If you've had an acoustic guitars for many years, and you are thinking about refinishing it – you probably should leave it alone. Generally speaking, guitars worn by years of playing should not be refinished. Touch-ups are sometimes acceptable as is recoloring and overspray, if you decide to refinish your guitar, it does not have to cost a lot of money. As a matter of fact, you can do it for as little as $ 20. On the other hand, refinishing by an experienced technician can run into a lot of money. A good technician will make a painstaking effort to restore your guitar to its original condition. That takes time and money to do successfully.
A competent technician will refinish almost any guitar and restore its' appearance. They can handle all types of guitar finishes from solid colors on up. They will use a high quality lacquer for a clear coats and polyester resin for a heavy base coat. They will also use a sanding sealer to protect the wood. If you are refinishing a vintage guitar, a good technician will use nitro-cellulose lacquer for a vintage look. Spraying involves applying anyway from 10 to 20 coats of finish. This gives the guitar a thick, rich and polished look and feel. The neck of the guitar is also finished in either a high gloss or a smooth satin natural or amber color tone.
Refinishing may also involve repairs to restore an older guitar. This can include refretting work, wiring and electronic repairs (if your acoustic is electric). The body may need some work and nuts and other parts may need to be replaced. Often times, the entire neck needs to be replaced or the body of the guitar. Check the Internet for reputable companies who offer refinishing and repair services. There are many websites that give detailed information of refinishing services and the technicians who do them.