The G3T oiled finish model is for me a completely successful guitar.
The only difficulty is that it is impossible to find it on the second-hand market.
Also, I set out to transform a black lack model into an oiled finish.
Here’s my original guitar.
Here are my steps:
Blowing because the strippers do not attack the varnish at all. Sand with grain 180 with a circular sander to avoid errors.
Tint with a water dye (which lifts the fiber from the wood) … let the wood fiber drink … sanding with a fine grain… dye again with the same dye (for my part, I wiped the remaining dye on the surface)
Then first layer of Danish Oil
Second layer of Danish Oil … the curves of the wood fiber become clearer.
Apply a shiny varnish, then sand to the1000 grain water to prepare the support for the installation of the water slide decal.
and stabilize the logo with a matte varnish drop very finely spraying in mist
- Spray 5 to 8 coats of varnish. Allow to dry 1 to 2 hours between layers to facilitate the handling of the instrument. Punching places where you could stick fibers or other dust … Reassembly after 24 hours
Compare with the original model.
Hoping that you liked this little tutorial and perhaps will open to someone, the passion of instruments in a different and more “intimate” way.