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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by ASATClassic, Jan 16, 2007.
Does poly ever get old? Let's see..
10 year old very well played TA
My '83 '62 AV Strat has little wear for as much as I've played it. It was my #1 for about 13/14 years. It is a little lighter in color wear my arm rests and the scratches above the pickguard are still just scratches. It would much more worm if it were nitro. No checking at all. years.
Here is my 1989 Carvin DC200. This one I bought in 1991 used as a backup to my stable of Showcase edition Gibsons. The Gibsons with a nitro finish all discolored and then cracked. The Carvin with the poly finish has now seen many many many more hours of use on the road than the Gibsons. It still looks and plays the same today as it did the day I bought it. Here is a current photo taken today of the guitar.
You bet it gets old and relics naturally. It's thicker and more durable than nitro. but there really is not much difference when it comes to relic-ing (if they get played that is).
Here is my '74 Strat. No fake relic-ing required.
Heres a 79
Workin on this one.
The bridge is looking nice, and the tuners are almost completely dulled.
I've been playing this guitar just about everyday for the past 13 and half years....
Nothing faked or Relic'd, all real and honest wear and tear.
Wow! That's a Poly finish???
THAT'S some nice honest wear! Nice!
Good and jealous of that checking.
Might have to get out the blowdrier and open the freezer.
Then again, thats not very honest wear.
My MIJ 84 strat's finish has yellowed and cracked pretty nicely
I thought that poly does NOT check...??
Here is my 77 Tele. I love the way it has aged. I wish I had taken better close up pictures.
The neck on my parts Tele is all poly.
Thought I would chime in!
Here is a few pics of my 1973 Jazzmaster. This is what i would call "natural wear" although i believe this guitar has seen som abuse.