Epiphone LP 59 - complete refinish

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Yeah, great result! Personally, I would have a tint darker back and sides, but I wouldn't know how to do it, so kudos! 😎
 

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Yeah, great result! Personally, I would have a tint darker back and sides, but I wouldn't know how to do it, so kudos! 😎

Yes, I agree. The back and sides are a little too blonde. I would have preferred a slightly more golden brown. Having said that - it is growing on me! Photos don't quite do it justice.
 

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Wow!
Excellent job, congratulations.
It looks fantastic.
Just beautiful.
 

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I’m curious as to how you went about stripping your Sheraton (heat, chemicals, sanding)? It looks like a really clean job and you’ve got me wondering if I should do my 07 Sheraton, which has a bunch of finish flaking off around the neck pocket. I’ve heard so many horror stories about stripping semi/hollowbody guitars due to their laminated construction (and binding), so most attempts I’ve seen went the sanding route - but this often leaves obvious sand throughs where the top veneer was too thin. Either way, that’s a beautiful refin job and a beautiful guitar!!
 

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I’m curious as to how you went about stripping your Sheraton (heat, chemicals, sanding)? It looks like a really clean job and you’ve got me wondering if I should do my 07 Sheraton, which has a bunch of finish flaking off around the neck pocket. I’ve heard so many horror stories about stripping semi/hollowbody guitars due to their laminated construction (and binding), so most attempts I’ve seen went the sanding route - but this often leaves obvious sand throughs where the top veneer was too thin. Either way, that’s a beautiful refin job and a beautiful guitar!!
I just used a sanding block from Lowes :)

Pat
 

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Yes, I agree. The back and sides are a little too blonde. I would have preferred a slightly more golden brown. Having said that - it is growing on me! Photos don't quite do it justice.
I will respectfully disagree. I think it is common for LP to have a darker shade of wood, so wanting darker makes sense. However, the color of that wood is very attractive. It is more unique this way and who can argue with mother nature about looks?
 


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