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Thread #60341   Message #965230
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
10-Jun-03 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: Buffing out a matte guitar
Subject: RE: Buffing out a matte guitar
Thanks for the link, John. I've considered buffing out my wife's 00-15. Now I may have the nerve to do it. Normal wear from playing has buffed out parts of it anyway so why not make it look the same all over? I have only seen one of the "old" 15 series Martins from back in the 60's and the finish on it looked very similar to the final results in the photos - more like a rubbed tung oil finish than lacquer.

However, I would be a little concerned about buffing affecting the guitar's resale value. The 00-15's not going anywhere so I can do anything I want to it. I also have a J12-15 that I don't play much and may sell or trade someday. I don't think I'll mess with it. And Taylor's putting satin on some not-so-cheap guitars that I definitely wouldn't want to mess with unless I was absolutely certain of a lifetime commitment.