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Is it Mother of Pearl (MOP) or Pearloid?

#21 User is offline   IanHenry 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:26 AM

Does it matter?


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

View PostIanHenry, on 20 February 2019 - 07:26 AM, said:

Does it matter?...

To be fair, Ian, the OP mentions in post #7 that he is merely being curious and is not unhappy with his guitar.

FWIW it looks like genuine seashell to me. It would be the environmentalists' choice, too; no need for making yet more nasty non-biodegradable man-made plastics which end up in fishes' stomachs!...
You never know; perhaps Gibson employees are encouraged to go beach-combing for pretty 'vacated' oyster shells when they go for a day out to the seaside. I've done it myself. Very satisfying!

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:37 PM

I think it's mother of pearloid :-)

Markers are generally the very last thing on my mind, I prefer no markers at all. Only my Pat Martino and Cort Jim Triggs were made without them.




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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:25 AM

Put your ear up to it and see if you hear the ocean.

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:50 PM

IanHenry said:

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Does it matter?


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Not a deal breaker, but I would like and prefer them over acrylic/plastic inlays any day :D



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