Members Armchair Bronco Posted March 25, 2010 Members Share Posted March 25, 2010 I need some advice on how I can put a translucent Heritage Red nitro finish on a couple of small pieces of mahogany. Here's the scenario: I have a late-model Gibson SG Classic finished in Heritage Red. I installed a Bigsby B5 on this guitar using a Vibramate, but eventually I want to install the Bigsby directly on the SG. The Vibramate (which screws into the holes for the stoptail) is too close to the bridge, so I need to move the Bigsby back about an inch or so. To cover up the stoptail screw holes I want to cut out a couple of quarter-sized mahogany discs, drill out a recess on one side, finish 'em up with a Heritage Red nitro finish to match my guitar, and then glue them to the top of a short hex bolt. This way I can screw the camoflauged bolts into the stoptail holes. So: how do I finish these discs so they look like they fit? Here's the stock Gibson photo of the SG Classic, but my finish looks more like the Pete Townshend SG Special shown at the bottom. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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