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Old 02-11-2019, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bluesman62 View Post
Ok ,What is French polish?
Hi bm

It's a process not a product.

It's often a hand rubbed finish, (many many many hand applied coats of shellac) the finish being diluted with denatured alcohol, and applied with a cotton or wool pad (sometimes wrapped in cloth). It is VERY VERY VERY FRAGILE.

It is time consuming and can produce a wonderful deep finish.

Why put it on a guitar?
Supposedly the thinner coat will let acoustic properties through better than 'thick' finishes (and when new it is beautiful to behold). Thick is a relative term…

Why not put it on a guitar?
It is so easy to damage it…

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