October 2012

Shine a Light… Authenticating a Vintage Fender Guitar (Part 2)

October 19, 2012

A black light AKA UV light, ultraviolet light, or Wood’s lamp can be used to help identify an original finish on any vintage instrument that was painted with nitrocellulose lacquer (Nitro). Guitar makers used Nitro until the mid 1960s, with most Fender guitars finished with Nitro until around 1968, when Polyurethane was introduced. Polyurathane is […]

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