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What's the best varnish you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Brian K, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Brian K

    Brian K

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Looking for varnish porn. I'm curious about options on how to have a new bass varnished. If you've seen a beautiful varnish job, please post a pic or link!

  2. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nick Roubas in LA restored and refinished my 1820s Tyrolean
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  3. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Do they use French Polish on basses? I know it's what's used on high end classical guitars.

  4. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes. Some people do. I know Kolstein's sells it. Whether it's agood idea or not, I couldn't tell you.
  5. tappingtrance

    tappingtrance Cooke Harvey Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2005
    I may be going with a faint purple varnish on my next bass. Here it is on pine top maple back on a guitar.

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  6. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Commercial User

    Sep 30, 2007
    asheville, nc
    That back is Claro Walnut, not maple. Is it Seth's new guitar made from bass offcuts?

  7. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    Look at any instrument from Arnold Schnitzer if you like fine varnish work.

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