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Viper Solidbody Satin Finish

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HiHo
Posted 2016-04-12 1:49 AM (#524585)
Subject: Viper Solidbody Satin Finish


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Is the Ovation satin finish like Fender and Gibson satin? I have sold off a couple Fenders because I don't like what happens over time -- it buffs up, in certain spots. For example, under the place your right forearm touches on the body.

I've got my eye on a nice Viper, but I might need to just hold out for a gloss finish. Plus I would really prefer a maple fretboard...
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Beal
Posted 2016-04-12 4:07 PM (#524589 - in reply to #524585)
Subject: Re: Viper Solidbody Satin Finish



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satin will get glossy with time and wear.
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arumako
Posted 2016-04-13 8:54 AM (#524591 - in reply to #524585)
Subject: Re: Viper Solidbody Satin Finish



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Welcome to the OFC HiHo. I think it is true for all satin finishes regardless of brand, as Beal says, they will get glossy over time. I have 2 iDea "PL" (Platinum satin finish) Os, one bought new and the other used, but they both have "glossed-up" through the years. Like you, I'm not particularly fond of the "glossing-up" so I'm in the middle of refinishing one of them with walnut stain and natural polyurethane finish. Good luck finding the Viper of your dreams!
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HiHo
Posted 2016-04-13 9:39 AM (#524592 - in reply to #524585)
Subject: Re: Viper Solidbody Satin Finish


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Thanks! The quest goes on...
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stephent28
Posted 2016-04-13 6:10 PM (#524593 - in reply to #524585)
Subject: Re: Viper Solidbody Satin Finish



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What's your budget?
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