Burnt Guitar

Here I am trying out a variation on a Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban.

Sugi, a Japanese Cypress, is scorched on the outside and then treated with oil to make it resistant to bugs and rot.

This is handy when building barns, sheds, fences, etc.

I scorched the outer 1/16 of an inch or so off of this telecaster shaped body that I made out of yellow pine a while back.

After the burning process was finished I scrubbed all the charcoal off with a wire brush and threw a couple of coats of paint on it.

First a few white base coats and then a few coats of semi metallic red auto body paint.

Kind of a fun experiment.