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Post by hoax Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:02 pm

Just tried this last night and it seems to have worked just fine. You know how worn open grain ash finishes such as on the Thunder, can look a bit patchy and forlorn?

Just use some dilute stain to colour any really worn bits and then rub over the whole finish with some Danish Oil. I have loads of the stuff as I have hardwood worktops (countertops my North American Cousins!!). It works a treat and gives a nice durable finish.

The guitar I experimented on was a Matsumoku made Hondo Professional double cut which has ash wings in a satin walnut finish.

It certainly beats a complete refinish with lacquer or trying to blow in small areas on a guitar front.

All it takes is a little wipe with rag, leave for 24 hours and that is it!!


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Post by Guest Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:39 pm

pics? before and after?
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Post by hoax Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:01 pm


Sorry Sarc - I can only do the "after"

I'll post some tomorrow,

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Post by Iceman Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:08 pm

...works a treat???...
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Post by Westbone Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:45 pm

Iceman wrote:...works a treat???...

to be effective, success.
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Post by hoax Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:12 am

Here are photos as promised. I have only used Danish Oil on the front, the back has been left as purchased. The front was probably a little more worn than the back.

This is really a nice guitar but was not expensive as it is a Hondo. It is Matsumoku made with MMK 61 pickups and is a very good guitar.

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Post by Barry Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:43 am

Yup, works just fine to my eyes. I have only used Tung oil which dries to a hard glossy finish, but I understand that Danish oil may be a bit more subtle?

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Post by The Chad Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:16 pm

Coffee table guitar!!! cheers
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Post by Westbone Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:25 pm

Look's very good Graham, I'll drink to that over the coffee table Laughing cheers.
Nice guitar.
I use dark Danish oil on lightish rosewood fingerboards, brings out the grain.
Only leave it on for about 15 mins. then polish it up and apply almond oil, works a treat.
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Post by corsair Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:38 pm

...bro Smile

....for an old Chunder!!!! Laughing
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Post by hoax Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:01 pm

corsair wrote:...bro Smile

....for an old Chunder!!!! Laughing

It ain't a Chunder - its a Hondo Pro

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Post by hobster Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:03 pm

Thats right Hoax, Japanese made and great quality! Big Hondo II pro fan right here.
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Post by Westbone Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:40 am

The only thing about Danish oil is that your guitar smells like old 'chippy' oil for a few days. Laughing

'chippy' = fish + chip shop.
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Post by Iceman Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:41 am

Allright.... was kidding about "works a treat"...... sorta' like "feck off, cup!!"... okay??

No need to interpret it all... lol!
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Post by grogg Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:44 pm

Iceman wrote:. sorta' like "feck off, cup!!"

confused :?:
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Post by Barry Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:47 pm

grogg wrote: confused :?:
Exactly.

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