1959 Epiphone Outfit Project “Fiddy9”

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looks pretty golden as is. and it's plenty shiny.
 

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Its got a cheek dimple. Are going to age it ? Not the dimple, the gold ...
 

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Its got a cheek dimple. Are going to age it ? Not the dimple, the gold ...
Yeah that was because of a little mishap while I was stripping. I am gonna do a little aging to it, not a lot. As you can see by her sister, I tend to get heavy handed. (But with my Gibson, a lot of the dings, dents and scratches were there already and the top is heavily figured so I didn’t want to fill it, but I wanted some of the top to show)
 

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So the paint took a $#!+ so I scrubbed it off. It’s cool tho... I got better plans
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I would probably stain it in a color that's unusual.
 

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I would probably stain it in a color that's unusual.
That would be a cool idea, but this is still under a coat of poly. I just need to get some self etching paint.
 

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Well... this is the kinda look I’m going for.
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And....

As always, there’s plenty of poly for me to sand back to....
 

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I’m guessing it’s the little strip nearest the edge. It’s not too terribly thick, but the poly could stop a missile. The pen is pointing at the seam of the maple chunks that were glued together to make the top. View attachment 14641

There is one of these for sale out of Canada that the top had the veneer removed. You can see the strips of maple. Kinda reminds me of the Norlin finishes of the 70’s.

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That Les Paul has the finish I have always dreamt of...
I thought that was what Butterscotch truly was, but every Butterscotch finish I have seen has never looked like that.

I must have seen it somewhere in the 70’s going by what you guys have said about something called “Norlin”

I went back to look at it again on Reverb and it was already sold. So I grabbed a couple of screen shots, just in case I could ever get the funds to pull that off. Of course I would send it to a pro.

I can’t understand how the seller had that done and still could sell it for a grand and make a profit...??!!

Pat
 

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What did you finish sand with before spraying? I’d recommend finishing with 400-800 grit paper. Shouldn’t have any problems adhering unless there’s a reaction to the poly.
 

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What did you finish sand with before spraying? I’d recommend finishing with 400-800 grit paper. Shouldn’t have any problems adhering unless there’s a reaction to the poly.
It was the paint. It was craft paint, not Krylon. I hit it with kryon this time after sanding. I’m done messing with it.

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