Peavey Foundation Refinish

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by baddarryl, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Hi all. I have a 1991 Foundation V that I love, but the red finish is hideous. I am thinking of stripping it and staining to somewhat match the maple neck. What is the best way to do this and do these things have an attractive grain to them?
  2. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!

    Attached Files:

  3. jordak


    Apr 7, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Before you sand down, be aware that the wood used under solid finishes on most instruments WON'T usually look attractive. It may be a laminate of multiple pieces of wood with poorly matched grain.

    That said, I suggest you have a backup plan. If the grain isn't what you hope for, refinish with a solid color.
  4. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    That is what I am afraid of. I would love to go with vintage cream if that is the case..
  5. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
  6. Take your time.

    The two biggest factors in doing a quality refinish are patience and preparation.

    See here for in depth step-by-step instructions and materials:
  7. Arial Bender

    Arial Bender

    Oct 28, 2012
    Largo Fla.
    My stripped 92 Foundation, 3 pc. laminate. I wanted to do something around the control plate area but my router decided to do something else so I just routed a stripe and used the rest of that piece of rosewood to balance it out.
  8. baddarryl


    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Thanks Arial. That doesn't look bad at all!
  9. audioglenn

    audioglenn Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2012
    I like the results you got, Arial!