Guitar seems sticky

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Keith
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Guitar seems sticky

Post by Keith » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:30 pm

bobbyboy, when someone ends a sentence with "haha" I would be very careful in taking advice from that person or do what they do. Do NOT take abrasives to the guitar. Abrasives are what they mean--they abrade and you do not want to abrade a finished surface unless you want to refinish but that is a different story.

The stickiness you mention might be some left over gunk from the previous owner. If mild soap (dishwashing soap and NOT Lava) and a soft cloth does not get rid of the stickiness you then need to determine if the guitar is finished in shellac before you proceed to things like alcohol, acetone or naphtha. If the neck is French polished then it is possible what you are experiencing is either a new surface to you or the finish has gone bad for whatever reason. You can determine this by contacting the luthier and getting information or having someone familiar with different finishes inspect the guitar. This is where a competent luthier comes in handy. The guys at Guitar Center do not count as they probably have to Google French Polish to know what that finish means. There are a few luthiers in NC and a visit with the guitar might be in your future. If you live near Asheville go see John Bogdanovich.
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