Reggie the owner spent many hours with our patient Italian friend, luthier Luca Quacquarella, discussing, poring over and, at times, agonizing about the many small details to get everything just right. It was, without doubt, a labour of love that transformed this guitar from a very sorry state to its current glory.
But enough jibber-jabber.
I am very pleased to present to you, dear reader, the refinished and resurrected Music Man Luke. Click on the pictures to enlarge, and enjoy!
(Photographs courtesy of Reggie Tan. All Rights Reserved)
|Seven coats of nitrocellulose lacquer was used to build the finish|
|Recreated Ernie Ball Music Man and Luke logo|
|Another view of the headstock|
|Recreated 'Made In San Luis Obispo' logo|
|The back of the neck refinished in clear nitrocellulose|
|View of the Music Man 5-bolt neck plate and refinished back|
|Full view of the refinished neck and back|
|Stainless Allen screws replaced the original rusted saddle screws|
|Rainbow of pink, green, gold and silver mixed in the metallic purple flake|
|The metallic purple body against the highly figured maple neck. Stunning!|
|Full view of the refinished Music Man Luke|