Saturday, April 14, 2012

Please Do NOT Refinish Guitars

Here we have a wonderful guitar from the 30s.  A holy grail of sorts -- especially for some folks.  Pre War Martins and Gibsons (and others, too) are among the most sought after and valuable guitars.  I don't plan on setting off a debate on this issue -- suffice it to say there is a reason.




Instead of captioning every photo, I have one simple statement to make......Please, please, pretty please STOP refinishing guitars.  No reason is good enough, just don't do it.  Consider what this guitar would be worth if someone had not "freshened it up to look like new"...............

1 comment:

  1. I agree and having a few scratches and dents only adds to the guitar, I love that old acoustic guitar Wille Nelson plays. I can't say I have ever seen any guitar that looks so worn out, but it still sounds great, and again it just adds to the guitar.

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