Can someone explain the difference (if there is any) between these to for me?
Hey, thanks for that. It is so confusing with all the abbreviations flying around in society today, so I just wanted to get my head around this oneYes, VOS is something that got added later on to add an aged look.
Vintage Original Spec IIRC is what it stands for, yeah right.
Gloss is an upcharge now, $300. it was, don't know if that increased.
Some guys buff or polish the VOS to get it to a gloss.
No difference in the guitar itself though Rx= VOS nowadays.
If you gig the brand new guitar for a couple years the nickel tarnishes right up.I like the VOS because the aged hardware and pickup covers give the guitar a classy vintage look IMO. I tend to dislike shiny new hardware on a LP after having a VOS.
The VOS stuff polishes off the body itself easily and you can get a perfectly acceptable gloss going.
Vintage Original Spec, as stated in a previous post.
It replaced the Custom Authentic finish.
Nope, you are referring to "Aged Authentic" which has dings and scratches.IIRC the Custom Authentic still shows up as an option on some models from time to time ... like the Billy Gibbons LP ... and is a heavier relicing than the VOS including dings and scratches and wear
The VOS doesn't have dings and scratches .. just an older looking finish and some tarnish on the hardware.
At least that's what I remember
And I find myself reading it every time you post it so keep up the good work.I keep posting this but people must not read it. LOL