- Aug 26, 2004
And did all of their product line get nitro, specifically the Firebird 1?
It was my impression that not only the Custom Shop but all of Gibson have always used nitro on all of their guitars, although probably with different formulas over the years.
I remember last year there was some unverified speculation that Gibson changed the nitro in 2019 -im wondering if there may be some truth to this as I have a 2019 goldtop that has some pretty significant weather checking
I wonder if they use a slighly different formula for finishing gold-tops. It seems like they are more prone to weather checking than bursts. I have been trying to get my burst to get checking, but it hasn’t happened at all. But I have seen several people on the forum mention their gold-tops started checking unintentionally.
I dont know - maybe it could have something to do with the differences due to the presence of the goldpaint? What got me thinking that maybe the formula had changed was that Ive got a 2013 R7 (gloss) thats been frequently left in the car in pretty extreme weather but has zero checking yet the 2019 goldtop (VOS) that has the checking has been kept in its case mostly at home. I doubt if the VOS vs gloss would be responsible for the difference as it would seem like the gloss model would have been more likely to weather check?
My 2018 R7 still smells like a birthday cake. :spabout
Back in the 70's I was working at a local music store. Whenever a new Gibson arrived, we would all crowd around the case to cop that fresh nitro headrush!