I've spoken to both in terms of advice and pricing etc.
I don't think you're going to find someone "cheap" I think the paint/lacquer/filler alone will take you out of that territory... You could refinish them yourself perhaps - that's the cheapest option I know.
that being said I can't wait to see some progress shots of the Gibson.
there is a dude refinishing an old Norlin era Les Paul which looks pretty smart even though it's only in stripping phase, perhaps if you can find the thread you can ask him ?
Last edited by zenzeypher; 14th November 2012 at 04:32 PM.