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Twinfan
12-06-2012, 09:18 AM
I was cleaning the back of the neck on my gigging PS Sig the other day, and I noticed some build up around the cowboy chord area. Thinking it was some dried sweat from my last gig outing, I used the edge of my fingernail to remove it. It turns out it was the finish peeling a bit :o

I've had the guitar around a year, and it gets used a lot, but I must admit I wasn't expecting it to wear quite so quickly! I really love the way the finish is so thin and the way it has sunk slightly into the grain, which I'm sure enhances the tone too.

On closer inspection, there are a couple of small areas on the back of the neck where the finish is no longer flat and smooth, and it's indented slightly. Not a problem to me as it was bought specifically as a gigging tool, and as I dropped the guitar on its first gig denting the lower edge it's certainly earning plenty of 'character' along the way. Whoops...

So just a heads-up to those of you with a nitro finish - if you want it to stay looking factory fresh, wipe the guitar down properly with polish after playing it! :beer:

rugerpc
12-06-2012, 09:30 AM
...the cowboy chord area.

I had to g00gle that... :biggrin:

LSchefman
12-06-2012, 10:13 AM
Honestly, Twin, I'd have the PTC check it out. I've had a nitro-finished PRS and it didn't do that. Nitro can be really tricky, but it should last a long time.

JMintzer
12-06-2012, 11:08 AM
I had to g00gle that... :biggrin:

Ain't no money above the 5th fret...

Twinfan
12-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Honestly, Twin, I'd have the PTC check it out. I've had a nitro-finished PRS and it didn't do that. Nitro can be really tricky, but it should last a long time.

I'm in the UK - no PTC for us! Even if I was in the US, I think I'd leave well enough alone and let it relic. I don't know of any well used PSs out there, so it's kinda cool.

sergiodeblanc
12-06-2012, 07:27 PM
Ain't no money above the 5th fret...

Never heard that one before, gotta remember it.

wilerty
12-06-2012, 11:34 PM
This is why they offer vanilla and chocolate ... and I chose V12.

DRM_777
12-07-2012, 03:14 AM
Yeah, nitro scares me....

Twinfan
12-07-2012, 03:58 AM
Nitro rules if you like worn-in guitars, as I do!

Jet Whitey
12-07-2012, 04:11 AM
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/Teasme4764/IMG_2344.jpg
Nitro rules if you like worn-in guitars, as I do!

Worn PRS ?? Welcome to the "Moron" Club......LMAO!!! :rofl:

I wonder if Paul M. shot it with the leftover Nitro from mine????

Twinfan
12-07-2012, 04:42 AM
Ha ha! He may well have done Todd! I don't think mine will crack like yours, but I wish it would...

garrett
12-07-2012, 12:20 PM
So just a heads-up to those of you with a nitro finish - if you want it to stay looking factory fresh, wipe the guitar down properly with polish after playing it! :beer:

If you want to keep a nitro finish looking factory fresh: never, ever play the guitar. LOL

Twinfan
12-07-2012, 01:37 PM
^ ha ha! That too!

Shawn@PRS
12-07-2012, 01:57 PM
^ ha ha! That too!

Hi Twinfan,

You can contact your dealer/distributor and they can assist you with this. If need be, we can have it sent back to Maryland and we'll give it a full evaluation here at the factory.