I’m often asked to demo spraying a sunburst so here it is. My starting point is a GuitarBuild body. It’s two piece swamp ash and very light at 3lb 4oz (<1.5kg). My first step was to sand the body well to eliminate any scratches then grain fill thoroughly. There is more on grain filling …

The images and text below show you how easy it is to get a great sunburst effect using my nitrocellulose lacquer aerosols. The guitar here is a SAGA HT-10 kit. The first step is to mask off the top and the “faux binding” then to spray the back. Once dry, carefully scrape the edge …