Before & After

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65 Guild Thunderbird restoration (vintage burst)

65 Guild Thunderbird restoration (vintage burst)

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Before
After #1
After #2

This is a very rare guitar with only about 150 made world-wide and was not popular back in the day; this is why they stopped making them. This is the 2nd one I have had in the shop for refinishing….weird or what. Today they are collectable and valuable in good condition. Muddy Waters was known to have played one back in the 60’s like this one. The before picture shows the white and black poorly refinished condition it was in when it came into the shop. The entire guitar was stripped and refinished in a vintage reddish amber nitro burst finish (an original finish). The electronics were a mess and required a complete rewiring back to specs. The metal switch plates were re-chromed. This guitar was known for it’s built in guitar stand mounted on the back of the body.