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Music Man Luke Signature Model with Flaking Finish Problem

I met with my good buddy Reggie for lunch recently to talk guitars and gear, and also for him to pass me a batch of his superb homemade cheng tng -- a sweet Chinese dessert known for its cooling or 'yin' properties.  We all need to balance our y...
by The Guitar Column on Jul 25, 2015

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 5 | The Big Rewire

In this fifth and final installment of Refinishing My Les Paul BFG, I decided to let my good buddy Arnold San Juan put his remarkable skill with a soldering gun to good use.Arnold San JuanA sound recordist and mixer in the film industry, twiddling kn...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 20, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 4 | The Final Reveal!

A last look at the gold topThis installment of Refinishing My Les Paul BFG will finally reveal the completely resprayed guitar top in vermillion nitrocellulose lacquer!According to Luca Quaquarella, the luthier who did the refinishing job -- and who...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 13, 2014

Luthier Spotlight | Luca Quacquarella

Born in Milano, Italy, 36-year old luthier Luca Quacquarella is a man on a mission -- to spread the gospel of fine guitar repair.And if there's anyone that could raise a guitar from the dead, it's this guy.Classically trained in violin, cello and dou...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 13, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 3

In Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 2, Luca Quacquarella, our friendly local Italian luthier had stripped the thin gold finish and sanded down the top of the guitar to the bare wood.Gone were the BFG's bumps, ridges and 'scales'.Also gone was the wei...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 6, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 2

In our first installment of Refinishing My Les Paul BFG, I mentioned looking for a luthier skilled in refinishing guitars in nitrocellulose.Nitrocellulose lacquer is used on higher-end instruments. It not only looks good but also allows the wood to b...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 4, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG

This is my Trans Gold Gibson Les Paul BFG that I bought in January 2008.The Les Paul BFG series, BFG standing for Barely Finished Guitar (a more apt acronym I have yet to come across) was one of those guitars Gibson produced that would make you stop...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 2, 2014


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