SC245 artist finish?

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  1. Colt

    Colt Member

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    Does the SC245 have that thick ass plastic (poly) all over it? Can you get them to spray nitro?

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    Semi-thick urethane, yes.

    Nitro, no. Not unless you go private stock...
     
  3. Colt

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    Thanks, man. I appreciate the info!

    damn. Why can't they do a 245 Satin? blah.
     
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    I doubt we'll ever see a 245 satin, as the old SC Satin died off, and the SC 250 is about to lose the satin option for 2008. I'd personally want a gloss nitro finish on a 245 ala David Grissom sig.
     
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    I'm curious as to why so many people think a nitrocellulose finish is automaticlly thin and acrylic urethane/polyester finishes are automaticlly thick? I've resprayed a few guitars that came with a factory nitro. finish that was a good deal thicker than the non nitro ("poly") finishes used by many builders.
     
  6. Colt

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    I know for a fact the PRS finishes are thick :) I giged a McCarty rosewood for 5 years..got real bad broke, and mom needed some help, so I moved back to Texas and sold my PRS to help her out...::sigh::...maybe I can go back to school after the summer..... :) Just sold it before the fall...and miss it alot.

    Yeah, I'd prefer a gloss nitro like the DGT too....
     
  7. Colt

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    ACtually, if I had my way. I'd have a SC245 with gloss nitro, and a rosewood neck. Don't really give a **** if it's indian, madagascar, or brazilian. Mr. Smith...if you're reading this, I gig 3-4 nights a week, and would play this everynight...I promise. :) Sponsor?
     
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    A good finish is a good finish whether it's plastic or bugjuice. Don't get bent out of shape about it. PRS finishes are excellent.

    I AM with you 1000% about a rosewood neck option. I bought one of the IRW-necked Singlecut Trem Rosewoods, and can't believe what a difference the neck makes to the tone. I put some of Jim Wagner's Goodwood pickups in it, and it sounds absolutely huge! PRS seems to have gotten a good supply of IRW, so I'm glad to see the option on the Customs, so why not on the guitar that's really screaming for it, the SC245. In a heartbeat Paul, just sign me up.-Eric
     
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    Not to be argumenative or anything but I toured the plant a couple weeks ago and from what I saw and heard ( I talked turkey with their finish guy for a long time ) they aren't "thick". When I think thick I think about all the Asian imports, that stuff is thick. Yeah nitro. might be lower solids but 12 coats of nitro is about the same as 4 coats of urethane.
     
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    Even if it is thick, so what. I'm not convinced the thickness of the finish on a solid body electric guitar makes a difference.
     
  11. paintguy

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    Depends what you consider thick:D

    I think PRS finishes are top notch, but the few I have sanded/stripped were quite a bit thicker than they appear. Nowhere near as thick as the Asian imports, but still pretty thick...

    The Asian imports are in a class by themselves when it comes to thick. We are talking 1/4-1/2 inch thick coatings:NUTS:crazy
     
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    Go play a 245 and listen to it.....and I don't think you'll care what the finish is. They sound fantastic.
     
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    Amen!

    Btw, my old Prs Singlecut with the thicker finish had way more sustain than either of my current 2 Historic Les Pauls with the thin nitro finish. Fwiw...
     
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    Before I go any further...I think Paul Reed Smith makes GREAT guitars, and are top notch.

    hahaha, wow. I will still play one, might still get one.......like I JUST SAID, I giged a McCarty for five years...as my only electric. I do like them, I just prefer nitro. It's not so much a sound thing, I just like the way nitro "breaks in"....gets worn in places....and will age with me.

    and on the bottom of my McCarty I had an accident and chipped off some finish..in my opinion, it was thick.
     

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