This.Satin finishes wear more quickly than gloss and ding easily, but to me that is part of the charm. They can be polished up to a semi-gloss, almost VOS-like shine with some rubbing compound and elbow grease. It won't add any additional protection, but they sure look nice.
Maybe I’m crazy but I love the look of that SG neck. I want my guitars to look played because I’ve played them; I always get sad when I see a 20 year old LP with zero wear.Here are some pics that show the glossy to satin transition on my 2012 SG and my 2011 Trad-Pro.
This on the body of my SG
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The neck has polished to gloss from just playing and the back of the headstock is still satin.
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The same on my Trad-Pro
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