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Black Painted Neck Question

Musicman

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I was in the local music store today and noticed a beautiful Desert Burst standard and decided to have a look. When I checked it out I noticed on the neck there were lines where the paint appeared to be seperating. One spot was where the nut was underneath when in the playing position. The other was near the fret board on top. The salesman said he's seen a few that have this and said it's because the black paint is painted over these areas and eventually seperates.

Does anyone know if this is true? I've got a Studio with a black painted back and am worried this may happen to mine. It sounds like it may be a widespread problem and something to look out for. Thanks...
 

Musicman

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Anyone? I believe the factory painted over the nut and the side of the fret board and that is where these lines appear. It may be nothing to worry about, but I thought I'd ask some of you if this has happened to your guitar.
 

DesertBurst

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I have an '03 Desertburst and just took a look at the neck for the lines you describe. No problem here...
 

Musicman

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Thanks, hopefully it's an isolated incident and ours will be spared. Mine's a 2002 and I haven't seen it happen yet. It looked like there may have been some overspray on the guitar in question, which I think would explain the line/cracking of paint seperating from the fret board/nut area.
 

arievds

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Hi C-T,

I'd say not to worry about the paint on the Studio. I got one in '94, back then 'they' were using different paint ( acrylic ) on the studio ( compared to I believe Nitro on the std and cstm ). The acrylic won't fade, age , check or wear in the same way as Nitro.

I think the paint difference still is valid.

Me too, I noticed overspray on the nut of my studio. I just scratched it away;)

Kindest Regards,

Arie
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