About This Course
Welcome to the Robert O’Brien Online Sunbursts Made Simple Course. This course, filmed and presented by Jeff Jewitt of Homestead Finishing Products, will teach you everything you need to know to do a professional sunburst finish on both acoustic and electric instruments. In the video course Jeff demonstrates how to do sunburst finishes by hand as well as with a spray gun. You will learn much more than just about sunbursts. The lessons on surface prep, types of tape suitable for masking, color matching and repair, and spray techniques are worth more than the price of the entire course and can be applied to any type of finish work.
Jeff literally wrote the book on all things finishing and in this video course shares his knowledge and experience on how to master the techniques for achieving professional looking sunburst finishes. Follow along as Jeff demystifies the entire sunburst process making it much easier for you to achieve the same high quality results as factories. The course was filmed in High Definition and contains 7.5 hours of quality video instructions with all the ins and outs of how to do a professional hand applied or sprayed sunburst finish.
- Surface prep
- Applying pore filler and sealer
- Types of tape and how to mask the instrument
- Hand application techniques
- Spray guns suitable for sunburts
- Sunburst spray gun techniques
- Colors – theory and how to mix
- Recipes for sunbursts
- Scraping bindings and purflings
- Toning, shading and ebonizing
- Repairing a sunburst finish
- and so much more!
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It has never been easier to learn how to do a professional quality sunburst. Happy Sunbursting!
Excellent Jeff!! Instagram
What a gift! From the master! Instagram
Excellent Jeff!! Instagram
Great guy , and as it happens I just tried to finish an acoustic guitar and messed it up terribly so great insight and lesson on finishing , thanks! Kevin
I’m already into it and loving it. Walt
I have been enjoying the sunburst finish course! Darrin
I have gotten a whole lot of value from buying products and information from these two fine folks (Jeff and Robbie). Don
My first Mandolin. This instrument was brought to me by a customer whose father had brought it with him when he emigrated to this country from Italy in 1911. It was in pretty rough shape and I was excited to take on the challenge of bringing it back to life. It was also my first attempt at a Sunburst finish and I’m pleased with the outcome. I would like to say a special thank you to Robbie O'Brien for his online course for Mandolin building I referred to it a lot, and to Jeff Jewitt and his online course for Sunburst finishes. Both course can be purchased on Robbie O’Brien’s Website they are easy to follow and excellently presented! Robbie Kilchenstein
Jeff has a no-nonsense, precise way of presenting different techniques, materials and tools for accomplishing the finishing process. For me these courses are a bargain. When you are ready, I can recommend them. Thanks, Jeff! Steve