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Custom Finishes


Since 2015 I’ve been doing finishes for other European brands/luthiers. All of this acquired knowledge among renowned luthiers makes Rui Silva Guitars known by high end finishes.

Finishing perfectly an instrument is a state of art inside the construction itself, probably the most delicate step which makes the difference between a medium and a high end instrument.
All materials used come from specialist suppliers, so if you are luthier or a player, you can finish/refinish your instrument at Rui Silva Guitars.

*Prices for Electric Guitar/Bass/Acoustic – Body and Neck

Price (without VAT) Price (with VAT)
Clear High Gloss/Semigloss 250,00€ 307,50€
Matte 225,00€ 276,75€
Solid Color + 25,00€ + 30,75€
Candy Color + 50,00€ + 61,50€
Sparkle + 90,00€ + 110,70€
Translucent color (each color) + 15,00€ + 18,45€
Stain (each color) + 10,00€ + 12,30€
1 Burst + 10,00€ + 12,30€
2 Burst + 15,00€ + 18,45€
*1 single instrument (two or more no up charge) + 50,00€ + 61,50€

*Prices for Electric Guitar/Bass/Acoustic – Body Only

Price (without VAT) Price (with VAT)
Clear High Gloss/Semigloss 200,00€ 246,00€
Matte 180,00€ 221,40€
Solid Color + 25,00€ + 30,75€
Candy Color + 50,00€ + 61,50€
Sparkle + 75,00€ + 92,25€
Translucent color (each color) + 15,00€ + 18,45€
Stain (each color) + 10,00€ + 12,30€
1 Burst + 10,00€ + 12,30€
2 Burst + 15,00€ + 18,45€
*1 single instrument (two or more no up charge) + 50,00€ + 61,15€

Prices for Electric Guitar/Bass/Acoustic – Necks Only

Price (without VAT) Price (with VAT)
Clear High Gloss/Semigloss 100,00€ 123,00€
Matte 80,00€ 98,40€
Solid Color + 15,00€ + 18,45€
Candy Color + 25,00€ + 30,75€
Sparkle + 50,00€ + 61,50€
Translucent color (each color) + 10,00€ + 12,30€
Stain (each color) + 7.50€ + 9.22€
1 Burst + 10,00€ + 12,30€
2 Burst + 15,00€ + 18,45€

Add-ons /up Charges

Price (without VAT) Price (with VAT)
Binding Stripping, price per layer + 7,50€ (each) + 9,22€ (each)
Grain Filler (recommended on porous wood)
All instrument
Body Only
Neck Only

Add 15,00€
Add 10,00€
Add 7,50€

Add 18,45€
Add 12,30€
Add 9,22€
Decal Application (just logo – no extra charge) Under request
Des/reassembly, including remove all lacquer 120,00€ 147,60€
Other Options not listed Under request

Note:
*1 only instrument will have 50€ up charge.
* Nitro finishes have 50€ up charge.
The mentioned prices are for instruments ready to finish (sanded up to P320 grit), if we notice that there are sand marks, scratches or the surface is not ok, we’ll inform the customer about the up charge value.
The finishing process includes: Primer; Basecoat, Color / Translucent / Burst; Clear Coat
Delivery time under request.

Custom Finishes