Blog Posts - Nitrocellulose



Refinishing A PRS Custom 24 Part 2 | The Final Reveal

In our last article, Refinishing A PRS Custom 24 Part 1, we detailed the removal of the guitar's cloudy green lacquer and extensive prep work for the big refinish -- entirely in nitrocellulose lacquer -- by luthier Luca Quacquarella.In my humble opin...
by The Guitar Column on May 11, 2016

Refinishing A PRS Custom 24 | Part 1

If you read my previous two posts about my good friend Reggie Tan's Music Man Luke guitar, what I didn't mention was that Reggie had also sent in his PRS Custom 24 for a refinish at the same time.His PRS, built in 2004, had developed a strange c...
by The Guitar Column on May 9, 2016

Refinishing A Music Man Luke Part 2 | The Final Reveal

In Part One of refinishing this Music Man Luke guitar, we talked about the many stages and the many days it took to get the guitar to its final state.Reggie, the owner of this guitar, spent many hours with our patient Italian friend, luthier Luca Qua...
by The Guitar Column on May 4, 2016

Refinishing A Music Man Luke Part 1

In an earlier article, I mentioned my encounter with a Music Man Luke and its unusual flaking finish. The polyester finish -- usually the toughest, most impervious of guitar finishes -- was very mysteriously lifting and peeling away from the body in...
by The Guitar Column on May 3, 2016

Cara Membuat Sumbu / Igniter Yang Tahan Air (Waterproof Fuse) Berbahan Baku Nitroselulosa Dan Black Powder

PYROGEN. Perhatian : Eksperimen dengan bahan pirogen sangat berbahaya, karena terdapat berbagai kombinasi bahan yang tidak stabil dan bahan peledak piroteknik. CAIRAN NITROSELULOSA. Kebanyakan hampir semua pirogen menggunakan bahan vernish NC dan men...
by Bisakimia on Aug 11, 2015

Vintage Gibson ES-175 Restoration

Our favorite local Italian luthier, Luca Quacquarella, was recently commissioned with this vintage Gibson ES-175 restoration.This guitar, which dates back to 1964, was the property of one of the local hotels in Singapore and had been languishing in a...
by The Guitar Column on Dec 4, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 4 | The Final Reveal!

A last look at the gold topThis installment of Refinishing My Les Paul BFG will finally reveal the completely resprayed guitar top in vermillion nitrocellulose lacquer!According to Luca Quaquarella, the luthier who did the refinishing job -- and who...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 13, 2014

Luthier Spotlight | Luca Quacquarella

Born in Milano, Italy, 36-year old luthier Luca Quacquarella is a man on a mission -- to spread the gospel of fine guitar repair.And if there's anyone that could raise a guitar from the dead, it's this guy.Classically trained in violin, cello and dou...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 13, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 3

In Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 2, Luca Quacquarella, our friendly local Italian luthier had stripped the thin gold finish and sanded down the top of the guitar to the bare wood.Gone were the BFG's bumps, ridges and 'scales'.Also gone was the wei...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 6, 2014

Refinishing My Les Paul BFG Part 2

In our first installment of Refinishing My Les Paul BFG, I mentioned looking for a luthier skilled in refinishing guitars in nitrocellulose.Nitrocellulose lacquer is used on higher-end instruments. It not only looks good but also allows the wood to b...
by The Guitar Column on Nov 4, 2014

NC sealer

NC sealer (Nitrocellulose sealer) is type of sealer that widely used in wood finishing. This sealer is made from nitrocellulose resin as the main ingredient. NC sealer is liked by many people because it is relatively ease to be handled and applied. I...
by wisno furniture finishing on Jul 30, 2013


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