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    Refinishing a JP6 -- pic thread

    This one arrived sporting a not so good refinish in black & blue, along with a painted neck and a good amount of body damage from sanding. I'm going to strip it down, fix the issues with the body/neck, and give it a nice finish.

    As it arrived










    Yesterday I removed all the hardware, electronics, and the neck (this takes 15-20 minutes, tops).





    This morning before work I got out a paintbrush, paint stripper, a stainless bowl, some cardboard, and I commandeered an outside table.




    A good thick coat of paint stripper was brushed on and allowed to sit for 15 minutes.





    After 5 minutes you can tell it is working on the new finish - Keep in mind that this won't work on the original EBMM finish, sanding or a heat gun is the way to strip off the hard poly.





    After 15 minutes I hit it with the scraper.


    Birdseye alert!!!



    After a second round of the paint stripper and scraping it was down to the sealed body




    Last edited by PeteDuBaldo; 10-15-2019 at 09:54 AM.
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    Last edited by PeteDuBaldo; 07-03-2019 at 12:41 PM.
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    more extra space
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    I just can't imagine painting that neck... I'll be watching this one for sure.
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    I bet I am not the only one kicking themselves for not buying this after seeing that birdseye.
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    Nice!! Go for it Pete, make it what it's supposed to be.

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    Most interesting Pete, thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see how it will end up !
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    That top looks like it's BEGGING for a flamed maple veneer or something to help shore up that control cavity.

    I would LOVE to know what the previous owner(s) were thinking when they did this to an awesome guitar.

    THEY PAINTED OVER A BIRDS EYE MAPLE NECK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    That top looks like it's BEGGING for a flamed maple veneer or something to help shore up that control cavity.

    I would LOVE to know what the previous owner(s) were thinking when they did this to an awesome guitar.

    THEY PAINTED OVER A BIRDS EYE MAPLE NECK.
    I just came here to post that.

    The top of the body looks like a canoe from the over-sanding.

    The birdseye in the neck is tremendous.

    A figured top veneer might be amazing, but would be a lot of work
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    Pete you are the man this great to see and so sad that someone would do the things that have been done.

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    Veneer would be cool but I would just fill the bad spots in and do like a surf green or sonic blue.
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    Oh my...I cannot believe anyone would paint over a birdseye like that :/

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    great thread Pete.....!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    Update with a photo above with the neck being almost finished - it has fantastic birdseye! There are just a few faint spots of black remaining that I'll need to gently sand. The neck was in much better shape than I thought! It's the body that will take some serious work. I am keeping it in a hot car in the sun to try and dry out any moisture that might have entered the wood during the stripping process, the top seems to be settling down a bit. Maybe another day or two and it will finish leveling out - the worst area was the thin spot over the control cavity, it rippled like a wave!
    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
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    https://DUBALDOMUSIC.com! <--- My Store --->DuBaldo Music on Facebook & on twitter
    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details!
    pete@dubaldomusic.com <--- My email
    www.YELLOW9.com <--- My band

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    Great save... and fascinating to watch. Thanks Pete! Out of curiosity how are you planning on dealing with that thin area, especially where the knob holes are?

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