#1
I have an Alvarez AD60K with a gloss finish. If I remove the gloss finish, would I notice a difference in tone? If so, what sort of difference?

Also, what does it take to remove the finish? Will it have a grain filler, making it impossible with sanding or cabinet scrapers? Will I need to do it chemically?

Thanks for any responses.
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#2
I sanded both of my guitars down, pretty much taking all the clear coat off and it kinda makes it a brighter, more defined sound, but it's really minimal. I sanded them down with like 120 grit for a bit then went to like 220 or something to get it smoother. I really like the way it looks more so than the difference it made in tone.
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#4
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Nope, I can guarantee you will never be able to tell the difference.

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Its all in there head if anyone says otherwise.
#5
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#7
TS is talking about an acoustic guitar, so arguably the finish does change tone, how ever it's probably only of concern to people paying thousands for acoustics not hundreds.

But I wouldnt remove the finish anyway as its probably poly and so hard to remove, and you don't wanner risk removing wood from the soundboard.

What are you trying to achieve from removing the finish anyway?




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TS is talking about an acoustic guitar, so arguably the finish does change tone, how ever it's probably only of concern to people paying thousands for acoustics not hundreds.

But I wouldnt remove the finish anyway as its probably poly and so hard to remove, and you don't wanner risk removing wood from the soundboard.

What are you trying to achieve from removing the finish anyway?


Just warm up the sound a bit. The setup I did on it is amazing, but it doesn't sound as good as my martin, so I don't usually play it. It sounds like a cymbal.
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