A Custom's Volume & Tone Nuts & Washers

jmagda

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On a "black beauty" with gold everything, are the factory original nuts and washers nickel or gold plated? Please don't tell me how it makes no difference or how trivial this is; I just want to know the answer to the question.
 

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Typically gold guitar parts have nickel plating with a thin layer of gold plating over the nickel. Some of these parts are actually made from brass or nickel silver.
 
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Typically, gold guitar parts have nickel plating with a thin layer of gold plating over the nickel. Some of these parts are actually made from brass or nickel silver.
Thanks, but what I'm getting at is, are even the parts you don't normally see (like under the volume and tone knobs) gold plated, as well?
 

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I don't own a black beauty with gold hardware but I believe all the hardware is gold plated. Here is a photo of a gibson les Paul with gold hardware. You can see that the nut and washer under the knobs are gold plated.
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