View Full Version : Anyone near Chicagoland do uke refinishing?

07-17-2014, 03:33 AM
I have an old Martin where the finish is pretty rough. I got it with shellac sloppily brushed all over it. I removed the shellac and the original finish is pretty rough. I cleaned it up the best I could, but it's not pretty (though better looking than before). So, since the instrument wasn't all that much money, and since it's one I plan to keep for the long haul, I would like to have it refinished. I can do a Tru-oil finish, as I've done a couple of times in the past with nice results, but I'm thinking I'd like to have it French polished, or re-lacquered, though French polish is a nicer looking finish for the older instruments, in my opinion.

So, does anyone know of a place I can have this done in the Chicagoland area? Also, the approximate cost of this? I'm broke at this point, but it's something I'd like to have done once I've sold off a few ukes and can pay for it.