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  1. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    No but I have of him. MJT or BloomDoom are the ones I usually go with. I’ll look into him and see what is finishes look like.
  2. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    Yeah it really does looks great. Between the 3, they all look vintage. I’m actually waiting on a blonde pbass from MJT. I want that grain to poke through since the body is ash. If they don’t get the yellowish tinge I’m after I’ll is my UV light to yellow the clear.
  3. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    That’s also what I’m talking about with the MJT and AV finishes and whoever else opts out from using bomb proof polyurethane sealer. Yes they’re obviously not the same finishes as that beauty but as long as they get close is all I’m after. My friend had a AV58 that he bought new. It’s got some...
  4. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    That’s insane!!! Most people will say any real wear is fake or the custom shop looks fake. Sure they can. It’s just impossible to junk real wear because it’s usually played by one persons it’s whole life. It wears to them, how they play and hold it. So really there’s no right or wrong wear...
  5. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    So those teles they are real vintage? That heavy worn one definitely looks the part of not actually vintage.
  6. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    Yup, I love their finished but I do agree. They get close but I still think the flash coat of the AV series is much closer. Funny because I noticed the same thing with the checking. My custom shops always seem to be vertical and MJT is always horizontal All MJT
  7. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    Ok looking at these pics I’ll guess the top one as a AV 58, middle is the real deal vintage and the bottom is a MJT finished tele
  8. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    Wow, they actually all look real to me. If I had to guess that one was MJT I’d say from the back pics, the bottom one. Really that just a guess as they all look good. The bottom one could be a AV58
  9. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    Oh yeah 100%. The nitro or finishes used today are far from what they used to be. I’m totally fine with the AV and custom shop finishes. They at least look and feel the part. Which is what MJT and others accomplish without using the polyurethane or whatever bomb proof sealer. They all...
  10. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    That’s kind of what I’m saying. The polyurethane/nitro combo on these 50’s and 60’s reissue when they get gigged hard to actually show any wear, look more along the lines of the 70’s worn finishes. The ones with the polyurethane and nitro I mean. Just like that 74 and the Fullerton 57 you...
  11. Intune

    Building a Custom Shop Level Strat - is this possible?

    If you can zoom in, take a look at my thumb. I swear my mechanic hands are clean!!
  12. Intune

    Josefina Strat pickups: worth it?

    I’m just glad guitars and guitar related parts are fairly inexpensive compared to most other hobbies. So $500 for pickups, sure. I’d pay that any day. Is it worth it? Not at all. A $10k mountain bike is it worth it? 2 years later it’s out dated and worth less than half. What about sending kids...
  13. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    If it’s a MIJ strat then it would be polyurethane or polyester. There will be no lacquer unless it’s a very early JV strat. Also lots of people test the trem spring cavity and get that result. It’s because there’s usually very little sealer in there and finish for that matter. If you say...
  14. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    I was thinking about this thread more and how modern nitro on the AVRI’s will wear. Of the 15 or so I’ve had over the years, none of them really had any wear. All bought used and ranging from 96 to 2010. I didn’t keep most of them long enough to show any play wear anyway. They had the usual...
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    Difference between standard stratocaster and custom shop strat

    I’ll gladly help you out until I’m blue in the face but the questions you ask have no real answer. No one can tell you what’s better, what will be worth more, what’s the difference, how does it feel and sound. The answers to those things are all subjective or personal preference to a lot of...
  16. Intune

    Difference between standard stratocaster and custom shop strat

    Are you looking for one to play or as an investment. From your 110 posts everyone one of them is asking or wondering about what’s better or what’s it worth. You already ask this very similar question a few weeks back. Not satisfied with the answers you got then or just bored?
  17. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    It’s hard to say. Polyurethane still can chip off. You can see my candy red 57 I posted a few pics of, the spots that show what looks like bare is highly polished polyurethane.
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    Opinion David Gilmour Strat Pick Guard Ply

    If you really want to go authentic Gilmour it was a thicker acrylic 1 ply. It’s so thick it sits higher then the bridge plate! Here’s a Gilmour type pickguard thickness and it’s acrylic with rolled edges Standard 1 ply thickness A little bit of a difference
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    Josefina Strat pickups: worth it?

    Well then, I just took my brothers word on them being ceramics. He bought it new so I’d assume it’s stock. There you go though with the “are ceramics any good”. That’s why he wanted to change them. We did a shoot out a few weeks back with my jam buddies. All Strats, all different pickups and...
  20. Intune

    Josefina Strat pickups: worth it?

    Yeah exactly, buy what I like or else! Anyway you say you like the ceramic pickups. My brother has classic vibe 60’s strat. I’m assuming ceramic pickups. It’s a wicked sounding guitar. He wanted to upgrade everything because the internet told him that’s what he’s supposed to do. I play it a lot...
  21. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    What guitar looks fake, the CAR 57? Well I bought it from a friend of mine that gigged it exclusively for 15 years. He kept the neck and he sold the body to me. He only sold it because of his bad back, it’s a heavy weight. Regardless there’s absolutely nothing fake about the wear on that...
  22. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    I’m not out to hurt anyones feelings. That CAR 57 I had looked and felt like a plastic guitar. Absolutely nothing vintage correct about that finish. Sorry to say. That tele I posted is a 20 year old flash coat lacquer done by Chris Fleming. It was a brand spanking new NOS finish. It’s aged...
  23. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    At least 1 right down the center or 2 evenly spaced to make up 3 pieces
  24. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    Ok yes that more like it. Yes you can see the grain ripple and checking. So yes I wasn’t really saying that will not happen, it just takes so much longer. 40 years old it still looks great. Here’s mine, it’s disgusting and to me looks nothing like a well aged 57. Then this is what I’m talking...
  25. Intune

    Here's how nitro wears

    Nope not making assumptions. I’ve had them all. I did say they will wear and show checking, you just see way more examples like yours. 40 years old and still looks mint. Up close yes some checking. Do you have a close up pics of the finish sinking into the grain or is it just the body seams...


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