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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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schecter jeff loomis 7-string help

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so i am in love with this guitar but i'm having some worries regarding the finish. the finish is not a gloss finish like most guitars it is satin. my question to all you knowledgeable guitarists is will this finish leave oil marks??? 900 bucks is a lot for a guitar and i wouldnt invest that kind of money into something that is going to leave oil marks from loads of playig time. thanks for the help.
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a guitars finish is going to get worn no matter what the finish is. Pick scratches are going to appear. They're marks of honor and proof that you actually use your guitar instead of letting it sit in a stand all pretty and perfect. I'd be more concerned with how that badboy plays.
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a guitars finish is going to get worn no matter what the finish is. Pick scratches are going to appear. They're marks of honor and proof that you actually use your guitar instead of letting it sit in a stand all pretty and perfect. I'd be more concerned with how that badboy plays.
i understand that. im not interested in shelling out 900 for a guitar that is going to have nasty oil spots all over it though. 900 is a lot for me and i want the guitar to look as well as it plays. apparently i plan on playing it often otherwise this question wouldnt matter.
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so anyone have an answer to this?
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Re: schecter jeff loomis 7-string help

I think the 'satin' type finishes are just as durable if they're polyurethane and not something else. Some folks simply buff them to shiny anyway, as happens a lot with the Highway 1 Fenders.
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Re: schecter jeff loomis 7-string help

A good mate of mine owns a Gibson Gothic Explorer, which has the matte black satin finish. He has had it for about 4 years now, and the finish has held-up pretty well considering the regular useage. He does baby it though. It has gone shiny where his arm rests by the bridge, but it just can't be helped I'm afraid. It doesn't spoil/ruin the finish though, just shows a sign that it has been played.
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A good mate of mine owns a Gibson Gothic Explorer, which has the matte black satin finish. He has had it for about 4 years now, and the finish has held-up pretty well considering the regular useage. He does baby it though. It has gone shiny where his arm rests by the bridge, but it just can't be helped I'm afraid. It doesn't spoil/ruin the finish though, just shows a sign that it has been played.
Personally, I like the look of it becoming shiny due to wear. One of my old Schecters were like that.. I had it for 5 years, looked real worn in and played. Unfortunately, I had to send it back to them due to the neck getting warped (Schecter carries a life time warranty), and they sent me back a brand new one! Have to do it all over again.. heh.
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Re: schecter jeff loomis 7-string help

I personally hate having guitars look "good", makes me feel like I haven't played it enough. I'm so ****in' clumsy any guitar I own will inevitably have tons of dents in it if I'm playing it even semi-frequently (Aside from my Schecter, somehow I haven't dinged that up yet)
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