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OMG ease up on the Poly, Epi.


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That's one shiny guitar.......you've hit upon what I like least about Epi's...that thick glop that they insist on slathering on like glaze on freakin donut.....MMMMMM..donuts. DoooooH!#-o

You got that right LB. Why make a perfectly useable guitar and great in many respects and coat in in poly this thick ? You'd think they're trying to hide something ???

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Well, we all got used to Lennon's matte finished Casino, so a "Natural" in glossy

seems..."Wrong!" But, his guitar originally (sunburst), was pretty glossy. I DO think, that

manufacturers (too often) go overboard on the thickness, though. But, a little

scotch brite, will cure a lot of "Gloss!" LOL!

 

CB

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another plastic looking Epiphone. Nothing like a subtle coat of poly...

 

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You know they put on too much' date=' when the poly coating is more shiny than the metal pick-up covers.[/i']

 

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It least it isn't over a spruce top. Now, bumping that guitar will produce an effect like a bullet through a windshield, no?

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And' date=' at least that one, isn't that sick greyish (or grayish...if you prefer) "Natural" like some I've seen.

Is it Polyester, or Polyurethane? Or, does anyone know? ;>b The "Elitists" have a much nicer, thinner

"Poly" finish, at least.

 

CB

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I always thought it was polyurethane, but Spud indicated that it is polyester. I tried to figure it out by perusing the Stewart-MacDonal site, but to no avail.

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What you all don't know is that this is one of the mythical guitars that a customer orders to their own specifications. The Epiphone Custom Shop spent hours making this guitar bulletproof for the one of the presidential candidates, and you're all mocking it.

 

(They weren't supposed to tell who they made it for, but they did say that he remembers when all guitars had F-holes...)

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What you all don't know is that this is one of the mythical guitars that a customer orders to their own specifications. The Epiphone Custom Shop spent hours making this guitar bulletproof for the one of the presidential candidates' date=' and you're all mocking it.

 

(They weren't supposed to tell who they made it for, but they did say that he remembers when [i']all[/i] guitars had F-holes...)

 

I know it wasn't made for our current president, because it wouldn't have an F hole, it may have an A.

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It least it isn't over a spruce top. Now' date=' bumping that guitar will produce an effect like a bullet through a windshield, no?[/quote']

 

Yes, it certainly would. I like the look of poly, but it seems like the more they put on, the worse it is at handling a bump or a ding. Just think, fifty years from now kids are gonna be relicing new guitars to resemble the vintage busted winshield guitars that their Grandfathers used to play.

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another plastic looking Epiphone. Nothing like a subtle coat of poly...

 

LINK

 

You know they put on too much' date=' when the poly coating is more shiny than the metal pick-up covers.[/i']

 

6656_1.JPG

 

I totally agree with you, i have two guitars and i sanded the poly coat off them. people are right, they look like glazed dounts and i think that kills the resonance. with the poly coat the guitar sounds dull and ugly. i sand mine down and just paint them with spray paint ( i really dont care how the guitar looks) and it helps the guitar alot. i enjoy playing them unplugged cause they sound better.

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