Mayones Gothic finish

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  1. NHo

    NHo Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if you've dicussed this question before....(i didn't find anything from this)
    I'd really like to know, how do they do the Mayo Gothic finish?
    Is it somekind of special paint or what? I'd really like to know the technique.
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    Necris Bonitis.

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    Colored/dyed grain filler of some sort would be my first guess.
     
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    NHo Well-Known Member

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    The grain looks lower than the rest of the wood, so my guess is that they painted it black and then red, but sanded the red off so it would only be left in the grain.
     
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    decreebass ...Mulva?

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    The grain looks artificial; Probably the stain the wood black then carve out the "grain" pattern then stain it deep red. That's my guess.

    EDIT: If not an artificial grain, it seems like they embellish it a bit...
     
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    Watty Naturally Cynical

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    I have a gothic sitting right next to me and it's not a artificial grain. I imagine they just don't finish sand to the grit they would on maple and then do an initial stain and sand back.

    That said, I believe there's been more than a thread or two posted about this very topic, you might want to try searching for further info....
     
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    Krigsmjod SS.org Regular

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    Swamp ash grain looks exactly like that. Probably apply black stain to the raw wood, then rub in the red grain filler, and back sand until you still have black on the tight grain parts and red on the open grain
     
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    that short guy SS.org Regular

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    I've wondered this too. I wonder if the burn the woood at all?
     
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    Since they'd even out the grain when shaping the guitar, I would imagine they must lightly bead blast the top or something and then;

     
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    decreebass ...Mulva?

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    That's what I meant - not artificial created, but... "helped" lol
     
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    NHo Well-Known Member

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    Probably, but how? I don't think they do it by hand...
     
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    with a sandblaster or beadblaster of some kind. This, ofcourse, assumes the grainy bit of the wood is slightly softer than the rest of the wood. If so, that technique should work fine.

    Abrasive blasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Basically an air compressor with a gun fitted to it that sprays our sand (or something similar) at high velocity, to rough the surface.
     
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    NHo Well-Known Member

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    Could be an option!
     

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