Refinish, Restoration & Repair
Since I have opened the doors of my workshop in Oberstdorf nearly 15 years ago I have been graced with the presence of countless vintage instruments. Many original bursts have been in my hands for touch ups and in many cases full restorations. This intimate contact that I’ve had with these instruments has been the inspiration of the Bavarian Makeover and the reason behind my keen knowledge of what makes a “burst”. Below is yet another example of an original 58 which came through my door for a complete restoration.
Enjoy the pictures!
I’ve always been fascinated by the beauty and appearance of naturally aged, old nitro-cellulose finishes. So I tried to develop and find the right formula for a lacquer which has exactly the same characteristics of an old instrument paint - and I finally succeeded: After visiting libraries, antiquarian bookshops, consulting old masters and colleagues worldwide.
I let my NC manufacture according to the formula I found by a small bavarian lacquer company. I am able to add resins or any other required ingredient to achieve the result that I want.
Within that I can offer you a finish that not just LOOKS, FEELS and SMELLS like an old one - it finally IS an old one. With all the period-correct weatherchecking, ultra-thin coating and the right amount of gloss.
With an improved spraying technique - like in the good ol’days - I can restore your vintage investment; or give your modern guitar the vintage vibe and all the „MOJO“ you always wanted.
The correct pigments, dies, custom colors are here!
Certainly I’m capable to refinish ANY of your vintage or new guitars; wether it is a Fender, Gretsch, Guild, Rickenbacker, a bass or another.
I am skilled in restoring and repairing vintage guitars. My services include fine woodworking, finish repairs, refinishing, resetting necks, replacing fret boards, binding repairs and fixing broken head stocks.
I also have a stash of beautiful, old eastern figured maple for re-topping Les Pauls to convert them to the specifications of a burst.
If you’d like to have your '50s Les Paul gold top converted to '57 specs or burst specs, I have the skills, experience and proper materials to do the job correctly.
I also offer expert repairs and set-ups of electric & acoustic guitars and basses.