Friday, January 1, 2010
Mission 770 Freedom 4 Photos
Happy New Year! I wish you all a year of peace, prosperity, beautiful music and cool equipment.
The streaks in the photos are blurred snowflakes, but no speakers were harmed or frozen in producing these pictures.
This pair was in Mission's black ash finish, which to me is way too opaque, masking the grain, and looking less like wood than black woodgrain vinyl.
I had only a short time to get the finish off these in the cold on Thursday, so tried a paint stripper instead of my usual laborious sanding. It was messy, but worked like a charm (which I'm sure doesn't surprise any of you who have tried it). it then took only a light, fine sanding to get out scratches and make them as smooth as glass. They have only had two applications of oil (I like at least four), and will keep getting nicer.