Musical Instruments

"This is a handmade parlor guitar built for my son for his 9th birthday. The guitar components are:

Built from Parlor Guitar plan made by Scott Antes. Back and sides are Padauk. Top is Bearclaw Sitka. Ebony and Maple binding and purfling scheme. Honduran Mahogany neck. Gotoh GNS1 Tuners. Standard Parlor case w/ custom plate from a local trophy shop.

I am a relatively new builder and build guitars as a hobby. This was a special build for me because it was for my son who was...

 I was given this 100+ yr old Burl wood piano by some friends.  I loved it and hoped it could be tuned and fixed for my kids to enjoy.  After having a tuning professional check it out I was informed it would never play again.  He said to go ahead and trash it :( This beauty was never going to be headed to a landfill.  She was pretty just sitting there as is.  I decided she would be even better converted into a wine bar.  I removed the Harp, keys, strings and all the hundreds of pins.  Once...

Lindsay Aggen of Reimagined by Lindsay adds another beauty to our Musical Instrument collection! This Piano was painted in gray, then highlighted in Antique White Milk Paint!

Lindsay explains, "The accentuated highlights are in Antique White Milk Paint! It was used over the top of the gray to give it a truly rustic feel"

"I've been using General Finishes paints & stains on my up-scaling projects for the past 1.5 years. I'm most proud of my largest piece, an antique baby grand piano & bench. Transformed her with General Finishes Black Gel Stain and General Finishes High Performance Top Coat Satin Finish. Results, nothing short of beautiful!" - Judy Dinoski Angus   Find your favorite GF products at Rockler, Wood Essence, Klingspor, Amazon, or Lee Valley in Canada. NOTE: Woodcraft stores carry all of...

John Mosconi of Sting King Lutherie in Akron, Ohio takes us on his journey of refinishing this mandola.

 

Step 1: Prep and Sealing

The key to any successful refinish is prep.  To prep the mandola, John sanded the bare wood with 320 grit paper, applied 3 to 4 coats of General Finishes Enduro Water Based Lacquer and sanded it level with...

"I recently painted an old piano using the GF Milk Paint in Emerald & GF Satin High Performance Topcoat. The end results are stunning. As someone who paints A LOT of furniture, I can honestly say that General Finishes is my favorite product line to work with and produces quality results every time. Thank you for making such a wonderful family of products!" - Lesley Jarman McGilligan

"My first attempt at building a guitar looks great thanks to your Patina Green Milk Paint and High Performance satin!" - Brian Basara

KC's Drab to Fab Home Decor says, "We completed this beautiful piano transformation, and we love it!!!! Used General Finishes Java Gel Stain with General Finishes topcoat. Added glass crystal pulls, and an ornate wood accent in a faux finish. Also refinished the piano foot petals in a gold and trimmed the bench and some of the piano in gold. Did we say we loved this yet?"

This piano by Samantha at A Little Simplicity looks lovely in Persian Blue Milk Paint and white glaze! We suggest using GF's Winter White Glaze Effects to recreate this look. 

This stunning wooden drum set was refinished using General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Top Coat by Artisan Drumworks.

This beautiful wooden guitar was sealed with General Finishes Wood Turner's Finish.