How to create a perfect nitrocellulose guitar finish. In the first part of this tutorial I will show you how to prepare a guitar body (or neck) for finishing. I'm using a body that requires grain filling, since the quality of this job really determines the quality of your finish in the end. Take your time in the preparation stage and you will be rewarded with a perfect, high gloss shine. Support Lone Star Guitars: 🤍🤍patreon.com/lonestarguitars Products used in this tutorial (I am not affiliated with any of these stores): Nitrocellulose lacquer (UK/EU): 🤍🤍manchesterguitartech.co.uk/shop/ Nitrocellulose lacquer (USA/world): 🤍🤍stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Finishing_Supplies/Colors_and_Tints_and_Stains/ColorTone_50s_Classic_Colors_Aerosol_Guitar_Lacquer.html Polishing compounds (Stewmac): 🤍🤍stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Sanding_and_Polishing/Buffing_and_Polishing/ColorTone_Polishing_Compounds.html Polishing compound (Rupes): 🤍🤍amazon.com/Rupes-Diamond-Ultra-Polish-Liter/dp/B00NUCVR5M Grain filler (EU): 🤍🤍hoelleinshop.com/Zubehoer/Kleb-und-Hilfsstoffe-Spezial-Werkzeug-Formenbau/Oberflaechenbehandlung/Porenfueller-0-5-Liter-Aeronaut-766605.htm?shop=hoellein&SessionId=&a=article&ProdNr=AN766605&t=49303&c=15605&p=15605 Grain filler alternative (USA/world): 🤍🤍stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Finishing_Supplies/Fillers_and_Putties/ColorTone_Waterbase_Grain_Filler.html Tack cloth (UK/EU): 🤍🤍manchesterguitartech.co.uk/product/tack-cloth/ For detailed questions or other inquiries, mail me at info🤍lonestarguitars.nl. Also, check out the Lone Star Guitars website: 🤍lonestarguitars.nl
Great job are you based in Europe or US !! If you are in the UK would appreciate if you could contact us please👍
Isn’t one of the main reasons people use nitro is because it lets the wood breath, ultimately effecting the tone? If this is the case, then wouldn’t sealing the entire guitar in wood filler defeat the purpose of the nitro?
I don't understand why people are still using Nitro , its terrible stuff it shrinks cracks and flakes off .
What grain filler did you use?
Thank You for this amazing video!
Can you send a different link to the wood filler? The one in Europe is only in German and in the USA link the product doesn't exist.
Did you pick Ash just for demonstration purposes. Not the easiest to put a solid color on.
This is excellent - just what I was looking for. I’m refinishing a Baja telecaster. I’ve removed all of the original finish (it was really thick!) and it’s now down to the bare wood. Would I need to do the grain filler stage, or should that still be ok after removing the original finish?
Don't breathe this stuff in, your brain will go a little goofy
You never said brand of wood filler did I miss something?
Excellent demo, thanks, I'm going to try and use this method on a worn patch on a strat body.
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=0m00s 0:00 - Intro
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=1m04s 1:04 - Supplies
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=5m03s 5:03 - Surface Prep
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=5m27s 5:27 - Wood Grain
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=6m35s 6:35 - Grain Filler
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=9m00s 9:00 - Raising the Grain
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=10m08s 10:08 - Rounding Sharp Edges
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=10m19s 10:19 - Applying Grain Filler
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=12m26s 12:26 - Sanding the Grain Filler
W7g1zw8qcdc&t=14m48s 14:48 - Closing
I’m getting ready to do a finish on a swamp ash Tele body like this one in your video, great video and step by step explanations on what to do! You probably saved me about 8 hours of sanding with this video LOL! 🤙
Hey Lone Star, May I apply this wisdom over a sunburst? I want it to naturally wear off could you give me any if not all advice?
Great presentation. I feel confident about refinishing my tatty ash bodied strat now. Thanks!
Great explanation! Thank you so much
Just started my own project using an old infinity tele me and my brother abused as teenagers, gonna use your technique.
You have saved me SO MUCH TIME! Thank you for your in-depth video and all the information you spoken of!
Telecasters never look great with the pastel finishes IMO. I'll leave those for the strats. Teles want the classics; vintage white, black, sunburst, or butterscotch.