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cardiffborn
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03/11/2019 3:24 pm  

The finish on my first acoustic build is matt, as per the instructions. It's nothing like the shine on my Collings but I really like it. However, I wonder whether I should be thinking about looking after the wood, or maybe this is not necessary.

Any advice on this topic would be appreciated. 


mark bailey
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04/11/2019 12:41 pm  

For a Matt finish all you should need is a damp cloth to clean it - The fretboard should be treated with Lemon Oil (or similar) every once in a while or if it is looking a bit dry.

A gloss finish is a lot more work and a whole nuther level of difficulty - maybe next time?

 

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cardiffborn
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04/11/2019 11:02 pm  

Thanks for that. 

I've got the lemon oil from the original build and, to be honest with you, the body is still pretty pristine.

yeah, gloss and nuther level for a lot later.


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