I have just bought a LP standard 2012 goldtop. However, the gold paint finish is peeling away/falling off! There is also some checking to the back of the neck but its a great guitar and plays very well,etc.
I bought this with the idea of re-finishing it myself in a nitro colour and doing a bit of ageing to the finish. My thoughts initially are for a Fender sage green finish, like this strat in the classifieds
or maybe a similar thing in heather poly or aged ice blue.
I think that doing a gold top myself might be a bit tricky with bronze powder,etc as I plan only to use aerosols plus I want something a bit more unusual.
I also need to have a good look at the figure or lack of on the top when its stripped as some sort of burst might be a fun idea.
What I really wanted to ask for here is a bit of inspiration please:). I.e. if anyone has done or has thought about any re-fin colours for a LP standard. I've seen the pale sonic blues and surf greens and for me they dont really work on an LP despite looking fab on a fender.. I'd also like to do something that Gibson havent done any/many of. I think there was a very limited release Heather poly that looks good.
As for the back sides and neck, I could either do a full body paint or a grain fill and laquer tint, maybe even a dark back.
So any thoughts or pics,ideas,etc would be most gratefully received.