Gibson Les Paul Gold Top Refinish




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dponzi56: Hi, great job. It looks beautiful. I was wondering if you could give me some pointers? I want to take the painted finish off of the neck of my melody maker. I want it natural, like your les paul. Did you use a chemical stripper on the neck? I want to take the finish from the back and sides of the headstock as well, without hurting the black front that has "Gibson" silk screened on it. Any thoughts? Thanks

Jay Salikin: Awesome! Great job! I'm currently doing the same thing and so far this video has helped immensely. The back turned out well, and I even did the front with some car paint (not really gold, but it was close). I now got my hands on some Reranch gold (hard to get in Canada), but am trying to figure out the best way to do it. I can't really tell from the video but are you sanding after the gold and before the clear coat, or do you clear coat right over the gold and then sand? Thanks!

Jerry Detrik: Great Job,Could you give me a some what of a quick rundown on how you did your buffing stages? That's where i run into troubles,I can prep and spray & wet sand just fine, but i just cant seem to buff the dam body's out to a high gloss Please help me out here, Thanks

Manu Gianello: Great job !

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!

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