#1
Any help would be aprreciated;

Do Gibson still use nitro lacquer on Standard LPs? If not, when did they stop?

Was late 80s/ early 90s a good time for gibson? Or were they gash?

And, what does raising or lowering the tail piece (not the bridge) actually do?

Thanks in advance
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#2
Raising the tailpiece sharpens the angle at which the strings meet the bridge, and improves the sustain (or so I've been told, at least).

As for the other questions, sorry, not a clue.
#3
Lowering? Thanks buddy.
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#4
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Lowering? Thanks buddy.



Damn, that's the one. And here I was trying to look professional
#5
Anyone else know anything? At all? About anything?
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#7
Lowering would make more of an angle which I'm told improves sustain.
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#8
Gibson uses nitro on all of their guitars as far as I know.
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Gibson uses nitro on all of their guitars as far as I know.

Incorrect, they really only use it on the robot guitar I think.
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#11
Nitro cellulose is the gloss finish to the guitar, basically if its shiny, its nitro... this is where you often get problems with the rubber on guitar stands or hangers reacting with the finish.. my 2004 model is a nitro finish, basically cellulose sprayed over the wood..

As for earlier guitars, they are great, no issues, catch one if you can, the more recent models are chambered, reducing the weight... not to any great effect though.

As for the tailpiece, this raises or lowers the strings, all the way along the fret board, not significantly, but by a few mm's.. sustain will not be affected, this comes from the body, the wood, solid or not, the pickups, and the way you play..

hope that helps !