My re-finished Satellite Neck Through

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My re-finished Satellite Neck Through

Post by Adey on Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:38 am

Inspired by Sgt Vimes T1A re-finishing exercise, I bought myself a cheapie to see what I could get up to without wasting loads of cash,

and went from this: -





To this: -









I'm quite pleased with the result, but next time will make sure I don't over sand out the grain filling, as despite about 10 coats of clear lacquer it is not glass smooth in places...

The original dark finish did a good job of disguising the plethora of pieces of wood used to make the body. There is even a joint between the front and back of the guitar. You could say it's a very thick "2 ply" guitar!

It actually plays very nicely for what was a fairly cheap guitar in it's day.The toggle is a coil split. Not sure what make the pick-ups are, but they seem quite high output - a bit like a super-super distortion!

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Re: My re-finished Satellite Neck Through

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:02 am

Nicely done indeedy! 
I nearly bought one of those satellites recently but I need to shift a few  first to make room for more! 

What clear coat did you use?  Aerosol or gun applied?

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Re: My re-finished Satellite Neck Through

Post by Adey on Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:09 am

Clear aerosol lacquer.
There another identical one on fleabay at the mo...

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Re: My re-finished Satellite Neck Through

Post by Westbone on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:18 pm

Came out nice... Smile

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Re: My re-finished Satellite Neck Through

Post by Adey on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:24 pm

Still room for improvement on the next one!

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Re: My re-finished Satellite Neck Through

Post by Westbone on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:27 pm

I've had one of those they're a decent guitar apart from the tuners.
It's now residing in Finland.

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Re: My re-finished Satellite Neck Through

Post by Adey on Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:50 pm

Yes, tuners aren't a patch on a Westone's!

The pick-ups are also a bit "all-or-nothing"!

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