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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by kaoskater08, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. kaoskater08


    Apr 1, 2011
    I'm trying to construct a new bass and I want to get the "satin" finish a Fodera would have (played one the other day and it was amazing). How would I go about getting something like this?
  2. Phendyr_Loon


    Sep 4, 2010
    It all depends on how you're going about applying the finish. There are spray on and wipe on finishes on the market, each with varying degrees of sheen.
    I spent about 5 months researching different products and procedures for my first build.
  3. Hapa


    Apr 21, 2011
    Tustin, CA
    Buy satin finish. PPG catalyzed satin urethane is the Shiznit
  4. Oh yeah, love the Fodera finish. I think Jason DeSalvo mentioned what they use in one of the club fodera threads. He said that they use a waterborn urethane lacquer now. Not sure what brand. They sand it up to 400 grit. Though 300 might do it. I think they may still lightly buff it and put some bowling alley wax on it (bwc?)

    Then again I could be crazy.

    They used watco danish oil on the first basses.
  5. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (as of 10/14/09)
    We use a glossy, catalyzed acrylic lacquer...


  6. Thanks for clearing that up! It is so handy to have an expert on the subject here. Glad that you are willing to share.
  7. kaoskater08


    Apr 1, 2011
    Yes thank you very much Jason!