what finish is on there?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bon viesta, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    yes yes yes!!! i know this is a guitar, i’m not blind, but i’m just interested in the finish. nitro??? i don’t see it being glossy, and i doubt its poly either. i’m surprised i couldn’t find an answer on any other various guitar forum so i’m afraid i’ll have to do a more hands-on approach to get those sweet sweet answers.

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  2. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I would guess nitro
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  3. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    Both nitro and poly can be anything from flat to satin to super shiny. It is difficult to tell what a finish is from a picture. Over time nitro can develop characteristic crazing but the lack of it is not diagnostic.
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  4. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    satin nitro?
  5. Is there even a finish on them? Back in the day before wood was the deciding factor in a guitar's tone, finish was. John and George stripped the finish off 2 guitars and this sparked the common knowledge that guitars needed to breathe. So this may be one of those breathing guitars with no finish.
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  6. bon viesta

    bon viesta

    Dec 10, 2020
    wouldn’t they have deteriorated (mildly) into the 70s when both george and john were still using theirs? i know they may act differently to solid bodies but generally it is a baaaad idea to have an unfinished guitar instrument with wood out there in the open like that, and for good reason.
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