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SR886 Refinish

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rebelscum, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. Greetings Ladies & Gentlemen,

    I have been lurking about this forum reading and watching as some of you refinish your basses.

    Today, I have made the decision to refinish my beloved Ibby SR886. This has been with me since '91 and definitely shows the wear & tear ...





    My thoughts are that I want to strip and sand this down to bare wood to see what is hiding under this cracked, and dented finish. If the wood is worthy, I would like to do a black stain similar to the Nirvana Black with an oil finish found on some Warwick basses.
    If not, a solid Black with a satin finish. The neck will remain unpainted and finished with tung oil.
    I was thinking to compliment the black finish is to replace the old, rusted hardware with new, or new to me gold hardware.

    I would love your read your thoughts and advise as this community does so well to to help other TBers :)

    Pictures will be posted during this endeavor if there is any interest in it.



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