#4
No, if you're asking if it was artificially made to look like that.
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#5
he bought the lenny guitar used, so it was probably beat up some
IDK about his others
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years and years of touring and banging it against stuff makes paint chip
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well....how do the paint just fall off??


You use and gig with it.


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#9
yes it "just fell off". through constant use the paint wears away. not to mention he beat the sh!t out of it every show.
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#10
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well....how do the paint just fall off??

Through wear and tear.
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#11
wat about like thick ass paint?
do they fall off too? after use
cuz i had my fender (with thick paint) for about 10 years....its still like new and i do gig ...obviously not as much as srv but i just dont see how the paint falls off so ......MUCH
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well....how do the paint just fall off??


anyone else reminded of "then who was phone"?
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Quote by luyezi27
wat about like thick ass paint?
do they fall off too? after use
cuz i had my fender (with thick paint) for about 10 years....its still like new and i do gig ...obviously not as much as srv but i just dont see how the paint falls off so ......MUCH


Well, which one of his guitars are you talking about exactly? Number 1, Lenny, etc.?
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A lot.


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Quote by luyezi27
wat about like thick ass paint?
do they fall off too? after use
cuz i had my fender (with thick paint) for about 10 years....its still like new and i do gig ...obviously not as much as srv but i just dont see how the paint falls off so ......MUCH
His guitar's old and has a different kind of lacquer, a nitrocellulose lacquer. Yours probably has a poly lacquer. Nitro deforms over time and this is enhanced by sweat and stuff. Poly is a ton more resistant.
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#16
Yea its just abnormal wear and tear because he wasn't exactly easy on them, and i believe number one was traded to him by Ray Henning at Heart of Texas Music in Austin.
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#17
Quote by luyezi27
well....how do the paint just fall off??


Do you treat your guitar like this when you gig? :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igWl1lT1Kuo

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Well, which one of his guitars are you talking about exactly? Number 1, Lenny, etc.?


Number 1, obviously.
#18
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Number 1, obviously.


That's what I assumed, but I just wanted to make sure
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Do you treat your guitar like this when you gig? :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igWl1lT1Kuo

Fair play, the only thing missing from that was if he pulled out a machine gun and pumped lead into it lol.
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#20
SRV's number 1 was bought used in a guitar shop in Austin, TX. It WAS slightly worn when he bought it, with some paint and such missing. But it was NOWHERE near as beat up as we know it.
#21
Quote by darkarbiter7
Well, which one of his guitars are you talking about exactly? Number 1, Lenny, etc.?

When people talk about SRV's guitar, they usually associate that with Number 1

TS, the reason Number 1 was so beat to hell is because he abused that guitar. You want an example? Here's a video of 3rd Stone From The Sun. Night after night of doing this is what destroyed the finish on his guitar.

And actually, Number 1 is a 1963 Strat body with a 1962 Strat neck that he saw in a music store when walking through one day. He immediately traded his 1963 Strat he had with him for Number 1. It also originally had a white pickguard and chrome right-handed tremolo. If you look closely at the top horn, you can see some white paint. That's because he had his initials, SRV painted in white cursive letters on the top horn, as well as the stickers on the pickguard
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#22
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When people talk about SRV's guitar, they usually associate that with Number 1

TS, the reason Number 1 was so beat to hell is because he abused that guitar. You want an example? Here's a video of 3rd Stone From The Sun. Night after night of doing this is what destroyed the finish on his guitar.

And actually, Number 1 is a 1963 Strat body with a 1962 Strat neck that he saw in a music store when walking through one day. He immediately traded his 1963 Strat he had with him for Number 1. It also originally had a white pickguard and chrome right-handed tremolo. If you look closely at the top horn, you can see some white paint. That's because he had his initials, SRV painted in white cursive letters on the top horn, as well as the stickers on the pickguard


Read my post a bit up, mate
#23
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His guitar's old and has a different kind of lacquer, a nitrocellulose lacquer. Yours probably has a poly lacquer. Nitro deforms over time and this is enhanced by sweat and stuff. Poly is a ton more resistant.


This. I have a Fender Highway One Strat with a nitrocellulose lacquer and it looks twice as old at a year and a half as my brother's 15 year old MIM Strat with a polyacrylic finish.
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#24
No, SRV had his guitar relic'd.

(His friends bought him Lenny from a pawn shop. Something along those lines)
#25
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When people talk about SRV's guitar, they usually associate that with Number 1


Duly noted
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#26
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No, SRV had his guitar relic'd.

(His friends bought him Lenny from a pawn shop. Something along those lines)


His wife actually bought Lenny for him after seeing him eye it up in a pawn shop window. Hence why he named it after her and wrote the instrumental piece Lenny for her as well.
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#27
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Read my post a bit up, mate



Yeah, you posted that while I was writing my response. Sorry

Oh, and I really hope that guy who said he had it relic'd was kidding. If not....well, I hate to be violent, but

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#28
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His wife actually bought Lenny for him after seeing him eye it up in a pawn shop window. Hence why he named it after her and wrote the instrumental piece Lenny for her as well.


Actually, it's a combination of the two. He was eyeing in a pawn shop window and Lenny went and got $50 from seven of their friends and got it for his birthday and gave it to him at Steamboat Springs here in Austin on his birthday.
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#29
his guitar got all beat up by him
-sliding the guitar across the stage
-picking up the guitar by its whammy bar & banging it on the stage
-banging it against the amp
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Mmmmm.....alder......


or is number 1 ash?
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#31
is it possible to just take some blunt objects(hammers, sanders, rocks, wood screws, nails, etc) to a poly finish guitar to age it, or are poly finished guitarist's out of luck
#33
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is it possible to just take some blunt objects(hammers, sanders, rocks, wood screws, nails, etc) to a poly finish guitar to age it, or are poly finished guitarist's out of luck

It will take a lot of work. It will look really unnatural if you take a sander to it. Your best best, IMO, would be to repaint the guitar (whether you do it or have someone else do it) with a nitrocellulose finish.

That's what I'm going to do to my Squier as part of its total customization. In fact, I'm probably going to do that to every electric I buy because A) I want them to become beat up over the years of playing them and B) I have a bit of a special paint job style I want to have on all of my guitars that gives them all a certain uniqueness.
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