- Apr 8, 2015
She sure is a beauty with such nice figure . As far as the finish goes I am sure you know these are very thin/light coats of nitro lacquer which will ding and chip very easily . I also am almost sure that you know that Gibson Custom does the finish this way in order to let the natural tone of the wood resonate and sustain just like the Golden era . Then you get what you have which sucks for sure .The guitar was mint when I got it from a client as partial payment for a bill. I had it for a few months but didn't play it much.
I lent it to a friend of mine who was recording an album and he damaged the finished as shown in the pictures. He claims he was just setting the guitar on the floor throughout the session and did not notice it was getting damaged. Perhaps this guitar's finish was defective from the factory but who knows. I also lightly tapped the headstock on a cymbal, and it also cracked and flaked off the finish there as well. I sent the pictures to Gibson and that they "estimated" that they'd charge around $1000 to refinish the guitar, which I felt was a waste of money, given what a shitty job they did from the factory. I told Kim about it to see if he could just "fix" it and he told me that the lacquer he uses would not adhere with the existing lacquer on the guitar and suggested that I let him just refinish it. At first I was only going have him refinish it but I decided to go for the full deluxe while I'm at it-in for a penny in for pound.
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