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    Refinish question

    I have a really nice MM Albert Lee SSS model with maple neck in metallic silver. I truly hate the color. Am I crazy for thinking about having it professionally repainted? I am pretty certain I will never be selling this guitar (or its evil twin my HH Albert Lee). So, resale is not a big issue.

    Not sure if I want to do something subdued like shoreline gold, seafoam green or a sonic blue, or whether I want to get kind of wild with a fiesta red, metallic purple, aztec gold, etc.

    Thoughts?

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    Marty Bell is da man for a refinish. Marty Bell Finishing - PREMIER GUITAR FINISHING
    AL SSS BFR Pinkburst
    AL SSS Neptune Blue
    AL HH Starry Night
    AL HH Candy Apple Red
    AL MM90 Sparkle Turquoise
    L3 HSS Olive Gold

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    Absolutely go for it!
    The hardest part is deciding which color will make you happy...for the long run.
    imho - flashy fancy colors often thrill me at the moment, but it's easy to tire of them too (like your silver, which I dig...)
    'classic' classy finishes are called 'classic' for a reason....

    Post pics...before & after!!
    Balls are Best!!

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    Candy finishes (candy apple red etc.) work well over silver...
    Where's your Majesty?

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    How about some pics of the silver AL so we can talk you out of it?

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    Sometimes a color we might not love can be seen in a different light when other things change the context. Have you considered changing some other aspects such as pickguard, knobs, switches, strap, and/or pickup covers?
    "The more of our stuff you have the more awesomely freaky you become." -- BP

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    +1 on Marty Bell.



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    I'll third Marty Bell. If you look at the gallery on his website under the "Traditional" category, about halfway down is my old Sub1 that he painted Pagan Gold.

    EDIT: Jeff, just noticed your brandywine silhouette on his page. too cool!
    Last edited by GoKart Mozart; 01-27-2017 at 12:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agt View Post
    Sometimes a color we might not love can be seen in a different light when other things change the context. Have you considered changing some other aspects such as pickguard, knobs, switches, strap, and/or pickup covers?
    Definitely ... but nothing hides that (my opinion) hideous metallic silver!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twang Banger View Post
    Definitely ... but nothing hides that (my opinion) hideous metallic silver!


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    Why don't you throw a photo up? Maybe someone would switch bodies with you.
    Greg

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