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Les Paul Standard 50s laquer

MatchboxKing

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Hi guys,
I just wanted to ask you if you know weather the nitro laquer used on post 2019 Standards has same behaviour as original one and ages in time after exposure to elements.

Thanks a lot,
MatchboxKing
 

Minibucker

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If you're trying to compare to the original nitro on vintage guitars, all newer finishes (even on Historics) have much more plasticizers which help resist the hardening and chipping/cracking that the original lacquers would do in a shorter amount of time. So don't expect newer production finishes to age like the vintage ones did especially over a comparable span of time.
 
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brandtkronholm

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Whether the finish checks and cracks is often due to the weather, be it hot or cold - and yet there are '50s Gibson electrics with virtually no checking whatsoever.
 
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