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    Sunken Finish Pile On

    Inspired by another thread, show your gorgeous guitars with the finish sinking nicely into the wood!

    Extra points if your gold top shows flame!
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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    Let me kick it off with some sunken poly... '99 Custom 22 Soapbar

    Very hard to photo (especially in my office)




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    Does the finish sink into the grain on the whole top? I think that would look pretty neat.
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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    Quote Originally Posted by prstatic
    Does the finish sink into the grain on the whole top? I think that would look pretty neat.
    Yep, the finish is applied very evenly over the top so it's the same sexy story everywhere!

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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    Some of my favorite PRS over the years had the finish beautifully sunken into the wood. What a great look.

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    Don't have any other photos at hand where it shows but if you look closely you can see a little sunken finish happening between the pickups. It's gloss nitro and it does show better on the back with the mahogany's pores. Think it looks cool.
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    What I would like to do ideally would be to put together an animated GIF file of me turning my guitar through a light source. It's so obvious that way, but the stills barely pick it up. The wavey lines here should be much more straight. You can also see behind the bridge on the face of the guitar, the centerline where the top was joined/bookmatched, but once again, still photos just don't get it.

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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    Oh, here's another one. The reflection of the edge of the bed shows it nicely, especially up near the pickups.

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    This one's sunken a bit:


    If you click on the link, you can see the sink much better: http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn16/dumbleods/5.jpg

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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    do the newer poly guitars do this or only the pre 95ish or whatever?

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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    Quote Originally Posted by wsaraceni
    do the newer poly guitars do this or only the pre 95ish or whatever?
    My PS is late 2000, and it has sunk a bit...


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    My black guitar up there is a 2005
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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    what causes it? my santana brazilian i dont think has sunk at all. i'll have to look closer though

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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    My brand new Black JA-15 had a sunken finish the day I got it. Same thing with my Private Stock HBII. It would seem that time isn't the only factor.

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    just checked again. no sunken in finish but some pretty good arm wear

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    Here's another shot showing sunken finish beauty...


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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    My nitro finish on my 09 Custom 24 GC45 has so sunken in so nice. The finish so incredibly thin. You can see the pours in the mahogany and a nice wavy pattern in the top. I can't get it to show in pictures.. but it's killer in person if you dig that sort of thing.

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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    This is one of those fetish's I don't get. If I ever saw my finish sinking into the guitar, off to the PTC it would go :mrgreen:
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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ratchet
    This is one of those fetish's I don't get. If I ever saw my finish sinking into the guitar, off to the PTC it would go.
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    Re: Sunken Finish Pile On

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ratchet
    This is one of those fetish's I don't get. If I ever saw my finish sinking into the guitar, off to the PTC it would go :mrgreen:
    These finishes are not "sinking" - these guitars came out of the factory with extremely thin finishes which conform to the minute changes in the wood's surface. My '89 Custom's finish looks the same today as when I bought it new 20+ years ago.

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