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Starting refinish of my new to me RBX374

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Stephsman05, Jul 31, 2012.


  1. Stephsman05

    Stephsman05

    Jun 22, 2012
    Not sure 100% if I'm in the correct subheading but here goes! I picked up this Yamaha rbx374 from a guy on kijiji last weekend for $145 and that included the hard case! Great price! But when I got to pick it up, I found it was not exactly as the pics described. But I thought hey, this bass needs some real tlc!! So I paid for it and brought it home. I thought originally I would do my best to fill in the dings and dents with a paint pen, but since the previous owners attempts seem to be a fail, I decided I would do a full scale refinish!! So here are some pics to start and I intend to post more as I make progress! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1343795229.139497. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1343795244.436071.
     
  2. Stephsman05

    Stephsman05

    Jun 22, 2012
  3. Stephsman05

    Stephsman05

    Jun 22, 2012
    My ultimate goal is stripping it right down to the bare wood and staining it red as appose to the painted red, I love seeing the grains in the wood! Also staining the neck black after stripping the black paint off.
     
  4. Stephsman05

    Stephsman05

    Jun 22, 2012
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344032401.661257. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344032449.295510.
    So this my progress after approx. 6 hours of sanding by hand! Takes a while, but I'm thrilled with the results so far!
     
  5. Stephsman05

    Stephsman05

    Jun 22, 2012
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344396682.372815.
    Now this is the body after 6 coats of stain, tomorrow night is clear coat night, and then to start on the neck!
     
  6. Davidmh

    Davidmh

    Jul 12, 2012
    Wales, UK
    Looking good!
     

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