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Hello everyone, I recently bought a 2014 SG Special Bass with the Satin Cherry finish.I was wondering what the best way of caring for the finish is? I realize the wood is stained,then has a sealer applied over that. I have been using lemon oil on it and it really looks and feels great.Is there any harm in doing this? Other than that, I really like this little bass.I used to have a 60's EB-O back in the late 60's and sold it in 1971 for a Fender.I missed having the Gibson so I bought this.It's more useable than the EB-O I find. Anyway, I would appreciate your suggestions regarding the finish. Thanks.

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Hello RSC, and welcome here.

 

When about satin finishes, it is a good idea to treat them careful and clean them with soft movements. Otherwise it could result in unwittingly buffing them glossy.

 

I also want to remind of an unwritten forum rule, valid after each instrument purchase: Pictures, or it didn't happen! [biggrin]

 

And - ahem - I always like viewing guitar and bass porn, and I'm not the only one here. [love]

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Hello everyone, I recently bought a 2014 SG Special Bass with the Satin Cherry finish.I was wondering what the best way of caring for the finish is? I realize the wood is stained,then has a sealer applied over that. I have been using lemon oil on it and it really looks and feels great.Is there any harm in doing this? Other than that, I really like this little bass.I used to have a 60's EB-O back in the late 60's and sold it in 1971 for a Fender.I missed having the Gibson so I bought this.It's more useable than the EB-O I find. Anyway, I would appreciate your suggestions regarding the finish. Thanks.

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Sorry about the above post as I am feeling my way around.I took a picture with my tablet (not good!)Hopefully it will work.I guess not, the file is too big.I'll try again later when I find a downsizer that works with Linux.

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I've recently acquired a 2014 LP Studio which has a sort-of gloss finish, so I'm assuming that Cream of Carnauba* won't work well without me unwittingly glossing the thing?

 

*It's one of the products in a Dunlop JD-6500 guitar care kit.

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I've recently acquired a 2014 LP Studio which has a sort-of gloss finish, so I'm assuming that Cream of Carnauba* won't work well without me unwittingly glossing the thing?

 

*It's one of the products in a Dunlop JD-6500 guitar care kit.

In fact I seldom go beyond breathing on them and wiping the sweat off with a super-soft facial tissue. Sometimes I put a few drops of distilled water on guitar or tissue, but that's it. My "worn" and "natural vintage gloss" Gibsons nicely retain their looks this way.

 

By the way, cleaning my pairs of glasses and guitars is the only reason for me buying them tissues. [biggrin]

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