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Historic Makeovers - SG?

Tommy Tourbus

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Anyone have experience having a historic makeover done on a SG, or done a refin on one in general? My main concern would be how much sanding would be needed and if there's a danger in rounding off the bevels/edges/contours. It's also a 61 reissue and I wouldn't want the neck any slimmer than it already is.
 

TM1

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Tommy; I had my Historic ‘62 SG done by Kim! Very little sanding was needed as the Gibson lacquer comes off easily with using a stripper solution. They did reshape the neck to be like a vintage SG. It was great! I wish I had kept it… I sold it to get something else… But…the work they did was 1st class!
 

Tommy Tourbus

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Mine is a candy apple blue finish though, which is a silver paint base coat. I'm guessing they need to sand that off. I wish it was just a colored lacquer finish like cherry that they could just peel off with chemicals
 

Arnold M.

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I stripped an SG with a hair-dryer in one half hour from start to finish ... no sanding or danger of rounding off the bevels/edges/contours etc. etc.
 

scottjua

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I had mine done there. But I stripped it and did all the wood work myself prior. I fixed the bevels, etc. They replaced the board with Brazilian, but since I stripped it myself they didn’t need to do any sanding.

Stripping the old Nitro with acetone flashes off and doesn’t raise the grain, and leaves all the body work as-is.
 
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