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Author:  jav [ Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:53 am ]
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Dont think that the mapleglo.... not having the extra layer of paint on the neck would be less stable to enviromental changes like humidity??

Author:  JohnHall [ Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:17 am ]
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Even one coat would be enough to fully seal it from humidity so Maple is just as stable as any other color. Also, the color coat is the thinnest coat of them all.

Author:  ricbass [ Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:05 pm ]
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Well they sure don't make the choice to easy, when they all look so ding dong good. I'm just kinda' still in shock I've had my 4003 MG about a month now. I can see how Rics' can be habit forming.

Author:  jav [ Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:00 pm ]
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Thanks John!

Author:  jav [ Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:01 pm ]
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So yellowing of the binding stopped around which year?

Author:  JohnHall [ Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:58 am ]
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jav wrote:
So yellowing of the binding stopped around which year?


The binding has never yellowed. It's the clear coat over it that does. It's also what gives the lovely "patina" that people look for in vintage instruments and of course we actually had to add amber in recent years when we offered Amber Fireglo.

For the last 10 years or so, clear coating makers have been adding UV inhibitors which do a reasonable job of slowing yellowing but a certain amount comes from environmental factors which is out of their control.

Author:  cjj [ Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:07 am ]
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So, how about the new UV cured polyester clear coat? Any idea on whether it will eventually get that vintage patina?

Author:  cassius987 [ Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:33 am ]
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JohnHall wrote:
a certain amount comes from environmental factors


Hm, interesting! Such as?

Author:  JohnHall [ Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:00 am ]
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Smoking, sulphur sources such as oil burning furnaces, and unapproved foam case linings or noise control foam , to name some common ones.

Author:  Ralle [ Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:05 pm ]
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I ´ve got a new 4004 Cheyenne with a rattling second Fret (A) of the G-String. Everything else is OK, but this is the fly in the ointment. The whole Fretboard from first to the fifth Fret is a bit beside the usual quality.
I raised the string position so it went a little better but now it´s not optimal to play as I want to. I must say that this was different from the quality of my 4003 and my 330.

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