Modern Gretsch Guitars

It is a Fender color.

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Blues in the Night, Don’t It Make, Love Is Blue, Blue Is the Color of my True Love’s Hair.

Could be a box set. Calling Dr M and Ed Ball!

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Curt, that is stunning! It must be tedious work masking off the logo and binding.

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Curt, that is stunning! It must be tedious work masking off the logo and binding.

– Jeff H

It is tedious but not difficult. When inlays were inlays there was a defined edge so you could just paint over it and scrap off the paint. The old 3M Fine Line tape works well if you're patient. You should be able to see the tape on part of the H.

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Then once it's opaque with color it needs a coat or two of clear. The clear keeps the color encapsulated so you're not constantly tacking off paint dust. Also, the tape leaves a hard edge that needs to be addressed along with some color bleed.

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If you look at this picture you can see it looks a little rough and if you look close I accidentally sanded some of the translucent gold off the letter C.

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The C was an easy fix mixing up a couple drops of matching color then about seven coats of nitrocellulose lacquer.

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Freakin Wow!

Somebody is going to be very Happy!


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