Refinishing has been a speciality of mine since the early 1980s, when a growing number of people began to want their instruments built or restored to 'vintage specifications'.

As well as full resprays, I also undertake minor or partial refinishing. Whilst it is often impossible to achieve completely invisible repairs, especially on translucent or tinted finishes, it is amazing what can be achieved.

I only use nitro-cellulose, the traditional product for finishing high quality fretted instruments. Though slower to apply than urethane and other modern finishes, it provides a very attractive 'soft gloss', and ages gracefully. Please remember that refinishing is labour-intensive and takes time - 6-8 weeks is needed on average to achieve 'factory like finish'.

The galleries and projects pages showcase my refinishing work.

Please contact us if your guitar has a developing problem or needs a healthcheck.

1969 Gibson 335

Daphne Blue Strat '62 style

1963 Fender Jaguar - remnants of original paint in cavities

1963 Fender Jaguar - ready for spraying

1963 Fender Jaguar - Lake Placid Blue

1965 Fender Jaguar

1965 Fender Jaguar

Leftie 1969 Gibson 335

Hohner Black Beauty