I was getting pretty worried: I had decided to try adding some dark brown to darken things up a bit. Initially, I was pretty grieved at the change, as it was way too dark, but I kept brushing it out and evening things up, and eventually, it wasn't too bad, so I sanded it pretty thoroughly with worn 400-grit, to take the worst dark areas back just a little, then added one more coat of amber and called it quits.
I will still have to complete the rubbing out of the varnish and the final setup of the instrument, but I expect to have it playing by Friday. Here are some current photos:
I am sure there will be minor retouches to do after everything is complete, but this is pretty much what it is going to look like. I like the way the big leaf maple is glowing under the varnish, and even the hard rock maple scroll seems to glow a little. I hope it plays well.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @8:49:37 AM
That looks really nice, I am sure that the owner is going to enjoy that instrument
Chet Bishop Says:
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @6:08:47 AM
I hope you are right...just gotta find a buyer. :-)
Thanks for the encouragement.
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