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  1. Only real solution I see is to flash some lacquer clear coats over the scratch. 3-6 coats, spraying two hours apart. maximum 2 coats per day. minimum 3 weeks to cure wet sand up to 1500 grit to make level, and then buff out with polishing compounds. It's a lot of work just to fix a .5" scratch but that's what a luthier would do, and charge you $300 for it since it's finishing work.
  2. Since nitrocellulose lacquer melts into itself, I'm sure that a satin finish can be sanded down and then clear coated with gloss to be sanded and polished to a semi gloss or even high gloss sheen. The main issue is that GIbson's satin finish is so extremely thin as it is, that there's a very real risk of burning through the colorcoat during every part of this process. I'm feeling somewhat committed to this as making it my spring project! Will definitely keep everyone updated/ post photos as I go along.
  3. Yes, it seems like it's possible to rub down the satin finish with some 600 grit, wipe clean, and start gloss clear coats. I suppose the biggest challenge in all of this would be the time/effort involved with removing all the hardware and masking it well... especially the f-holes.
  4. Hi all, I'm wondering if it's possible to spray nitro clear coat directly over a satin finished guitar straight from Gibson to achieve a high gloss look? I've read elsewhere that folks have been buffing out the satin with polish to achieve a gloss, but curious if I can go the other way, and apply more lacquer rather than take away for a high shine?
  5. Is there any real need for the tiny felt washer that is under the very tip of the bigsby arm? mine is out of alignment and I just feel like ripping it off, that is unless im somehow going to compromise the bigsby.
  6. i have had this problem elsewhere, including columbia college during a rehearsal, it was bad the band director would have to talk over this annoying little buzz i could do nothing about, is there anyway I can check where the grounding has gone bad?
  7. after reading some older posts on the forums it seems to be a grounding issue, however that doesnt fix the problem that there is still a trace amount of hum even when the volume knobs are rolled all the way off.. either way, how do I fix the grounding issues?
  8. is this a common phonomenon? whats wrong with the guitar? also.. when the volume knob is rolled all the way down the hum is worse
  9. this is what ive kind of come to understand when looking at inferior or sub standard models.. like the MIK Epiphone casino, as opposed to the Elitist, the elitist has the orange sunburst going into the horns whereas the MIK does not, and the Honey Burst and Cherry Burst of the Les Paul Classics look less vivid and more basic than some of the R8's and R9's ive seen, is this true?
  10. thats what word seems to be from some people ive heard from, as well as people on ebay claiming that gibson is done making the 1960 classic seris
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