GotTheSilver Posted December 14, 2011 Report Share Posted December 14, 2011 Earlier this year, my brother bought a Hummingbird from the 2008 limited edition run of 167. It is a really great guitar and was in absolutely unplayed condition. When he got it, I asked if he was worried about the paint wearing off of the pickguard. He said he was not worried about it because he bought this guitar to play, not to look at. So he is ok if the paint wears off. Now here is where the issue comes in. Recently, my brother moved to New York City and did not want to take the bird with him, so it is now in my care. I have been really enjoying playing it lately, and the paint has started to wear off the pickguard. I have a habit of touching the pickguard with my pinky when I play. Now, if it were my guitar, this would not bother me. But I feel kind of bad about putting this wear on my brother's really nice guitar. I would like to give it back to him in as close to the condition as he gave it to me. So are there any totally reversible ways to protect the paint on the guard? I was reading in another recent thread about spraying the guard of an SJ-200 with lacquer to protect it. I don't want to do anything like this on this guitar. Is there anything I can lay over the guard that will protect the paint, but be completely removable later with no damage to the guard? I imagine this is a long shot, but thought I would ask. As I said, I feel bad putting the wear on my brother's guitar. Thanks, John Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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