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    lacquer checking

    I've seen some early 2000 historics with some natural checking ....I guess it depends on the guitars life etc ...just wondering when you guys have noticed some checking happening ?

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    Les Paul Forum Member Trennasol's Avatar
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    Re: lacquer checking

    Oddly enough, I was wiping down my 2007 R9 the other day, and noticed a fair amount of natural finish checking on he back of the guitar. I generally don't look at the back of the guitar too often, so I have no idea of when it happened, but I'd say over the last 6 months. Why it happened is a mystery to me as the guitar hasn't been exposed to extreme temps. The top of the guitar, however, hasn't shown any signs of checking.

    And sadly no, I don't have any pics. The only camera I currently have is my cell phone, which isn't good enough to pick up details like that.

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    Re: lacquer checking

    I try to take care of my guitars, and it is with some pride that none of my Historics are finish checked. Not even a well traveled hard gigged 13 year old R9!.
    "The older I get, the better I was."

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    Re: lacquer checking

    My 03' R9 checked one winter when I sent it to Gibson for a binding repair. I think it sat for a weekend in an unheated shipping warehouse in Memphis one winter. I actually didn't mind. It looks pretty cool and is definitely authentic. It also told me the lacquer had hardened.

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    Re: lacquer checking


    This is my 03 Braz R9. Picture was taken about two months ago so it might have increased (I don't play it much). It never leaves my room so it doesn't see temp swings. I know this is good but I would rather it stayed pristine. Oh well.
    Rossington Sig LP
    03 MM 57 Stinger (Cover Girl)
    03 R9 Braz board
    07 R8
    08 R6
    Strummer Tele

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    Re: lacquer checking

    Not even a Chicago winter could check the finish on my '09.

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    Re: lacquer checking

    what I suspected ...a little bit of checking on some depending on the environment ...was wondering if different years they used slightly different lacquers ...or they sprayed a little thinner ?

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    Re: lacquer checking

    also a few of you have checking only on the back of the guitar ...intresting

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    Les Paul Forum Member Trennasol's Avatar
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    Re: lacquer checking

    Quote Originally Posted by Theorocks View Post
    also a few of you have checking only on the back of the guitar ...intresting
    Yeah, I wonder what's up with that too? I was very surprised to see it on my 2007. Why on the back, but not the top? I'm indifferent to it checking. It's odd that some guitars check for those who don't really want that(me), but not so much for those who really try. Another mystery of the Les Paul. LOL

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    Les Paul Forum Member Cliff Gress's Avatar
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    Re: lacquer checking

    My 63 Melody Maker has very little checking on the top, none on the back.

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    Re: lacquer checking

    My '97 R8 started on the face of the headstock. Then the back. The top started 'bout 3-4 years ago.

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