- Jul 19, 2014
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i had the same question since years ago when i bought my first epiphone ^^
Do rock stars clean their guitars after playing, clean it every x time or never clean it?
i saw many pics and videos of ppls like angus young or keith richards for example were their guitars are very dirty, even when they was going to play one song only, wich makes me think that their radies have express order to not clean th eguitars?
my doubt is, to let the guitar to age, its better to clean or to clean with polish or just let the guitar take all the sweat it gets from playing?
polish accelerates aging or its better to just clean with some white cotton tshirt dry or wet?
now i have a nitro lacquer finish and after 3 weeks or 4 its getting much scrachs and some small chips. Even if i take the guitar and have a pick on my hand that touches the body and it creates a ding.
also yesterday a friend came to home and he was playing like two hours and after he gone i was cleaning the guitar and had several sweat tears that i cant remove, they just faded into the lcquer.
i use to play a lot, i dont gig but i play many hours per day with my guitars, so i sweat a lot on the body and neck.
so, i wanted to age the guitar the faster way possible so, do i let the guitar with the sweat, do i clean with a shirt or do i clean-polish?
btw my sweat its not corrosive, i can let it for a day and the wipe and the lacquer goes gloss but my friend sweat even in 1:30- 2 hours had made permanent marks.
should i just give it to my friend to play much and not clean i get it back in a year?(joking)