For the enjoyable aspect of photography I enjoy exploring available light, but now have the opportunity to start doing a little freelancing for product photography for musical instruments (guitars). I'd have to take all the equipment on-site to the luthier's workshop.
I'm trying to get a grasp of what I would need. My challenge is the reflective nature of the well lacquered instruments, making me reflexively lean towards continuous lighting (halogen). However I realize that I may be approaching this from the wrong angle together.
I currently have a 5DII with the 430EXII flash, 50mm 1.4 and Tokina 100mm 2.8 macro. For the time being I am on a budget, but could spend up to about $500 on lighting.
Any advice, or links to existing threads (which I could not find) would help!