As you can see, I didn’t use any specialist tools, just some blades, a few rolls of masking tape and seven aerosols – black, amber, medium brown clear, two tinted clears and two clears. A big thanks goes to Steve Robinson (www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk) for the lacquer, dye and some great advice. Please buy a decent breathing mask before spraying nitrocellulose, because it’s extremely hazardous to health.
Although the guitar was looking fabulous, all that lacquer needed to cure and shrink back before embarking on the final polish. Next month, we’ll complete the finish and reassemble the guitar with some amazing relic parts.