- Jan 31, 2022
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You might be right, but why am I only seeing this on the spot that sees the most contact with my arm? Just coincidence? As you mentioned, I never saw this on my 60th anniv R9 that I played just as much for several years before I got the goldtop. Judging by other people's experience, it may be a long time before I see any true play wear on this guitar. Not that I'm trying to accelerate it, I just would like to track it over time. Kinda like that Talking Heads song Seen & Not Seen.Thats just the finish sinking in spots as it 'dries' completely.
You notice it on solid colours and especially metallic as it telegraphs every flaw. Mere clear coat over tinted grainfill like on back/neck won't show is as much.....and thats over a different wood species anyhow so it will react/sink a little differently anyhow.
My old friend who had a '76 black LP custom, the neck of his guitar was down to the bare wood in places, and I know that he wasn't artificially aging it. I'm curious how other older custom shop guitars that see regular play are looking.