So I have this 69 epiphone newport bass that someone gave me a long time ago. It's seen better days for sure and it's got a lot of poorly done mods that I'm wondering if I can remove and go back to mostly stock.
Someone changed the pickguard outline and changed the bridge from stock, and in doing so filled some leftover holes and left some others and covered them up with the bridge and some of the leftover pick guard material.
Also, there's a ton of nicks and scratches and a place where someone punched through with a screw and closed it back up with a dowel. It's obviously been repainted at some point, but they used nitro it seems.
I know it's not worth top dollar as is, but I'm considering stripping the body, fixing all the bad stuff and redoing the nitro finish to get it to some kind of sellable quality but I've never done anything with nitro at all, only enamels and epoxies.
Anyone had experience that can tell me if I should tackle this or not?
Check Stewmac.com for info on how to do it. I have two Epi LPJrs that I want to refinish and Stewart-MacDonald seems to be a good source of info on the process.
Thanks. I'm still unsure whether it would be easier to just strip and refinish the whole thing at this point, or try to fill the chips and scratches and redo the back paint or not. Seems like nitro is just a lengthier process but still easy overall.