Musical Instruments

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SCM8MS (Multiscale)

@tobiascaspar Hybrid Buckeye Burl top w/ real hornets nest
- Spanish Cedar body core w/ Purpleheart accent
- Wenge / Purpleheart / Maple neck
- Wenge...

DCS4HF (32" scale) - Tobias Caspar Hybrid Buckeye Burl (or possibly Chestnut?) top - Roasted Swamp Ash body - Roasted Flame Maple / Purpleheart neck - Kimball Hardwoods Roasted Birdseye Maple fretboard w/ custom inlay - Dual color illuminated side dots - Kent Armstrong DC pickups - Aguilar amp OBP3 preamp - hip shot products bridge & headpiece - thg knobs custom matching knobs - daddarioandco XL nickel strings - jim dunlop usa strap locks - graphtech guitar labs Black Tusq®...
DCS5 (Med Scale) - Golden Camphor Burl top / headplate - Honduran Mahogany core w/Purpleheart accent - Maple / Purpleheart / Wenge neck - Purpleheart fretboard w/ Golden Camphor block inlays - Purpleheart backplates - Illuminated side dots - bartolinipups P252J pickups w/ series-single-parallel - bartolinipups NTMB+ pre - hipshotproducts hardware - thgknobs Purpleheart knobs - graphtechguitarlabs Black Tusq® nut - daddarioandco XL nickel strings - jimdunlopusa recessed Strap...
DC5 - 35" scale - Buckeye Burl top / headplate - Spanish Cedar body - Maple / Wenge neck - Macassar Ebony fretboard w/ Buckeye block inlays - Hip shotp roducts hardware - Fishman Fluence Mike Inez Signature pickups / electronics - Graphtech guitarl abs Black Tusq® nut - Daddarioandco XL nickel strings - Jim Dunlop usa recessed strap locks - General Finishes High Performance Poly finish

"New partscaster day. One piece paulownia body, Musikraft neck, Warmoth pickguard, Gotoh SD-91 Magnum locking tuners, Rutters hardware, and Gemini pickups. Body was finished with 3 coats of shellac for grain fill, and 3 coats of General Finishes Coral Crush Milk Paint. Grain showing through nicely!"

Simple elegance DC6B - Black Limba body - Wenge neck - Wenge fretboard - Aguilar amp Super Single pickups / OBP3 preamp - Hipshot products hardware - General Finishes High Performance Poly finish - Jim Dunlop usa Recessed Strap Locks - Graphtech guitarlabs Black Tusq nut
Bloodwood / Ebony / Flame Maple / Walnut "cutting board" top / back / headplate - Black Walnut body core - Flame Maple / Bloodwood / Walnut neck - Ebony fretboard w/ "cutting board" block inlays & Bloodwood binding - kent armstrong pickupsusa DC pickups w/ matching covers - aguilar amp OBP3 preamp - hipshotproducts hardware - thgknobs matching "stealth" knobs - jimdunlopusa recessed strap locks - General Finishes High Performance Poly finish - daddarioandco XL Nickel strings
"Enjoyed putting this baritone guitar together for a customer. Good to use some UK companies as well. 1 piece swamp ash body from GuitarbuildUK, bridge from Grainger Guitars and Silo pickups from Bare Knuckle Pickups. I stained and finished the body. Merlot Dye Stain and Enduro-Var water based finish from General Finishes. This gives an open grain look that is similar to an oil finish." - Flame Guitars    
Stunning drums finished with GF Arm-R-Seal and Tung Oil by Bucks County Drum Company!    

Piano restyled in GF Holiday Red Milk Paint

"Oh man! This was a new adventure! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black, this piano is lightly distressed and sealed with Fusion Mineral Paint Hemp Oil. It was a first for us!" - Flipping Fabulous    
Incredible hand crafted banjo by Capital City Banjos finished with General Finishes Black Cherry Water Based Stain, Medium Brown Dye Stain and satin High Performance Topcoat.    

This life-sized, solid oak guitar clock is rocking in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint!

"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...

"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.