Re: JS1200 finish durabilty
Back in the 90s, ibanez applied a very thick coat of paint on their instruments, sometimes more than 1 mm thick. This doesn't seem to affect sound at all, I've had a 540s with very thick finish that sounded divine.
But I've had an rg570 in silver finish made in 2002, and once a ding was made you could almost scrape the finish around it with your finger nails. The finish on this one was extremely thin, add the fact that basswood is a very tender wood and you have a recipe for disaster. I know that it's all about taking care of our instruments, but I also want one that will not deteriorate easily when the inevitable little accidents occur.