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Hi guys, I’ve just noticed some discolouration  on my SJ-200. The inlay has always had this strange tinge to it since new but it suddenly seems to be spreading! Anybody ever seen anything like this before?

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I can't say anything about Gibson,  but I had other brands do exactly the same and I always thought 

it was just the material ( some types of plastic ) beginning to age.  IMHO

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what year is your J200?

how much time does it spend in the case?

at anytime did a strap or something come in contact with that spot and remain there for a bit?

 

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My J-200 is about to turn 20yr old & the trim has started to yellow. Not exactly sure what’s going on with yours, but from the pictures, I kind of like it.

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2 hours ago, Paul14 said:

My J-200 is about to turn 20yr old & the trim has started to yellow. Not exactly sure what’s going on with yours, but from the pictures, I kind of like it.

Right.. I would expect this from a 20 year old Gibson.  Similar aging on my 95 Les Paul Standard.

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2 hours ago, kidblast said:

what year is your J200?

how much time does it spend in the case?

at anytime did a strap or something come in contact with that spot and remain there for a bit?

 

 

It’s a 2006 model. I use it every couple of days and I’ve never had a strap on it. For cleaning I use the Gibson Pump Polish so nothing extraordinary there either.

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21 hours ago, GStrachan said:

Hi guys, I’ve just noticed some discolouration  on my SJ-200. The inlay has always had this strange tinge to it since new but it suddenly seems to be spreading! Anybody ever seen anything like this before?

'Couldn't see what you were talking about until reading some replies. . . So- it's in the mother of pearl of the logo ("inlay"), and in the binding?

As Kidblast and Bones McCoy were wondering if you'd left a strap or something on there for a while, 'thought I'd post what happened when I left one of those super small, leave-it-on-the-headstock-and-forget-about-it D'Addario micro tuners on the Hummingbird Rosewood for a weekend:

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If the area on  the binding bothered you, I suppose you could try compounding it off, exposing some fresh material with Virtuoso Cleaner, then the polish, if it's only on the surface.

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I think it looks fine! If that’s all that you’re concerned about with that guitar, your doing good! Enjoy it as it ages gracefully!

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I think it looks fine, or at least doesn't distract from the look of the guitar. Guitars age.

And, yeah, don't leave anything (tuner, capo, etc.) clipped to your headstock. They'll screw up a nitro finish fast.

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