The Shiny Guitar Poll

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by avincent52`, Jun 1, 2008.

Do you like Shiny Guitars?

Poll closed Dec 31, 1969.
  1. I wipe my guitar when I sweat on it.

    55.6%
  2. I wipe my guitar when I bleed, vomit, or spill beer on it.

    27.0%
  3. I spend an hour polishing for every 10 minutes I spend playing it.

    1.6%
  4. I killed the last person who put a fingerprint on my guitar.

    9.5%
  5. Don't even point.

    7.9%
  6. I own a relic so I don't think about such things.

    11.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. avincent52`

    avincent52` Member

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    Do you like shiny guitars?
    Do you like people who like shiny guitars?
    Do you think they're obsessive-compulsive poseurs who should spend more time playing and less time rubbing?
    Or do you wonder, in the words of the Rev. Rodney King, Jr., "Why can't we all just get along?"

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  2. XKnight

    XKnight Member

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    If it wasn't for shiny guitars I wouldn't be on death row now.
     
  3. JDandCoke

    JDandCoke Member

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    where the:

    'i never ever clean my guitar'

    option?
     
  4. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    My guitars get played outside in Florida at the beach. Salt air, salt spray, sweat, sun etc. Even a little bood (we do The Who). As long as they play great and sound great, I don't sweat a little filth.
     
  5. todaystomorrow

    todaystomorrow Member

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    I never clean my guitars..... I probably would if I vomited on one though.
     
  6. JDandCoke

    JDandCoke Member

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    my jazzmaster is covered in blood :idk:
     
  7. Polynitro

    Polynitro Member

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    I saw a guy meticulously polish his guitar on stage minutes before his band played...That was too much.

    I keep my stuff nice but I'm not anal about it. The one thing I find though is that a clean fretboard seems to sound better for some reason. Every other string change or so I clean the fretboard and especially the nut slots...The body I'm not too worried about unless like today I was playing my Tele with a wife-beater on and so it smells like B.O.
     
  8. Dave

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    I clean mine when they get funky and they usually get a quick wipe down when I change strings. I'm not obsessed with keeping them shiny, but I am in the habit of taking good care of my stuff, guitars or otherwise.
     
  9. Todd Lynch

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    My guitars are working instruments and have dings, chips, et al in the paint, etc - that said, I want it to be clean - shiny? not so much, but clean?, YES. I didn't vote in the poll.
     
  10. somedude

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    I'll clean the fretboard once in awhile, or the body if it gets sticky for some reason. Beyond that it's a crap shoot.
     
  11. The Captain

    The Captain Supporting Member

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    They all get cleaned from time to time, but they get played a whole lot more. String changes see more comprehensive cleans.
    They are expensive items, there is nothin anal or retarded about cleaning them
    About the guy cleaning his on stage, did it occur to you it nmight have been a relaxation technique for him ?
    My guitars always feel like they play better after a clean.
    I didn't vote, there was no option for keeping them sensibly clean.
     
  12. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    Do you wash your car? Vacuum your carpet? Make your bed? Wash dishes?
     
  13. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    I wipe down my relic.

    Really.
     
  14. Wickerman

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    I'm pretty meticulous about keeping my new guitars clean and shiny when I first get them (especially black ones) but the moment they pick up chips or indelible scratches I sort of let them go and in no time they end up looking like relics. I have a lovely cream Custom Shop Strat that I tried my best to keep perfect but then two things happened almost in the same week: I put a small chip in the paint when I allowed the tremolo block to fall out during a maintenance session, and I played a gig with it and forgot I had my big belt buckle on. :( I still look after it but I wonder if it's really worth it now since I shan't ever be selling it on.
     
  15. Cymbaline

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    I wipe my guitar when I sweat on it. Occasionally.
     
  16. OldSchool

    OldSchool Senior Member

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    Nothing wrong with taking care of your instruments. take care of them and they will take care of you. I do spend a bit more time on the fretboard making sure its conditioned during a string change though.
     

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