1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by fernieite » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:38 pm

Kinda like this? (minus the vibrola)

https://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-sg-ju ... elham-blue
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by squarewave » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:38 am

Jim Goad wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Colour test on some scrap pine. I’m going to shoot an extra coat of blue and 2 extra coats of tinted clear because I want deeper, more green Finish.

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Sweet dude. Thinking of doing a sparkle green on my jnr build. That blue will look great
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Spook » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:12 am

I have a 2019 pelham sg special, it looks great but a tinted clear would tie it together
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:19 pm

fernieite wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:38 pm
Kinda like this? (minus the vibrola)

https://www.gbase.com/gear/gibson-sg-ju ... elham-blue
Yep, but a little less green than that one. It will gradually go more green over time so I don’t want to over tint it. I briefly considered putting the Maestro from my Epi Olympic on but don’t want to change the feel too much.
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Sweet dude. Thinking of doing a sparkle green on my jnr build. That blue will look great
Ooh sparkle green will be snazzy. I almost went for Inverness green but it can look a tad murky sometimes.
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I have a 2019 pelham sg special, it looks great but a tinted clear would tie it together
The top coat will yellow over time. Or leave it in full sun for a month and blow cigarette smoke on it every day. :freakout:
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:24 pm

Roughly shaped and cut brass nut. I’ll fine tune it once it’s fully installed.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by fernieite » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:04 pm

Hey Jim,
Here's a 65 for reference. Seems to be more blue than the other one I linked. :badteeth:
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:31 pm

^Yeah that one’s not yellowed much.

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Spraying began today! A couple of bits of dust to sand off an an annoying glob of lacquer on the front. I’ll sand tomorrow and shoot 1 final colour coat from a fair distance to let the metallic flakes stand up on the finish. I really want it to pop.
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by fernieite » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:15 pm

Man, it's looking great!
For a second I thought this was you: 64 junior and Pelham blue refin!
https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/64-sg ... vy.441702/
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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by fernieite » Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:46 pm

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Re: 1964 Gibson SG Junior restoration

Post by Jim Goad » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:25 pm

fernieite wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:15 pm
Man, it's looking great!
For a second I thought this was you: 64 junior and Pelham blue refin!
https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/64-sg ... vy.441702/
Argh!!!! Why would anyone do that? Luckily mine has been very carefully sanded on its previous refinish and I’ve been super careful with stripping too.
Really pissed off with that lacquer blob Just behind the bridge though. Everything was perfect until the final pass on the front and I accidentally let the tip of my glove hang over the nozzle. I’ve had to sand back almost to the sealer to get it out and buy another can of blue lacquer. Metallic Nitro is fucking unforgiving!
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