I finished my guitar over about a week. 4 days of spraying on lacquer
in very fine coats, and letting dry then coming back and scuffing it
every 3rd coat or so. By the end I had about 14 layers built up.
Then I started sanding up in to the VERY High grit sandpapers up to
1000 if I recall correctly. I really only needed to get up to about
800 before I could start buffing.
Then I shifted to the buffing compound and the sponge apllicator. I
cheated a bit in that I have a wood lathe. I chucked the applicator
applied the compound to the sponge and rubbed it around on the guitar
to do the initial application. I didn't want it being flung everywhere
if I tried to apply it with the lathe running. Once it was spread
around I turned the lathe on low and buffed it in. Using the lathe
let me stand up and use both hands to steady the guitar as I buffed
out the finish.
I wiped it down and strung it up. I wasn't happy with my stringing of
the guitar. Since I knew I was out of my depth. I took my guitar to
the local Guitar Center that had a guitar repair shop in it and let
them do the final adjustments on string height and the bridges.
It plays very well and has a very mello sound.
From the research I did, yes, it does. But it's a real dice roll to
get the number of layers right. Too few layers of finish and the
guitar will sound very muted and will not ring. Toon many layers and
the wood will harden up and the guitar will hum.
If I remember right you need about 14 layers when you finish. But you
may find it different. Remember though when you buff you're taking
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