Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
I'm just about to send a beater guitar body which I've resanded smooth to be nickel-plated - Rich has had bad experience with his but as it's going to be thrown about anyway I don't mind if the edges & routs are a little scrappy, plus being a Kahler Flyer trem the trem mount will cover the edges of the rout rather than sitting within it like a Floyd.
I'll let you know how I get on and will watch this with interest. I want to build a chrome Jem at some point but Rich is right, the nickel-platers get too scrappy a finish to consider with a guitar whose hardware sits within the routs rather than with p'up rings, trem mount etc. sitting over the edges of them.