Will this work? Re-finishing a jazz

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ficalini, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. ficalini


    Aug 5, 2011
    NW Houston
    I have a black MIM 2008 Fender Deluxe Active Jazz that I'd like to sand down and re-finish to make natural and maybe do some mods.

    My question is, would this work or would should I expect to find unpleasant wood (knots, multiple pieces glued together, wood filler, etc) and if anyone's done this, how did it work out?

    Basically I want to make my black jazz look like this

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  2. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    If the wood is nicely matched and there aren't any blemishes, then it would be do-able. I personally wouldn't want a natural bass that wasn't a one piece body (which this is unlikely to be) but each to their own :)
  3. ficalini


    Aug 5, 2011
    NW Houston
    I wouldn't mind if the split went right up the middle
  4. If the body isn't a Rorschach pattern, then you'll be fine if you really know what you're doing.

    Of course, it depends on your artistic and symmetrical-aspect concepts.

    I wouldn't do it.
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