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Yup.. you have from what I know three main types.. Full finshed guitars with Gloss or Satin like the

 

Les Paul Standard fully finished gloss

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Standard.aspx

 

or a full satin finish like the Traditional Satin which is still full layers of paint but finished in satin

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Traditional-Mahogany-Satin.aspx

 

Then you have whats called the Worn or Faded finishes that are still Nitro but not buffed and with fewer coats found on guitars like the tribute Studios (which is one of the things that makes them cheaper)

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Studio-60s-Tribute-Darkback.aspx

 

Then you get some models that come in both Satin and Gloss finish (just to make things more complicated :))

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Junior-Special-Humbucker.aspx

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Yup.. you have from what I know three main types.. Full finshed guitars with Gloss or Satin like the

 

Les Paul Standard fully finished gloss

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Standard.aspx

 

or a full satin finish like the Traditional Satin which is still full layers of paint but finished in satin

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Traditional-Mahogany-Satin.aspx

 

Then you have whats called the Worn or Faded finishes that are still Nitro but not buffed and with fewer coats found on guitars like the tribute Studios (which is one of the things that makes them cheaper)

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Studio-60s-Tribute-Darkback.aspx

 

Then you get some models that come in both Satin and Gloss finish (just to make things more complicated :))

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Junior-Special-Humbucker.aspx

 

Hi Rabs,

The traditionals above come in satin and worn for the same price and the tributes say they are satin finishes. I wonder whether worn/faded descriptions are used for cherry and brown stains and satin descriptions for the bursts and blacks? Both have the thin nitro coats.

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Hi Rabs,

The traditionals above come in satin and worn for the same price and the tributes say they are satin finishes. I wonder whether worn/faded descriptions are used for cherry and brown stains and satin descriptions for the bursts and blacks? Both have the thin nitro coats.

Yeah its confusing as they seem to as you say use the word Worn on certian colours.. which is a bit odd....

 

So the words Satin/Faded and Worn all seem interchangeable in Gibson speak.. They should probably try and at least standardise the wording they use within the same models cos its confusing otherwise.. People have said on here that they wont pay that much for a worn finish, BUT it is a full coat just a satin finish, they just call it worn for some reason.

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