Was this due to sweat, or perhaps from rubbing against your clothes? I see certain guitar makers have used French polish on just the top and did the back and sides with lacquer. My friend had a Ramirez from 1967 that was French polish all over. And the finish was shot everywhere but the top. It was really weird. THe top had probably been re-finished as there appeared to be virtually no finish wear on the top, but the rest of the guitar the finish was in horrible shapeTomzooki wrote:Yes, more likely deteriorate by sweat. French polish is particularily at risk; I killed the finish on the back of my alto guitar within a month....Debussychopin wrote:Caked with his sweat?
He couldn't have just wiped it down every once in awhile? Orr you meant aged or deteriorated by his body sweat? Now that's more like it.