What kind of finish do
I offer several types of finish:
nitrocellulose lacquer, acrylic (2k) urethanes and
polyester - so whatever your preference is I can
accommodate. If you’re not sure what the differences are
Can I get a relic’d /
aged / distressed finish?
I don't offer
any distressing or "relic"ing but if that's what you're
after I can give you a bit of a head start. Just let me
know and I can use a lacquer formulation that is pretty
brittle and much more prone to checking and ambering
like the old stuff.
What is your turnaround
For urethane/polyester finishes a much quicker
turnaround time is available. Depending on the current
workload 10-14 days is normal. Nitrocellulose lacquer is
sensitive to humidity so spraying lacquer is sometimes
at the mercy of Mother Nature. Once spraying is
completed it needs to hang and cure for at least two
weeks before it can be finish sanded and buffed.
Can I have my
opaque-painted guitar re-finished to a
sunburst/transparent color where you can really see the
It can be done but speaking from experience most guitars
come from the factory with an opaque finish for a reason
... the wood used wasn’t all that nice looking to begin
Since my guitar is
already out of commission while you're finishing it can
you do stuff like refrets, repairs, or modifications?
While RK is a paint/finish shop only there are several
excellent luthiers / repairmen in the area I can have
perform any extra work needed while your guitar is with
I get the really big metal flake in a nitro finish?
This is one instance where I won't use lacquer. As it
has a pretty low solids content it takes a lot longer
and a lot more material to level out the flakes. Kind of
nullifies the whole thin lacquer finish ideal doesn't
it? Aside from being a lot of extra work as the lacquer
shrinks back over time you wind up with a less than
smooth surface that just doesn't look good. I am more
than happy to spray smaller sized flake in lacquer
though. They aren't as big but they still light up nice
and bright under stage lights.
you tell me how to finish my guitar?
Well I can but I'm so far removed from the DIY scene
I'll probably wind up overcomplicating things for you.
Fortunately there is an online community full of
homebrew builders and finishers. The regulars are
friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and eager to help.
Does disassembly/reassembly cost extra?
No, it's already factored into the pricing. Now if you
have something like a custom built 5 necked monstrosity
that's a different story!