#1
i want an eric johnson strat(im saving up) but the problem is the body is fineshed in Polyurethane will it age? i heard modern strats have prtective finish on them so that they dont wear is this true? dose the johnson strats finish wear so in a couple of years it will look more vintagey?
#2
It will age, but it'll take A LOT longer than nitro-finished Strats.

The Eric Johnson Strats are finished in Nitrocelluse, I'm sure of it (it ages well, t'is what pre CBS Fenders used)
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#3
Well Ive been playing my strat loads and it hasnt worn at all. I wear a watch on my right wrist that should scratch it but it doesnt. My belt buckle doesnt even mark it! So it will wear but only after 10 years plus.
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#4
just double checked Nitrocellulose is what is used to finish, will it age quickly? what fineshes age quickly?
#5
Nitrocellulose ages, quickness depends on how much you play it, and how much you pour sweat onto it with gigging and time.

But it won't age quick if you're just practicing at home.
"Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care"

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