Anyone satinize just the forearm bit of a tele?

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  1. Cysquatch

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    I'm sure I'm not the only one, but I find that with poly-finished Teles, my sweaty dang forearms tend to really stick down to the lower bout when I'm playing and it can get so bad it actually fools with my picking a little when I'm in the thick of it. I'm considering just taping off a section of the bout and giving the classic Scotchbrite treatment to alleviate the issue, if perhaps a bit more gingerly than I would on a neck, in case it doesn't really work and I want to be able to polish it back out. Has anyone gone down this road and have any hard-earned wisdom I can bum?
     
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  4. trev333

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    I just roll over the top corner some, usually by hand sanding... not extreme like a strat, just enough to take the hard corner off...

    comfy..:)

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    Never mind, I read “sanitize”....LOL...the nurse in me still, I guess
     
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    Power tools will solve your issue, but you will destroy any resale value ...
     
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    Wear your mask, sanitize and social distance please
     
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    I've only ever had that problem with a nitro finished guitar, which also gave me a very itchy rash on my arm.

    I ditched the guitar.
     
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    Hi.

    Well, I read it as satanise...

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    talking sanitisation....:rolleyes:

    my first born hasn't had more than a rub down with a dirty tshrit since I made it 10 yrs ago...:D

    man, there'd be some mixed DNA on this one....:lol:

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    reminds me of the dyslexic devil worshipper who sold his soul to Santa for some reason
     
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    I had to go back and look at it twice before I realized it wasn't "sanitize".
     
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    I'd advise you to try out a satin finished guitar under the same circumstances to see whether it actually helps that much. It might not. The other advice I offer is to never presume a change is totally reversible, especially when it comes to finish. Short of a full refin, usually the evidence remains. Rather than change the guitar, my instinct would be to try and manage the sweat.
     
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    OK, so I'm not the only one who read it that way.
     
  15. Cysquatch

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    I've been going with the long sleeve shirt path for a while, but as mentioned, I'm a sweaty type and that's not always a comfortable option. But, it's certainly been a decent fix with no damage or cost, at least.

    I would, but I prefer the way the tele shape feels under my arm, probably just my picking posture or some such, and I still have the same issue with strats. I think I've got mutant sweat or something given the adherent AND corrosive qualities it appears to have. Though I might put a light roll on ones I build going forward, I also don't want to deal with chewing through all of the poly to get down to the wood on an already finished guitar.

    I had a satin nitro guitar for a few years and it was the best I've had as far as the sticky sweat issue, too bad it was kind of a turd otherwise. I've not had a chance, and probably won't any time soon, to get my hands on a satin poly tele to give it a whirl. I'm not really worried about completely removing the evidence if I do reverse it, more just even it back out a little. It's certainly not a guitar that's going anywhere until I'm in a box or too decrepit to play, in which case it's going to family. If it stays a little ugly, just part of the trip I guess.
     
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    As someone who is a certified sweaty b*st*rd, I can attest that even a satin finished (sanitized or not for those who are still doing double takes at the thread title) only helps so much. My main Partscaster has a full satin finish, and I'll still occasionally find my arm sticking to the guitar.

    Best solution I've found is to keep a sweat rag handy and use it at semi regular intervals on both the guitar and my arm.
     
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    Save your Tele!...Neoprene arm sleeve.

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  19. Cysquatch

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    Well, rag it is then. I'm sure I've got some old undershirts that'll serve nicely.

    Does every arm sock come with this same level of macho energy? I'm sold if so.
     
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    I saw Dan Baird play a while back and he is a proponent of the arm sock. Played a pretty rad Tele too.

    Sweat happens.
     
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