Anyone else despise thick poly?

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  1. Blue4Now

    Blue4Now Gold Supporting Member

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    I have come to the realization that I just hate thick poly finishes. I have sold or traded away every guitar I have had that had a thick poly finish. Now, I don't mind poly in general if applied as a thin undercoat or a thin top finish but I just can no longer stand that wrapped in plastic undestructible poly shell.
     
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    you and the rest of the free world.
     
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    Not me baby, the thicker the better! :stir
     
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    I don't like thick Polly either but her sister ain't bad.
     
  7. Blue4Now

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    don't make me spit my coffe on my monitor again!!
     
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    A guitar will never sound right with poly.
     
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    ?

    Probably most recordings are with poly guitars anymore. Yngwie sure gets about the best, aggressive strat tone I've ever heard. Beck and Clapton do alright too, nowadays.
     
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    you honestly think yngwie beck and clapton are using new poly guitars in the studio? lawlers
     
  12. Tinman

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    That's a very hip opinion.
     
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    new or older ones. Yngwie's famous "duck" is poly, sure looks played to me. It's not that big a deal.
     
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    Hey, give me a strat or tele encased in thick plastique any day!
     
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    Not me, I love the stuff.
     
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    I don't care. Why worry about this crap anyways? just go practice, you'll sound better.
     
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    I hate the idea that Poly hardly ever wears, and it will almost never get that "broken in" feel that nitro guitars get.

    When I think of poly finish, I think of cheap guitars. While that is not necessarily the rule, the first image I get is of my Mexi Strat that looks terrible in the poly finish and how much cooler a thin finish looks.
     
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    not me, I sold all my thin skins ;)

    I think a bad finish job can kill resonance whether its nitro or poly, doesn't matter. there are many other factors of course.

    there are plenty of PRS and Suhrs out there being played by pros....only until recently have they begun offering nitro I think.
     
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  19. Bryan T

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    It really isn't an issue for me. A good guitar is a good guitar.

    Bryan
     
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    What thickness is considered "thick", and what thickness is considered "thin"? My x-ray vision is inoperative and I can't see beyond the outer molecules to determine if there are other molecules stacked up behind.

    My PRS guitars, except for my Modern Eagle have that "dipped in glass" look, but I really wonder how thick or thin those finishes are.

    Agree that nitro can wear/age relatively rapidly compared to Poly, not sure I care much though.
     

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