Les Paul Faded Concerns
Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:34 AM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:59 AM
I have owned one for going on 3 years, and have never experienced this.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:37 AM
Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:08 AM
The SG I have was sort of sticky from the start but I didn't care because even with that feeling it still played and plays really well. I am not sure what the previous owner did but he made no mention of wiping down the guitar after uses so I'm sure it is just sweat that softened the finish as you say. I'm going to play the Les Paul I'm looking at tomorrow, and I hope it is a good one. If it turns out to be what I want I'll part with my SG and some cash in a heartbeat.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:34 PM
They should be the same but a non faded Gibson, such as the regular Studio, is likely to feel even sticker because there are more layers of lacquer. Do you own any other guitars with nitro lacquer finishes or are you used to guitars with a poly finish (which won't feel sticky?)
Edit: Also, if you live in a hot, humid climate then that will exacerbate the problem with nitro.
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