juz an okay sound coming from it. and guys, how bout the fret board?? i wanna make it darker and nicer it looks and feel.
#16
That guitar is awesome. Don't do a thing to it. It'll turn heads for sure. If you paint it it will screw up the tone and you'll be turning heads, . . . away.
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#18
I would buy it if you lived near me.
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#19
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how bout the fret board? how do i make it better??



didnt read the rest of the thread so this may have been said, but next time you change the strings (looks like that should be soon) lem oil the fretboard. most guitar shops will have it, its a lemon extract and some synthetic stuff, it basically is like a moisturizer/cleaner for the fretboard, you spray it on, let it settle into the neck for a while (thats an old guitar, and probably hasnt been lem oiled, so you should probably let it set for a good while, 15-30 minutes) then wipe it off with a soft cloth or paper towels, till its dry and you arent still getting dirt and grime off the neck when you wipe it.


trust me, that will make the neck look and feel a million times better

and do not paint that guitar
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#20
Quote by StaggHound
That thing's beat up and beautiful! Don't change a thing about it!



My point exactly...painting it would be horrible. Thats like repainting the mona lisa...You just can't!!
Why "Emo"? What the hell are they? A crossbreed between manic depressives and the crow?!LOL!!

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#21
Quote by de.sandman
....fret board tips anyone....??



Not much you can do to a fretboard unless you want to replace the fretboard. Thats expensive tho.
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#22
That's a strange looking guitar, who is it by?

And like everyone else has said, don't touch the finish, it looks good.
#25
Quote by CorduroyEW
Not much you can do to a fretboard unless you want to replace the fretboard. Thats expensive tho.


and it would ruin the appeal of that guitar.

just lem oil it, trust me
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#26
Don't, don't, don't repaint that PLEASE!! I'll buy it from you if need be, PM me if you wan't to sell it.
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#27
omg, please don't touch that thing anymore. you could sell that at a vintage guitar sumit for lots of dough and buy one you like. PLEASE dont TOUCH IT WITH ANYTHING! sell it to Algee for all I care, but don't change it!
#28
DON'T REPAINT IT


You could sell it if you really don't like the look of it.


I'd buy it off of you if I had money. But if you have an asking price, please send me a PM. I'd be able to scrape some money together for that beautiful looking guitar.
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#29
Quote by pyromaniac7234
DON'T REPAINT IT


You could sell it if you really don't like the look of it.


I'd buy it off of you if I had money. But if you have an asking price, please send me a PM. I'd be able to scrape some money together for that beautiful looking guitar.

Dibs!!! lol
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#30
Quote by AlGeeEater
Don't, don't, don't repaint that PLEASE!! I'll buy it from you if need be, PM me if you wan't to sell it.


u serious?? i live in malaysia....

thats in asia....

oh well....

oh and thnx for the lemon oil tip guys, gonna get it when i visit the music store.

but whats so special bout this guitar anyways??
why is everybody against the idea of repainting (excluding the tone change)??

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That's a strange looking guitar, who is it by?


i dont know. theres no brand on the headstock or anywhere else....
#31
Because the the guitar looks worn in and played. It looks like it's been well taken care of but used and that is the exact loook most guitar players want.
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#32
Quote by de.sandman
u serious?? i live in malaysia....

thats in asia....

oh well....

oh and thnx for the lemon oil tip guys, gonna get it when i visit the music store.

but whats so special bout this guitar anyways??
why is everybody against the idea of repainting (excluding the tone change)??


i dont know. theres no brand on the headstock or anywhere else....


Well, it just looks really unique.

Also, rock on, man. Where in the delta ya from? I got kin in PJ.

But mainly... That guitar just looks incredibly strange, and incredibly nice. Dings and scratches can add or take away from a guitar... In this case, they definately add character.
#34
Of course, man.

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#36
I'm a OBC, I guess. I've only been over a couple times to see family.

Of course, last time I was over, I'm pretty sure Heavy Metal had been banned in Malaysia because of some festival that turned into a riot or something... My family's always been big on English, so I couldn't actually read all the coverage.

I also found it amazing that The Star had a wrestling column every week! Freaky!
#37
oh yea i remembered that. haha. funny article they printed in the papers. bout how heavy metal was against islam and all. great knowing theres somebody here who's actualy closer to home. i thought everyone here were from europe, US, etc
#38
well... I am from Europe :p

UK specifically.


I feel sorry for Malay guitarists! You must have to change strings so often!
#39
Quote by AlGeeEater
Dibs!!! lol


I SAW IT FIRST!

(well I guess not because you posted before me, buts it's all I could come up with)
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#40
You can have it, paying for shipping and taxes isn't worth that much
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