Re: RGT220 HSOL - What's That Finish?
sporatic, it's pretty amazing... especially if you're into "natural" guitars. I mean, if you didn't know any better, you'd think this was raw wood. Hell, I even like the way the guitar SMELLS. I know, I know... weird, but I've always had an appreciation for fine woods, especially hardwoods and exotics. I wish Ibanez made more natural finish guitars like this.
That's why I'm so adamant about finding out what type of oil they used on this model. I want to put the same stuff on a project guitar I'm building.
Based on what little I know about tung oil, and some of the demos I've watched online, it seems to leave a "coat" and sheen after it dries... which can range from minimal to full-on lacquer (if you apply numerous coats). That's not what I want. I want a natural, matte finish like on my RGT220 HSOL.
Originally, I was planning to use Watco Danish Oil, but someone on another forum recommended (strongly) against it. However, the Watco seems to be the closest I've come to duplicating the finish that's on my Ibby.
My original question still stands, so if anyone knows what finish Ibanez used, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!