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How much does a bass refin typically cost?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by andrew, Jan 31, 2014.


  1. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

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    Ballpark what do refins typically cost?
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    What type of finish? What is the existing finish? What condition is the original finish in?
     
  3. andrew

    andrew Supporting Member

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    Brand new poly finish, poly or nitro refin.
     
  4. SamanthaCay

    SamanthaCay

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    It varies greatly depending on the current finish/state of the basses condition, the type of bass (does the hole bass need finish, neck & body or maybe just the body of a bolt on)
    Then you can look at what type of finish you're going too, is it a simple oil or a shellac French polish ect.
    Last is it diy or are you paying someone.

    All that said you're cost ballpark is about 20-2,000ish.
     
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  6. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

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    So your goal is to simply change the color of an existing finish?

    If so its just a scuf and spray job. You might talk to a local auto painter. You could very possibly get it done for under 400
     
  7. Nephilymbass

    Nephilymbass Supporting Member

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    I've been curious myself. Lately my favorite bass is my conklin gt7 with an Aguilar obp3. I've been thinking about getting another one and having the body refinished. For one because i want a different look. But also because the one i have has an exceptional flamed maple top and most of the ones i find used have little to no flame or even a bit of a quilted maple vibe which i don't really care for.
     
  8. Basshappi

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    There are a lot of variables of course but in general a nitro refin averages around $300 and goes up from there.
     

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