ParlourMan, on 10 December 2012 - 01:58 AM, said:
Good point, but you'd think with it being porous the older design would be likely to bleed a little more than it tends to, like black tattoos if you know what I mean.
heheh... i know what ya mean PM
I don't think they are that porous though
just enough to let the paint stick better. It has been a bit of an ongoing debate.. but I think we have solved the slight mystery aspect to it ! ?
They must be using the new material for all the pick guards with the designs on them one would think. The SJ's and your pics showing the fading design ( I noticed EA's bird is showing some missing design also in his recent vid )
With the success of the TV line..maybe Gibson will en devour to keep experimenting with the guards and different materials..till they can have a longer lasting design ?
and like I say..20 years from now..the missing designs of the TV's may be a sought after thing