Mudcat Café message #2587785 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119317   Message #2587785
Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
13-Mar-09 - 03:41 AM
Thread Name: Guitar polish
Subject: RE: Guitar polish
Okay, you might think this crazy, but it works fantastic!...using 'guitar' polishes, are a waste of time and money!..they don't hold up, and look crappy after a short while...I read of a guitarist who used car polish, such as 'Turtle Wax' on, not just the body, but the neck(all sides' and even the plain wound strings. Not only did the strings last longer, without building up residues, but it played magnificently,, held the brightness of the string, FOR MONTHS, and protected the guitar as well!! I use it all the time, and have requests to 'do whatever I do to my guitar' to others'..and I never tell how I do it!!..except on here....shhhh!.. try it...it will blow your mind! Just put a bit on, and rub it well..then put on a more liberal amount on, let it dry, then buff it out with a dry, clean, soft rag..it will play like glass!!!
And by the way, lacquer does not hurt the tone of the guitar, at all!..Whoever did that to their Martin is a moron!..They use a special lacquer...so if you're going to get your guitar refinished, get it done with the right stuff...not just ordinary lacquer. I'm having mine done right now, as I type...had it done before, 40 years ago. ..they Micro sanded it, and sculpted the tone bars, as well..incredible sounding axe!...though, at present, I'm doing a lot of composing of keyboards. What I told you, is absolutely sound!...Try it, you'll love it!