#1
Well about 10 months or so ago I bought this acoustic/electric off eBay for $43.00. I didn't really own a decent acoustic and I figured that I'd give this one a try considering it was so cheap. It's a Nikko 41 inch steel string Acoustic Electric roundback guitar with a built in ceramic piezo under-saddle bridge pickup and passive tone and volume controls. The back and sides are constructed of an ABS plastic. It's a pretty decent guitar considering how much I paid for it. I loaned it to a friend who was learning guitar for about 5 months and he gave it a pretty ****ty home. As you can see there are some gouges, some cigarette burns, and some burns that look like they were from a lighter. He gave it back to me and I was just kind of awstruck. I've been doing alot of guitar work as far as re-painting, re-wiring, and such lately and I figured it was a better time than any to give my Nikko acoustic a little make-over. New paint/stain, new tuners, maybe some new electronics.

Here are a few pics...

Body


Neck/Headstock


Neck taped up, ready to sand


What to use?


This should do it


Applied
#2
Dried


Now the body


All done


Problem!!! Different woods.


This could help


Or not...


Oh well, I'll figure something out. We don't mess around.


I havent run into many problems besides to the whole color difference between the woods. I figure with a few more light coats of the Mahogany stain I'll get a little closer to the headstock stain.

Also, anyone have any idea as to what the top may be made of?

I'm also thinking about painting something on the guitar. Maybe a nature scene of some sort. I took an advanced painting class for a year or so, I think I could come up with something interesting. We'll see.

Any ideas, suggestions, or comments are welcome.
#3
I don't have any ideas or suggestions but I would love to see that guitar when you are finished. Post some pictures
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