Do flat black finishes show scratches as bad as regular finishes do?
No, but it depends on how flat the finish it, it is has a bit of glass then they will show up as good as ever. But normally it isn't as apparent with matte finishes.
some matte finishes show fingerprints under lights.

Quote by TNfootballfan62
Jenny needs to sow her wild oats with random Gibsons and Taylors she picks up in bars before she settles down with a PRS.

Set up Questions? ...Q & A Thread

Recognised by the Official EG/GG&A/GB&C WTLT Lists 2011
Quote by jj1565
some matte finishes show fingerprints under lights.

Not necessarily fingerprints but oil in general.

The ability to slide on a satin finished guitar in comparison to a painted guitar makes it worth buying despite the smudges, IMO.
Major of 7 String Legion 7 > 6

Carvin DC747
Ibanez RG2228
Schecter Avenger Custom Shop
and my baby....
Gibson Explorer Studio
on a matte finish, fingerprints don't show up as much, but scratches show up on any guitar.
Grammar and spelling omitted as an exercise for the reader.