Just finished a refin/relic job on this, former, shiny white Mex Strat.The refin is done in ice blue nitrocellulose with a clearcoat of vintage amber nitrocellulose.Cured under blacklight to achieve the greenish look, that 40 years of playing, will do to that color. The crackling of the paint is done by rapid downcooling using compressed air.Back of neck is stripped of lacker, color stained and given a few layers of tru-oil.
Tonight, I work as a Paint – “Stripper”Relieving this 62 RI strat for it’s thick plastic finish, so it can breathe again.Next up, is a new nitro paint job.
Cutting out the bodies for a swamp ash Stratocaster and a black limba Telecaster.
This is one of my own personal guitars. 1963 Fender Stratocaster bought as a refin. Now was the time for a new skin. Sherwood green is a even cooler color than I thought it would be. And I’m very happy with the result. 😀
This is gonna be a kick-ass swamp-ash Strat.🤩
Just stained it. Now I’m in process of applying blonde shellac.
Winding pu’s for a new swamp ash strat.. coming soon😊
Next order of business on King Bees nice and refinished Strat is the refretting of the neck.
The most recent guitar in the shop – King Bee’s Stratocaster, getting a refinishing with Nitro Vintage White, has not just been sitting on a shelf, before coming to MadebyBruun. It’s been out in the world earning its makeover. We see it here in a couple of YouTube videos.
Notice the little nick on the body. It’s visible also in the before-shot on the makeover post.
Here it is being played by Texan Blues guitarist Alan Haynes in 2013
In this next clip the guitar is being played by Omar Dykes when Omar and the Howlers visited Mik Schacks TV program Public Service.
Link to the makeover post at MadebyBruun.
These vintage guitars live in the workshop where they spread joy and inspiration to customers and craftsmen alike.
This is Kingbees Stratocaster who is in for an upgrade including refin in Nitro and new fretts.