#1
hey guys, i love satin finishes, theyre my favorite; i hate when guitars are glossy.

so what are are some models with satin finishes?

heres the ones i know

>schecter blackjack atx (c-1, avenger, solo 6)
>esp ec-1000vb
>bc rich: mockingbird pro x, mockingbird archtop, eagle archtop, warlock pro x

also...why are satin finishes expensive; shouldnt they b cheaper?
#3
I have a satin finish Les Paul Studio - Raw power, plays like a dream. Amazing pair of pickups in that guitar too, althought i've played a few other LP Raw Powers and they werent great :/ guess i got lucky.

But, i love the gloss finish guitars most, like the regular burst les pauls (although not the colour of some of them)
The gibson custom shop LP gloss finish is such high quality, the satin keeps better i believe.
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#4
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I have a satin finish Les Paul Studio - Raw power, plays like a dream. Amazing pair of pickups in that guitar too, althought i've played a few other LP Raw Powers and they werent great :/ guess i got lucky.

But, i love the gloss finish guitars most, like the regular burst les pauls (although not the colour of some of them)
The gibson custom shop LP gloss finish is such high quality, the satin keeps better i believe.


ive seen those; i wanted one, they got sick colors and maple necks. the only thing i didnt like is that the body is made out of maple too.

satin finishes get worn down too no?....i like that

but for real shouldnt they b way cheaper than gloss?...they usually arent
#5
satin finishes will turn glossy over time. I have a satin G-400, and where my arm hits the body all the time, it is now glossy in that area.

The satin finish is just like a gloss, but they do not do a final buffing of the clear.
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The satin finish is just like a gloss, but they do not do a final buffing of the clear.

no.
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#7
I was under the impression a satin finish is a thinner gloss finish.

anwyas are we talking just about the necks or the entire guitar?

pretty much most teles and starts have satin necks, the gibson les paul trad pro has a satin back and neck.
#8
The '60s Tribute Gibsons are satin finish, and a few of Vintage(the British brand, not as in an actual vintage guitar)'s Strat knockoffs(the relic'd ones) have satin finishes too, or something like that(I think they just put the paint on them, no satin coat or anything). I can't stand gloss necks, I'm a satin/unfinished neck person, though I like the look of a gloss finish body, satin black looks really...emo/12 year old wannabe goth kid to me. I can't shake it. xD
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I was under the impression a satin finish is a thinner gloss finish.

anwyas are we talking just about the necks or the entire guitar?

pretty much most teles and starts have satin necks, the gibson les paul trad pro has a satin back and neck.


well i was talking about the whole guitar....although part of the reason i love satin guitars is because i hate glossy necks....

but i also like it because i get the feel the finish would wear down and look cool....glossy finishes stay the same unless you literally scratch them.


my favorite is like a walnut satin with white binding...black looks good with yellow binding
#11
I used to have an Epiphone Goth SG with a satin finish. Absolutely loved the finish, loved the way the guitar looked. The guitar itself was an utter POS though.
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ive seen those; i wanted one, they got sick colors and maple necks. the only thing i didnt like is that the body is made out of maple too.

satin finishes get worn down too no?....i like that

but for real shouldnt they b way cheaper than gloss?...they usually arent



Yeah i was sceptical about a maple body too, but im happy with it. Some day i'd like to get another LP that I like.

Dont think mine has worn down yet and nearly had it a year :P But who knows!
I prefer gloss necks to satin, satin you're slipping everywhere when things get hot. Plus the muck seems harder to get off a satin, dunno. But either way i love it.
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#14
I have a RG1570 Prestige with a satin black finish. It looks cool but it isn't very durable (at least the ones from Ibanez aren't) It also leaves fingerprints/smudges worse than a glossy finish. Not trying to turn you off of the satin, just saying the cons of it.
#15
It depends on the gloss. Some glosses are easy to apply and takes 2 or 3 days. The gloss on a high end LP takes weeks to put on.

They are simply different. I'm sure satin is harder to do than the cheap gloss. Thats why.
#16
Epiphone released a Casino with a satin finish to be just like Lennon's. Have to say, the gloss finish is nicer on the eyes, but the satin is a blast to play. No tug of the hand on the neck and no worry about fingerprints, smudges, or scratches on the body. Gloss looks better, satin plays better.

Guess which one is the satin?

#17
I suppose you could call the finish on Fender's Highway 1 series a satin nitro finish.
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I suppose you could call the finish on Fender's Highway 1 series a satin nitro finish.

i agree. and they gloss over nicely with time.
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