Gold Hardware: the Good, Bad & Ugly

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by Artwerk Orange, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:55 AM.

  1. Pips

    Pips Tele-Holic

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    A strait no from me - looks like a naff handbag.
     
  2. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Found that out the hard and fast way!
     
  3. ben smith

    ben smith Tele-Afflicted

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    i love it on white guitars if it wares of so be it
     
  4. CalebAaron666

    CalebAaron666 Tele-Holic

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    Gold rules!

    I’d just wipe down the guitar after particularly sweaty sessions.
    Let the gold age and fade because that’s what it does.
    This Falcon is a 2004. Still looks good to me!
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  5. tubegeek

    tubegeek Friend of Leo's

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    @Bella got a cool new gold-plated blinger I'm sure she'll want to show off here!
     
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  6. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Holic

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    Isn't it really brass? That said, I like that hardware on a walnut Gretsch Country Gentleman.
     
  7. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Holic

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    Gold? No way! Then I bought this:

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    Must play blindfolded!
     
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  8. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    Yes! I forgot to mention... I like your poem.
     
  9. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    The gold plated tuners on my Rickenbacker 650S show very little wear;

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    But the control plate is showing it's age (I bought it used in 2004);

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    The photos were taken in 2012, it is not significantly worse today. I think that I inherited the wear from the previous owner. The only other guitar I have with any gold plate is a Yamaha LL-11e bought new in 2001, this recent phot shows very little wear on the tuners;

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  10. guitfiddles

    guitfiddles TDPRI Member

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    I had an SRV strat with the gold hardware. I loved it but the gold sure did wear off fast down where my hand touched the gold bar and bridge. I tried to keep it clean but the oils from my hands just wore it right off and it got splotchy looking really fast. The gold tuners stayed nice for longer I suppose because my hand wasn’t making constant contact like on the bridge and trem bar.
     
  11. Bella

    Bella Tele-Meister

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    No pressure though, right :lol:? I'll grab some pics later. I still havent taken any serious pics of it yet and it's probably time.
     
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    Feel free to steal it: it is yours
     
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