Poll: Natural or paint?
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View poll results: Natural or paint?
Natural Finish
10 43%
Painted Finish
13 57%
Voters: 23.
#1
I had no idea where to put this, hopefully this is right.

If you had a choice (well, truthfully, you do) what would you rather have, a natural finish (stained wood + clear coat) or a painted finish (painted wood + clear coat)? Any particular reason? Think of your ideal guitar/bass, which would you rather have?

Personally, i like natural finishes better. There's just something that really catches my eye.
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#3
Thanks for the replies!
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#4
Depends on the guitar, really. Hard to turn down over a flamed top .
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#5
I like painted.
You can make it as simple or as funkadelic as is humanly possible.
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#6
I personnally think the natural finish looks sloppy and un-'finished', but its's definately a matter of opinion.
#7
Natural, baby.
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Don't be afraid to care"

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#9
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I personnally think the natural finish looks sloppy and un-'finished', but its's definately a matter of opinion.


Though, true, it is a matter of opinion, that's exactly what i'm looking for. I want people's opinions on what finish they like better.

Honestly, my idea here is that over the summer i may be making a bass. Depending on how it goes, i may make another one for someone who wants one (bass or guitar). And if enough people like my work, it may become a small business for me. I want people's opinions on finish to know which one to go with. With the poll at 8:9 (natural:painted), i'll probably switch off.
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#10
i liek it where you can see through the paint, so it looks like red/black/whatever wood grains.
#11
Depends on the wood. I would always stain maple or alder, but I'd keep walnut or koa natural.