Our true-to-vintage 100% nitrocellulose lacquer option, this is what we are seeing as industry standard in relic finishes. This is the thinnest lacquer application we can provide and, as such, has a lot of the vintage finish properties: grain sink, rougher top coat, fine scratches. This finish has very little plasticizers and will absolutely weather check, sometimes during production. It is a finish we intend to be aged/antiqued. Low Gloss Sheen. If you're just looking for some color on a body with the intention of beating it up pretty good, this is your choice.
Our true-to-vintage 100% nitrocellulose lacquer option, this is the same stuff we use to do our relic finishes. More lacquer applied means a higher quality finish with more sanding steps. This is intended to appear as a factory new finish that is now 60 years old. Retains the vintage finish properties: grain sink, slightly rougher top coat, fine scratches. This finish also has very little plasticizers and will absolutely weather check, sometimes during production. It is a finish we intend to be aged/antiqued. Semi gloss sheen.
High gloss NOS (New Old Stock) classic instrument lacquer that is super slick and shiny. 100% nitro from the first coat to the last. Cut and buffed to as perfect as humanly possible. Since this is lacquer, it has all the best tonal properties available but at a cost of durability. Susceptible to scratches, cracks, dents, dings, and faded colors over time, extreme care should be taken with this finish. But, if tone is your concern, this is the finest finish you can buy for your instrument. Any color is available from vintage accurate to crazy, custom and unique.
This option combines a rock hard polyester sealer with the best nitrocellulose clear topcoat we can buy. This has become a common practice among some of the best factory guitars out there and we can understand why. You get the solid foundation of polyester with the repair-ability and warm, rich colors of nitro. Care still has to be taken with the nitro but the fear of unfixable chips and cracks is eliminated. Colors are unlimited as we have a library of all the standard guitar colors combined with any automotive color we can get the code for.
All of our finishes can be offered in a matte/satin sheen as an option. We can adjust from semi gloss to a matte sheen. Nitro will polish out to a semi gloss over time as it is just an additive to the gloss lacquer that knocks it down so be aware.