Gibson solid color question

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  1. batarang78

    batarang78 New Member

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    So I've owned a few Gibsons, some with solid colors, translucent, bursts, and some faded ones. I have no experience as a painter, so here's my question. Why do all of the solid color finishes like ebony, classic white etc. all have the finish sprayed on so thick you can never read an entire serial number? Personally I don't see why it would be necessary, but like I said I'm not in that world. Just curious about it is all.
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  2. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    It's just another way to confirm that it is an authentic Gibson.

    My 92 artic white is practically illegible....
     
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    rotorhead Well-Known Member

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    Because, in general, the paints they use for solid colors are thicker than the stains they use for bursts, etc.
     
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    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    The S/N on my black 2000 SG Std Ltd Edition can be read easily, but not on my 2012 cream SG Std.
     
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    Not only can you clearly see the s/n on my "17" Standard in Pelham Blue but the wood grain on the body.
     
  6. Worblehat

    Worblehat Well-Known Member

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    Really? That's interesting...I would love to see a photo if its visible on it. I can't really imagine how grain beneath Pelham Blue looks like. My Pelham Blue 2019 Standard apparently has a thicker finish...
     

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