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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by LostNspace, Sep 26, 2019.
Love flame maple necks
That looks awesome!
Nice! Here's a silly question, though. Why do some folks love the Nitro finishes? I know that is what was used on the originals way back when, but the newer finishes just seem more durable and tougher than the Nitro to me. Is it basically an originality thing?
Stunning, the build is VERY close to my 1955 limited edition relic, if it's anything like mine, you'll be in Strat heaven Enjoy
I’ve got a Strat with a nitro finish. It’s a pretty soft finish so it’s not durable and that will be a problem over time but the tactile feel is completely different from my other ones. It feels nicer to the touch somehow. One of my others has a thick poly finish and the other has the latest super hard glassy finish. The nitro one is the one with the nicest feel.
I can only speak for myself, but I prefer nitro for two reasons:
1) Nitro has a rich soft luster that poly lacks imo. Poly makes a guitar look kind of fake to me.
2) All finishes get scratched, chipped and marred. I think nitro just ages and wears in a more elegantly desirable way...
Looks stunning, the only way you could move up from that would be with an actual 55, still might not be as good as that though!
Well said. I will add that some people think thin nitro finishes also sound differently than thick poly. I am in that camp. Both Fender and Gibson spent a lot of time and money dissecting vintage guitars trying to get reissue guitars to sound like the originals. In the end, I think the only way was to duplicate the originals.
This is the nicest playing, sounding, and feeling Strat I have ever owned. It showed up today.
Indeed. Just awesome. You can feel it resonate against your body. Wonderful tone. Wildwood does the best setups next to me. Did not have to touch a thing.