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American Fender neck laquer question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by steve_man, May 4, 2005.

  1. steve_man

    steve_man Supporting Member

    May 15, 2002
    A freind of mine may be getting a fender american series or a fender american deluxe.

    So I was wondering how does the laquer on the neck stand up over time?
  2. Well it's not a laquered finish, it's a satin polyurethane finish if I remember correctly. Laquered finishes will fade and crack over time, but polyurethane is supposed to be much more resistant. I've seen 15 year old Fenders with polyurethane that still look pretty good, while most nitrocellulose laquer Fenders have cracks and the finish is often sanded to the wood on some older ones.
  3. steve_man

    steve_man Supporting Member

    May 15, 2002
    sorry, I meant poly finish.

    thanks anyways
  4. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    The satin poly on new Fenders feels nice and has held up well IME but I have not had one for more than three years. With a lot of playing they lose the dull satin and become more smooth and shiny. IMO they feel better after a lot of playing.
  5. steve_man

    steve_man Supporting Member

    May 15, 2002

    exactly the answer I was looking for.