Nitro Finish Question
Phil66
Apr 10 2021, 08:52 PM
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Hello folks,

I've just been looking at the specs of my SRV Strat http://www.fendercustomshop.com/series/art...color-sunburst/

It says that the finish is "Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer". Is this the same finish that the old guitars used to have that age nicely if you play the pants off them? Or is it a modern crappy version?

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Phil

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Apr 10 2021, 11:48 PM
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A Nitro finish, when done well, is never crappy. Especially on a Fender custom shop axe.
The 'tinted' thing is that they just add some yellow color (tint) to the nitro to make it look vintage right out of the gate. You have to hand sand and buff a nitro finish and it does take some time which is yet another reason why those axes cost more. And yes, this is the same finish that older guitars (anything pre 1967 or so) had.

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Apr 11 2021, 06:01 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Apr 10 2021, 11:48 PM) *
A Nitro finish, when done well, is never crappy. Especially on a Fender custom shop axe.
The 'tinted' thing is that they just add some yellow color (tint) to the nitro to make it look vintage right out of the gate. You have to hand sand and buff a nitro finish and it does take some time which is yet another reason why those axes cost more. And yes, this is the same finish that older guitars (anything pre 1967 or so) had.


Brilliant, thanks Ken cool.gif

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Phil66
Apr 11 2021, 10:42 AM
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I made a mistake. That guitar in the first post is the custom shop version, mine is the standard version with urethane finish and pau ferro finger board.

Oh well, I still love it, I didn't realise there were two versions, the custom shop version is probably £££££££££££ anyway laugh.gif

This is my poor man's version https://shop.fender.com/en-GB/electric-guit...0.html?rl=en_US

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Todd Simpson
Apr 12 2021, 03:50 AM
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That cost more than my first car!!!!!!



QUOTE (Phil66 @ Apr 11 2021, 05:42 AM) *
I made a mistake. That guitar in the first post is the custom shop version, mine is the standard version with urethane finish and pau ferro finger board.

Oh well, I still love it, I didn't realise there were two versions, the custom shop version is probably £££££££££££ anyway laugh.gif

This is my poor man's version https://shop.fender.com/en-GB/electric-guit...0.html?rl=en_US

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Phil66
Apr 12 2021, 07:42 AM
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I got it for £999 used, always wanted an American strat in sunburst and then that SRV appeared on the market the day after I told my guitar shop mate to let me know if he got an American sunburst strat in for sale. Had to go for it wink.gif

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