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    Static Cling Pick Guards On PRS V12??

    I'm new here and it's my first post. I bought a Quilted 10 Top P22 in Black Gold with a Solid Rosewood Neck. I want to preserve this gorgeous guitar from pick marks. Is it safe to use a Clear Static Cling Pick Guard on the V12 finish? I've been using a clear static cling guard on my Taylor 12 Fret GC since day one. I remove it every time I change strings which is about once a month. No damage what so ever from using the Clear Guard. I have another Taylor Clear Static Cling Guard that I was going to cut and fit to the P22.

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    I find that the strings are far enough away from the body that pick marks aren't an issue. Even my SE that hasn't been treated with the care if a USA model is clear of pick marks.

    Maybe it's a technique/style thing I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desperado View Post
    I find that the strings are far enough away from the body that pick marks aren't an issue. Even my SE that hasn't been treated with the care if a USA model is clear of pick marks.

    Maybe it's a technique/style thing I'm not sure.
    Most of the time I would be fine, but when I dig into SRV's Pride & Joy, I know I could get into the top.

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    If I recall, the Taylor finish is UV cured polyester or urethane if it's a guitar made within the last several years. So it's a pretty non-reactive finish. Older PRS finishes were poly as well.

    The V-12 may be different; evidently it isn't as chemically reactive as pure nitro, but there have been statements implying that it contains nitrocellulose compounds. I have no idea whether this came from the company, or was merely guitar forum speculation.

    Just think, your guitar could be the first victi...er...subject... for this experiment in modern chemistry!



    I don't think the PRS warranty includes finish damage that could be caused, either.
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    I sent an email to Customer Service about this. I'll let you know what they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resonator View Post
    I sent an email to Customer Service about this. I'll let you know what they say.
    Interested in what they say too. I am looking to do the same thing.

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    I know that I put one on a Nitro PRS Sunburst 22 and it bubbled the finish. Not terribly pretty. Fortunately, I found a repair person who was able to rub it out and it looked a lot better. I'd love to see what PRS says about it. I've got a lot of this material and would like to put one on!

    Bob

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    Any updates?

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    Just play the guitar, that's why they build them. Pick scratches aren't going to hurt your guitar unless you use a screw driver for a guitar pick.

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