Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northern California
Re: RG870SPZ Satin Black - yay or nay?
Flat finishes can get shiny over time where your arm rubs against it.
However, on stage, if you do live stuff there's nothing imho that looks better under the lights that black or white. Also TV Yellow, like on Noodles' Talman, is also equally as good as white.
Just in person sitting in my room or in the yard I like sunburst finishes (plain, flame, or tigerseye) better but after playing live in small to big venues over many years, they just don't look that good for some reason. The only wood finish I like for looks in a live situation may be a very washed out blond or natural ash body.
Where black is among the best for live looks, the flat doesn't have a sheen like a gloss black and it looks great. You can always see the shape of the guitar no matter how much light, or what color light, hits it. Gloss black is lean and mean and so good for live performances. I say go for it, but try to get it maybe $100 dollars cheaper or so.
Wait ausie dollars so maybe not so bad.
Last edited by 63Blazer; 03-18-2016 at 09:55 PM.