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I think gibson custom shop does a great job at the VOS finish. I prefer it over glossy. The only thing I would like to see them do is age the pickguards. Seems they overlook them (looks like a new pickguard on a 50 year old guitar).

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I don't like VOS. These are fakes "vintage" like relics.


not really. a relic will have the finish dinged, scuffed, faded and sanded down. the VOS is more like a film on top of the finish. using virtuoso and elbow grease, it will shine to near gloss.

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Dont forget, over time the VOS finish will wear off the body contact points.....ie. where your forearm rubs across the body.

Then, you will have a slight shine to the area where the VOS gunk once was.


I rubbed mine off with Virtuoso....no regrets, looks great.

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I cleaned my R0 Ebony vos the day after i got it . didn't like it but the price was right. I think a new guitar should look new . imo.




My Gear :-)


‘10 LP R0 50th Anniversary Version 3 1/500 (Cherry Burst)

‘09 LP R9 50th Anniversary (Heritage Dark Burst) 1/500, Bought 4-2010 new

‘10 PRS 25th Anniversary Santana Model ,10Top / Santana Yellow

‘09 LP R9 50th. Anniversary 1 of 59 (Rust Burst)

‘09 LP R0 Standard Ebony VOS

‘09 “Wildwood” CS - 356 Quilted maple & Korina

‘05 Les Paul Standard Faded T.B.

‘08 50th comm.edition, G.O.M. Flying V

‘08 July G.O.M. Longhorn Double Cut BV (Trans Blue)

‘08 Firebird VII (metallic red)

‘08 Fender Stratocaster ‘70’s reissue (black / rosewood neck)(Fat‘50’s pups)

‘08 Fender Stratocaster ‘70’s reissue (natural / maple neck)

1999 MIM Fender Stratocaster ’70’s reissue (white / maple neck)(‘69 pups)

1987 Japan Squier by Fender, Stratocaster (white / maple neck)

1986 Ovation Model # 1767-Legend

‘08 Marshall JVM 210H - 1960 AX Cabinet

‘10 Fender Blues Deluxe reissue

And some pedals

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