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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by full_bleed, Jan 11, 2006.
do them accomplish this duo-toned finish.
Spray a pigmented lacquer on an unsealed ash body, let dry, sand away the lacquer until the lacquer is only left in the pores of the ash, then dye your body.
That's the usual way when the pattern comes from the wood grain. But there's another way that was employed by Ibanez in the early-mid 80's that was a painted effect. I've seen it on some Roadster's and other "Musician" bodied basses. That version looked about as real as it could - much more convincing than a photo-finish.
cool thanks guys.
p.s. hambone I took your advice on using corel. It's a godsend!
Sandberg really has those zebra finishes down, don't they? Nice.
They call it a ceruse finish. For methods applied by myself and others, see this thread (plus some nice eye candy):http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=181113&highlight=ceruse