1981 LS 50 (Refinished in Shellac - Goldtop)

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mattbarlow
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1981 LS 50 (Refinished in Shellac - Goldtop)

Post by mattbarlow » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:07 am

Hello!

Its been long since this project was finished but every time I play the guitar I like it even more!

I got a 1981 LS 50 in junk condition - top was stripped and the back was painted in something like a black marker on top of the red poly paint.

I sanded the top and back all the way and refinished it in Shellac.
I also painted the top gold with a water based color (base finish shellac - gold paint - and final finish layers shellac)

It looks so nice and feels perfect in the hand (the phone pics don't do much justice but I think you can see it's a beautiful guitar!)

ImageP_20180918_135554 by Alexandros G, on Flickr

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Post by felixcatus » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm

Very nice. 8)

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Post by marcusnieman » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:01 am

Very nice.... I far prefer a light back goldtop than a dark or black back.

mattbarlow
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Post by mattbarlow » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:55 am

thanks so much!

I love the natural shellac color of the back and neck,
how do you like the gold color?

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Post by aroomstudios » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:03 pm

I like the gold. I have a 2010 p90 gold top and never like the dark color back on it.

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:16 pm

That's sweet. I'm in the light back GT camp myself. Damn nice back on that LS50. Looks Honduran ?? Beautifully matched as well.

Nice job.

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