Should I refinish?

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Refinish?

  1. Yes

    11 vote(s)
    26.8%
  2. No

    30 vote(s)
    73.2%
  1. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    So I’ve had this guitar quite awhile. I followed and kind of hunted it for a few years til I could make her mine.

    I like grey black, I’ve always thought it looked badass. But...the quilt is such a monster top that I feel it gets hidden because of how dark it is. I’ve inquired about a refin from PTC. If I do this, it will stay in the grey family. Maybe charcoal contour burst or a grey black fade or something.

    Refinish? Yes or no?

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  2. Shaw

    Shaw Facts are stubborn; statistics are pliable.

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    I think it looks bad ass as it is... but since you’re talking about something that’s purely aesthetic, the only opinion that really matters is yours. If you think the new look is worth the cash, do it!
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I say no, looks beautiful the way it is.
     
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  4. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    I dig it the way it is...that said, if you can do it, it would be uber cool!!
     
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  5. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I say no, too.
     
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  6. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    You can't go wrong either way! I did mine and love it!
     
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  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Are the pics with flash?

    I voted no.
    1). It looks good now.
    2). Refin is expensive
    3). Put those funds towards another guitar
     
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  8. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    I wouldn't touch it.
    What year is it, btw?
     
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  9. Buildermike

    Buildermike Can you have too many?

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    This.
     
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  10. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Tough call. I agree with Steve in general and wouldn’t do it if it was mine. However, if you love the guitar and the color drives you nuts every time you pick it up, it might be worth the cost to you.

    So I’m no help whatsoever :rolleyes:
     
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  11. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Looks awesome but with a different stain that would look like a private stock top. Can’t spend your money for you but I do think that would come out amazing with a lighter stain.
     
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  12. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Read my mind.
     
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  13. JohnPRS

    JohnPRS New Member

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    Get a refinish is my vote, PTC will breath new life into it, either that or just sell it now,
     
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  14. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I really like it as is, but then I have a dark grey Santana that some people don’t notice the quilt in it at first glance.
     
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  15. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    No flash. Natural light. Hard to get good pic without glare that shows the awesomeness of the top.

    2007

    Yeah I’ve always thought it was close to a PS top.
     
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  16. jvin248

    jvin248 New Member

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    I'd leave the finish stock. You'll take a hit on resale after putting all the money into refinishing it.

    You should try different knobs, get some nickel or chrome pickup cover(s), different pickup trim rings. tuner knbo tips.
    Put the changes into the bits that are easy to swap around. You'll look at it like a new guitar.

    Like the split / slotted Filtertron-type covers, or gold(silver) foil, or whatever.

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  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    That quilt is every bit the equal of the quilt on my PS 30th Anniversary CU24. It’s awfully sweet.

    Looks like a beautiful piece of marble in that finish - I had a black marble bar counter at my old house that wasn’t as pretty!

    I think I’d leave it as-is.
     
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  18. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I voted no. I may have some bias:

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  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'm running away from the herd. Send that bada$$ in! It's a great, great top that would pop even more with what you have in mind. Who cares about resale value, you know you aren't going to sell it. Besides, I've npbeen down this road with the Royal Blue Cu22 that is now Purple Hazel wrap. That Royal Blue was so dark I couldn't see the mineral streaks unless I looked close. They totally pop now with the lighter finish.
     
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  20. gush

    gush I'm not a new member!!!!

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    And bingo was his name o!!
     
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