The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60341   Message #965411
Posted By: John Hardly
10-Jun-03 - 06:27 PM
Thread Name: Buffing out a matte guitar
Subject: RE: Buffing out a matte guitar
you don't use the same laquer as on a guitar because you're not adding to the finish. You're merely buffing out the matte finish that's already there -- something that will happen over time whether or not you choose to do it as illustrated here.

I have a friend with a Martin 16 model (before they offered the gloss-top option. Without polish of any kind his guitar is (as Bruce put it so well) as though it has a tung oil, rubbed finish.

one good reason to do it -- matte finishes are noisy. If you record or mic the thing you hear every little swish swish of your arm or shirt sleeve on the guitar surface.