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Show me the wear on your 50s Classic Lacquer Tele neck

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Dave_11, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. ecosse

    ecosse Tele-Meister

    343
    Jul 24, 2011
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    This guitar has been played a TON by myself and other members of the band. One thing about the orange neck is that over time, it has also yellowed/lightened becoming a more natural color. The body and neck are a more natural match than when I bought it new. I wonder if the color formulas were chosen that way?
     

  2. ecosse

    ecosse Tele-Meister

    343
    Jul 24, 2011
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    One last shot for now, a little nick on the back edge. You can see how much this guitar has yellowed. More so on the back than the front. I think that’s a little bit due to some dye bleeding from the case, but it could be environmental I suppose. IMG_1816.JPG
     

  3. ecosse

    ecosse Tele-Meister

    343
    Jul 24, 2011
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Double post
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017 at 9:54 AM

  4. qblue

    qblue Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 12, 2009
    Clarks Summit, PA
    I don't really have sweaty hands so buying a guitar for its nitro finish would be ridiculous. My oldest nitro guitar, a 1980 Gibson L6-S shows no wear. The Gibson ES-347 from 1990 has nothing much for wear and I play it a lot. I also didn't drink the Kool-Aid on 'breathing wood' and nitro finishes, either. And I hate Kool-Aid.

    The guitar that is a nitro finish and shows wear is the 2012 Les Paul Tribute, which was lightly reliced by Gibson. It looks exactly the same, despite the thinner unbuffed nitro finish. I bought this for the P90's, not the finish. The neck has shown more shiny appearance from playing it.
     

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