#1
back a couple years, i thought that a satin finish guitar was simply the cheaper model. with taylors, as you move up, you break into gloss tops. but since then i've discovered that a lot of people prefer a satin finish, and that some players who prefer a gloss finish still prefer a satin neck. i still prefer gloss, and have no major preference regarding the back of the neck - gloss is good, satin is fine.

how 'bout you? satin or gloss or do you like 'em both?
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#2
performance wise - satin. aesthetics - glossy

i actually sanded all of the "gloss" off my epiphone. that's one reason why i'd like to get a jeff loomis 7 string schecter; it's satin.

i just don't prefer the "sticky-ness" of a glossy neck; plus gloss is a fingerprint magnet.
#3
satin. my 00015m is all mahogany (except the fretboard and headstock which is rosewood) and is satin finished. its beautiful in an earthy kind of way.
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#5
I think gloss tends to be a bit sturdier, when it comes to wear n tear. Aesthetics wise, I like both.
#6
Satin on mahogany, gloss on anything else. I prefer mahogany to everything else, though, so I guess satin.
#7
I prefer the feel of the satin neck. I don't care whether the top is gloss or satin.
#8
i play a songsmith, im not sure if its satin but its sure not gloss. i just cant stand to play a glossy acoustic.
#9
Satin for sure when it comes to acoustics. Glossy for electrics. Glossy necks make it slightly more difficult for my hands to slide around. (sweaty hands maybe?)
#12
Satin necks all the way, but the body depends on the wood/finish. For a blak guitar, or any other dark-colored guitar, I'll always go satin. For lighter colored guitars (Nat, white e.c.t.) gloss all the way. On a rare occassion I'll pick up a gloss black guitar.
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