There are a lot of talented people already known for their finishing skills on the forum so I have held off plugging my services here, but I've done a few deals recently and made a few posts and don't want to feel like I'm sneakily working the Classifieds for business means... Anyway...
I'm now extremely happy to be offering a full finishing/refinishing and custom build service from my workshop outside Norwich, using pro gear and what I believe are the most accurate recreations of vintage Fender custom colours available in the UK.
My speciality is the custom colour metallics of the 1960s – think Sherwood Green, Shoreline Gold, Burgundy Mist etc – but I can source and spray or even custom mix pretty much any colour you want.
I shoot for NOS style factory-fresh nitrocellulose finishes, without relicing, all with meticulous preparation for a super smooth mirror gloss finish. I can offer ageing if it's desired but I keep it to a realistic minimum, using the genuine wear on my personal guitars as a reference point. Even my aged finishes are subject to the same exhaustive prep stages, so you won't see any lazy filling/priming jobs with bumps and grain showing.
I have regular stocks of UK-made CNC cut bodies in the popular 'F' shapes and specialise in Jazzmasters, Jaguars, but have a love for all guitars oozing vintage goodness! Prices for these will be starting around £240, with specials listed on ebay and Reverb and forums. I will also have a regular order with Allparts for their great quality necks and have contacts for custom neck builds. If you're in the Norfolk area I can also offer great setups and maintenance on all guitars, Fender offsets again my speciality.
If you have any work that needs doing or are interested in any of the bodies and necks below, just drop me a message through here. Website and social etc is all in the works, but I've been devoting more time to getting the perfect workspace setup and refining my skills rather than setting up the digital side of things this year, so am a little behind on that!
Refinish jobs start at £150 for a pre-stripped/new body but drop me a message to discuss.
Available for sale after sanding and buffing in a couple of weeks I will have:
Sherwood Green alder Stratocaster body - two piece, 1.8kg, 60s routs and contours - £250
Tahitian Coral over Desert Sand Stratocaster body, 2 piece, 2kg, 60s routs and contours - ready now after final swirl removal
Ocean Turquoise Metallic Tele body, again alder, 3 piece, 2.1kg - 60s style - £250
Lake Placid Blue Tele body, alder, 2 piece (i think, will check), 2.1kg, 60s style - £250
Aged Shoreline Gold Tele body, alder, 1.9kg, 60s style (light ageing) £225
Burgundy Mist Jazzmaster with matching headstock Allparts JZRO neck - £465
I also have fully sealed and primed alder Jazzmaster and Telecaster bodies (one of each) ready for a custom colour of choice, price £225-250 dependant on finish.
Unfinished alder Strat body, 3 piece, 1.8kg, ready to seal and spray in a custom colour - £225-250
Unfinished top-bound Telecaster body, 2 piece, 2.0kg, ready to seal and spray in a custom colour - £225-250
Necks: I have a few rosewood necks from Allparts in at the moment which I'm just about to start finishing. These can be finished to your spec and supplied with the fret ends dressed for £200 + shipping in the UK. Once I get my drill press back I will be able to install tuners, drill mounting holes etc.
2x JZRO - Jazzmaster
Strat, Jaguar & more Tele and JM necks on order for delivery in December probably.https://i.imgur.com/85XJQnJ.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/G1q5l14.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/BL0hxZE.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/jaR1jlL.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/nNr6VZn.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/xIpHC3Z.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/BmePhMu.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/9nIpPHO.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/66bQbh3.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/Tj0KGfn.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/TSqTIHH.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/4B7qBdh.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/JXiZKgV.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/dTKULGD.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/fvt563a.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/iL5utuT.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/OsBsJd1.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/5GnvtOp.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/5RqFKCY.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/i7Ev8eE.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/rbp3kxb.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/Q08eJtb.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/NvQodP4.jpg