Okay, so I have been wondering this for quite some time? How many types of bass finishes are there? and what are their differences? There are Satin finish, Gloss finish, Matte finish, Nitrocellulose finish, polyurethane finish, Lacquer finish, Transparent finish, etc. I can understand the differences of some of the obvious ones like gloss vs matte finish. But those stuff like satin finish and matte finish does not seem to have a difference. I googled 'satin finish bass' and I am presented with a range of bass from matte-look Warwick Corvette to Sadowsky's metallic-look Satin bass. Would be glad if anybody can chime in and tell me the differences.