#1
I know its generally frowned upon but I have an Ibanez v70 in black that I ordered offline (just had to learn the hard way ) and acoustically it sounds kinda muffled. I've tried some different strings and it helped a little but today I got curious and started sanding a scrap of it I pulled out when I put a tuner in it (long story, I had it sitting around and its nice to have in there). The wood, although plywood looks nice and it looks like they took the natural colored one THEN painted it black because it seems like its got a layer of finish there too. I had to scrape at it with a knife to get through the black layer, which would explain why it sounds so dead ITS THICK!

So long story short, do you guys think its a good idea to strip it down to natural wood?
#2
if it sounds good, do it. dont be worried if it looks like crap, you probly wont be playing in public more than at home, so no one will see it but you
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#4
There is *some* method to your madness. A thinner finish means more allowance for the top to vibrate. However, be aware that you are going to loose quite a bit of the durability of the finish.

Also, that tuner is a real tone-killer. Why couldn't you keep it in the case or in your pocket?
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#5
I dunno, it was an impulse thing...It was there. Its one of the in guitar tuners. I like it, its convienient. I mean most of the time I try to tune by ear but sometimes its nice to have if you just cant get it right.

so anyway, like I said in my first post I have that piece of scrap from when I put the tuner in and I was sanding it down to see the wood under it and its got two layers of finish. It looks like it was natural THEN they painted it again.
#6
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I dunno, it was an impulse thing...It was there. Its one of the in guitar tuners. I like it, its convienient. I mean most of the time I try to tune by ear but sometimes its nice to have if you just cant get it right.

I have several Korg CA-30 tuners (the perfect tuner, in my opinion). It fits in my pocket, in my bag, in my case. If you're going for ultra-portable, get a tuning fork. I have a few lying around and I keep one in my travel case.
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so anyway, like I said in my first post I have that piece of scrap from when I put the tuner in and I was sanding it down to see the wood under it and its got two layers of finish. It looks like it was natural THEN they painted it again.

It's your decision. We've given you all of our input, and if you really want to, then do it.
Sincerely, Chad.
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