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Solid Headstock Color for Brown S. and Tort Jazz

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Plucky The Bassist, May 5, 2015.

  1. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead!

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    So I got a hold of a great Jazz bass that's brown sunburst and tort, but the neck has a rosewood fretboard and I want a maple one. I have a Mighty Mite neck (probably needs some leveling and such) that's absolutely perfect, only thing is I previously sprayed the head flat black. I can sand and repaint it another, or would just shooting a gloss over the current paint do just fine? I'm looking to find out which color would go best with the body and want to use on the headstock, I'm assuming a gloss finish is best since that's what the body is finished with.

    I used Rust-Oleum outdoor paint on the headstock (and a bass body, worked out great) and had pretty good luck with it. Any brands you guys would suggest instead of them? Only sanded and sprayed one bass, I'm more attuned to the electronics end of modding, not much of a woodwork guy.

    - VT
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Black would be about the only painted headstock color that would work well with a burst. A gloss finish over the flat black should work, assuming no compatibility issues and the color coat is level.
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