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Hello All


I'm new and am not sure if this kind of thing may have been covered before but I'm looking for some help.


I've recently acquired a 1988 SG 90 double


It's been well used over the years and at some point was stripped down to the bare wood and the steinberg tremolo was replaced with stopbar tailpiece


The original colour was metallic turquoise.


I'm assuming the original finish was nitro but that seems to be very hard to source in Canada and would be difficult to ship from the USA.


I'd like to restore it, for my own use and pleasure, (not as a resale) to close to original.


Does anyone know if nitrocellulose is available in Canada in the original colour? Or, what a good alternative will be?


I've seen pictures of similar guitars that have both black and chrome hardware. From what I can read online, I think it was chrome originally. Can anyone confirm?


Now for the harder question. Where can I source Bill Lawrence pups ? at some point they were replaced with Seymour Duncans I tried contacting through the website but got no response.


ANy help will be greatly appreciated - Thank you

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A lot of those colors were from Dupont (Duco) "Nitro" Automobile paint! Most of which has been discontinued,

or even banned, for widespread use, due to EPA environmental issues.


The Guitar ReRanch has some of those colors, but I'm not sure about them having the EXACT color you're looking for?

Might have to have it "mixed" especially. IF you have a reasonable sized "paint chip" you could go to a Auto-Body

shop, with computer matching paint capabilities, and they could probably match it. The clear coat could then be

applied in "Nitro" so it would "age" appropriately, down the line.




Here's another source, for guitar "Nitro" paint finishes:





A lot of the "Metallic" base coats were Acrylic paint, clear coated with "Nito" clear coat.




Good Luck, on your quest and project! [thumbup][biggrin]




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