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    Private Stock nitro - it's gonna relic quickly...

    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

    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!
    Last edited by Twinfan; 12-07-2012 at 02:06 PM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    ...the cowboy chord area.
    I had to g00gle that...
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    I had to g00gle that...
    Ain't no money above the 5th fret...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    Ain't no money above the 5th fret...
    Never heard that one before, gotta remember it.

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    Yeah, nitro scares me....
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    Nitro rules if you like worn-in guitars, as I do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    Nitro rules if you like worn-in guitars, as I do!
    Worn PRS ?? Welcome to the "Moron" Club......LMAO!!!

    I wonder if Paul M. shot it with the leftover Nitro from mine????
    Last edited by Jet Whitey; 12-07-2012 at 04:20 AM.
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    Ha ha! He may well have done Todd! I don't think mine will crack like yours, but I wish it would...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    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!
    If you want to keep a nitro finish looking factory fresh: never, ever play the guitar. LOL
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    ^ ha ha! That too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinfan View Post
    ^ 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.

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