#1
I've had a Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio for almost a year now
( http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=36&CollectionID=5 ) It's a really nice guitar. It has that perfect metal tone to it, with Alnico Classic Humbuckers, 23 frets, a Roman numeral 12th fret, and awesome pitch black paint.


But it scratches. Easily. And a lot. Is that normal? I believe I'm taking good care of it (keeping it in my case, not letting others mess around with it, carrying it with two hands). My Stratocaster never scratches....
#2
I think its just much more noticable on the matte black finish than on your Strats brighter, shinier finish.
#3
I think I've seen and played the guitar you're talking about. If I remember correctly it has a matte finish. As far as I know (or have seen) matte finishes seem some what more susceptible to scratches, at least on a minor level. That would be the only thing I could think of that would lend itself to scratching more easily.

Disregard this if I'm wrong about the finish though.
Last edited by Shabadoo at Oct 11, 2008,
#4
thats the drawbacks of having a black guitar. things tend to show up on it more, guitars seem to be the opposite of shirts lol.
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#5
is it big gouge or is it just little lines. the guitar is black. of course the little scratches will show up
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#6
Quote by RabbidWolf
thats the drawbacks of having a black guitar. things tend to show up on it more, guitars seem to be the opposite of shirts lol.



my strat is also black....

and yes, is does have a matte finish.
#7
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my strat is also black....

and yes, is does have a matte finish.

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then listen to everyone else when they say its the matte
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#10
it doesn't, i was just making sure i wasn't, like, mistreating my guitar and banging it everywhere. Actually, that might make for a good sound quality.......
#11
if you're really concerned, put a clear cote of spray paint on it, or if there are a lot of scatches on it black spray paint then a clear coat.
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