Color match back plates

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  1. NBW

    NBW New Member

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    I have a wonderful SE custom 24 with the spaulted maple top. I just bought some mahogany back plates, but they are unfinished. Can anyone give me some advice on how to get the finish close?
     
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    markie 11Top's personal Chauffeur

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    I got nuth'in......
     
  3. jak3af3r

    jak3af3r Slightly Older Than New Member

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    If the back of the guitar is natural, just seal them with shellac or some clear sanding sealer and spray some clear coat on them. Wet sand the high spots out, buff and then you'll probably have an exact match as long as the wood was similarly colored to begin with.
     
  4. NBW

    NBW New Member

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    It seems to have some red stain or dye. I have been advised to do a light poly followed by a medium brown gran filler, then I need to figure out the dye situation and urethane. I may bring the axe by the local woodcraft and see what they say.
     

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