Tomzooki wrote: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.
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....
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 shape