Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Sao Paulo / New York
Help with hardware!
Most guitars doesn't have a good Gold finish in their hardware. I have one, custom built for me that has gold hardware and after 3 years, it looks terrible. The only guitar I've seen that has an excellent gold finish that appears to be intact after 4 years of intense playing is my friend's 7VWH.
I think the only way to prevent this problem is to clean the gold parts just after you've finished playing, because sweat surely helps accelerating it.