Sunday 13 May 2012.
As the rain tapped against the glass threatening greyer skies I kicked back the remains of my coffee and commenced work on the Strat’ I’d been attempting to rebuild.
As I sanded back the body in an effort to clear the poly’ ‘gunk’ (;present on so many modern Strats) I decided to ‘multi-task’ and watch The Andrew Wood Story whilst I progressed.
Andrew Wood was lead singer of the band Mother Love bone. The documentary made for interesting viewing and somehow matched the tone of the day. His was a sad, tragic loss. The documentary featured interviews with key Seattle scene alumini including Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Chris Cornell. Fellow fans of the scene may want to take a look.
Once I’d cleared enough of the poly’ coating I took to painting the guitar. For anyone considering re-finishing a guitar I think the key element is patience. For the finish colour I’m using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in ‘Louis Blue’. The benefit of using chalk paint is that it goes onto almost any surface. So, should your patience wear thin you can take comfort in the fact the ‘chalk’ base [somehow] clings to any surface; plastic sheens included! The colour is supurb and graciously matches my intention. I’d been aiming for a colour somewhere between Fender Sonic Blue and Daphne Blue. Difference being negligable to most… Anyway. Without further a-do, here’s a progress picture. Obviously, I’ll post more as she comes together.