Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Refinish




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Joshua Pitt: looking good

j1nt3tsu: i have a goldtop lpj that i want to refinish in gold. some of the edges are strarting to green and alot of the paint has begun to rot where my flesh touches the top edge. can I just spray Reranch goldtop paint on my already existing finish? my goal is to get a decent gold finish and then clear coat it for protection against regular playing.

Jimmy Lee Van De Putte: Do you just paint on a binding? My computer or youtube is a little fuzzy, I blame youtube. If so, why not minus the grain look? Just curious. The binding among many other things make a studio or cheaper Les Paul look so much different. I had a keen eye for details as far back as H.S. late 60's. Like wide binding, cheaper binding not up around the frets and worst they, not only Japanese copies missed, bridge and knob placement. Aslo I believe in the old school bridge setting, poles straight into the guitar body. No bushings. If going so far the old ABR-1 is best to most liking and if a small dowel does the trick, why not. I started playing around with Gibson's because of their mistakes and easily broken SG's etc. Not to mention 90% or more were red! Agai, now that I learned after watching your first video that you are doing this as a small business, I will send you some until you say stop! Take it easy. Refinishing guitars is almost second to none but vintage muscle cars! Close second though!

Mox_au: looks amazing....my dream guitar

Harm Directeur: very cool!

BarrettK1ng: Reminds me of a 57 les Paul very nicely done I nearly killed over at first but in the end it was a very beautiful refin

MrPhrozin: I nearly fell over with shock pulling out a brand new Gibson and hit it with paint sripper but not to worry you did a great job wouldn't be to many guy would have the balls to do that more power to ya man

paul1060: wow. great job. looks hot. is that catalyzed polyurethane for the clear coat? or just regular poly?

TheJbenwaa: Videos like this give me the refinish bug! I've used Reranch on Fenders I've worked on and it's a great product!

Raoul Ursum: Nice paint job! Do you know which paint they use for the Gibson lpj 2015 vintage sunburst perimeter satin?

mmoris1360: Great job. I wish I had the skills to to that on my guitar too

Josh Brown: Really incredible. Question-There is a 2014 melody maker at the local GC that I was musing over. Its the crappy, dull, gray....I wanna say satin finish. How much would you charge to turn it into a gold top? 

Bailey Woodroffe: Just about to pick up a Les paul 70s tribute goldtop. In love with the guitar, i just don't think I can stand the dark back on the thing. Would it be possible to alter the wood to look nice and light like in this video without messing up the top itself, or would you have to redo the entire guitar?

Oppanator: Beautiful work! The finish on my '69 Black Beauty Les Paul has recently begun chipping and cracking. I've had it since '83, and the only thing left on it that's original is the wood. Everything else has been changed at least once. So, in other words, I'm not concerned with keeping it a museum piece. I'm thinking it's second life will be as a gold top, so your video has been great inspiration. I'll be gigging with it all summer, but by late fall, I should have time for the refinishing project. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks again for your terrific post!

Don Rossington: What color gel stain is that?

Dylan Davison: Hey. Real question. I had a Tele and gave it to a friend that paints cars. He used car paint (white) and he just painted over the old paint. It seriously turned out amazing. So my question is - I have a strat body (sunburst) and want to order paint from Reranch and paint over the old paint (rather that strip the old paint). Is there a problem with this? It would save me time and money to not strip. Thanks!

Billy4269: This looks amazing, I plan on doing the exact same thing to my satin cherry les paul once it gets warmer out....I know exactly how to do the top and paint it gold but i'm not too sure how to get the back to be that natural yellowish brown color like you have in this video. How exactly do you achieve that finish on the back? The back of mine is cherry red with open grain you can feel all the little holes and stuff in it. Grain filler and then a dye??? 

Cap10 Barbossa: Great job man Keep it up !!!!

Ralf Bokelberg: Great music! Awesome Job on the guitar. I have this 83 lp standard which could use a bit of love too.

Fernando Posada: Thanks for the video. I'm lloking to refinish my melody maker from the original white to a vintage TV yellow, as you see it on Les Paul Juniors and specials. How do you think I could manage to get that look? Thanks again!

Holiday: We don\t make alot, but our group do get to travel frequently. Just this year we went to Bangkok to get pictures and their holiday schedules. We are still in a growing phrase so best we can aim for is break even. I think everyone have to overcome the same type of challenge when starting something new. Don\t give up!
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