Relic & Refinish Services

Hand Crafted Guitar Refinishing

We use Nitro to refinish guitars, using techniques that are both traditional and cutting edge.
As always with Stelfox all our processes are carried out by William, and we guarantee an amazing result.

Our Guitar Relic & Refinish Process

We work step by step with you to create the Guitar you've always promised yourself, with zero compromise.
All our work is tailor made for you..


Guitar Relic And Refinish Services

Here at Stelfox Custom Guitars we offer a colour and relic service for your guitar like changing a standard Les Paul to look like the iconic '59.

This means we will remove any current finish all the way back to the bare wood then adding the new finish like a dirty lemon burst or an iced t burst. We then give your guitar a reliced look by adding checkering to the lacquer whilst aging the hardware and plastic.

Then put the odd ding here and there, a little belt buckle rash with some added wear on the neck, we want the guitar to look like it's had a cherished life but time is catching up.

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Check Out A Simplified Timeline Of Our Relic & Refinish Process

We gave a Cherry Sunburst Les Paul a full refinish and light relic job - And the results are Peter Green-Tastic!

A Shiny Cherry Sunburst Les Paul

But not for long! Our customer wanted to channel those 59 burst vibes...

Finish - Be Gone!

Step 1 was to carefully remove the original finish

Step 1 - Stripping The Guitar

Stain and Nitro Sunburst Applied

A very subtle Sunburst for this dirty lemon Les Paul is applied

Making Things Clear...

A Clearcoat of Nitro is applied, which will be dulled to give the guitar a vintage vibe

Step 2 - Stain & Nitro Clearcoat Applied

Check This Out!

Checking is added by hand, very carefully, to age the finish in a natural looking way

Aged Hardware

We subtly age the hardware and knobs to finish the guitar off nicely

Step 3 - Nitro Checking & Aged Hardware

The Finished Article

A wonderfully aged looking Les Paul, ready to rock for another 50 years

A Complete Revamp

From aged hardware to checked paint, this relic job is done!

Step 4 - The Finished Guitar Ready For The Customer

Let's chat about your relic or refinish job today

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Do Stelfox Guitars Have A Warranty?

Our guitars are built to last. We use only the highest quality woods and components, and we take great care in the construction of each guitar. We also offer a 2 year warranty on all of our guitars, so you can be sure that you're making a wise investment.

What Kind Of Music Does The Custom Suit Best?
The Custom is Versatile: The Stelfox Custom can be used for a variety of genres, from rock and blues to jazz and country. We offer a wide range of wood type and pickups to choose from, so you can find the perfect guitar for your playing style.
Can You Make A Guitar To My Specification?
Stelfox is Customisable: We can custom build a guitar to your exact specifications. Choose from a variety of body styles, woods, pickups, and hardware to create the perfect guitar for you.
I Don't See The Options I would Like

Our guitars are hand made to order we can build any style of electric guitar, we would like to invite you to use the contact form to the right to ask about your dream guitar build, for a no hassle chat with our Craftsmen.

Will The Colours Of my Guitar Match The Pictures?

Due to the nature of us working with all natural materials and Nitro paint, colour variations are to be expected. We will provide photos of your build as it progresses to keep you in the loop at all times.