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    is it possible to do a new paintjob on an electric guitar

    if yes then where...and how much will it cost
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    Majority of Electric guitar is nothing but a piece of wood.
    How could you even dare to think that its NOT possible to paint it?

    Of course you won't paint the strings ...

    For cost, just talk to a local carpentar/painter. He will tell better (and cheaper too).
    You donít get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.

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    i dont think it is possible to re paint all the electric guitars...coz then in that case one can re paint the gibson les paul studio so that it looks like a traditional standard version...
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    As long as the old paint comes off when using a sander, you can re-paint a guitar. That said, you (or your carpenter/mechanic/painter) better know what you are doing 'cause there is quite a difference between painting a car/walls and painting a guitar.

    Btw, if your guitar is a good one then you better maintain the original paint if you want resale value.

    You could repaint a studio but you would have to add bindings to the neck and body. Then you would have to replace the plain maple top on the studio with a book-matched flame maple top and then carve it to shape and stain the wood. You would then have to paint it with the burst colors for 4 or 5 coats and then finish it with numerous clear coats to give it the 3D depth of a well finished top. To me, that sounds like risky project.
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    Why paint...Just leave it like that. the older it gets the better it looks IMO....
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    Errrrrrrrr, reading the procedure posted by wylder itself scares the shit out of me,
    I would leave my guitar as it is, I love the worn look anyways.......
    Moreover its a ******* (atleast to me) to re-paint a guitar,
    I would never do that.....and ofcourse not to mention the intricacies that involve when painting a guitar.
    Sanding, painting, buffing, etc etc, if you have the tools and are good at it, it may make some sense (still not)....
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