Thread: Direct Sunlight
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:33 PM
GuitarLight GuitarLight is offline
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My Martin J-40 Rosewood/Sitka developed that sweet honey glow with no sun, no direct sun at all, and was stored in its case for 11 years. It was never played or stored in sun..never, not even for 10 minutes. Aging gives the honey colored tone to sitka tops over time. When I had first bought it, the sitka top was almost pure white, like a very light cream for your coffee. By three years, it first started darkening, by 6 years darker, after 10 years, honey sweet and even across the whole top...almost honey colored. I would NEVER store my guitar in sunlight, and avoid it like the plague, unless it would require playing short periods out doors, that would be fine. Even then, I have other guitars for that purpose.
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