Originally Posted by Dangerous Man
Unless you're really careful the gold will tarnish over time. I have a problem with my sweat in that it's extremely acidic so it eats into metal like you wouldn't believe. Seriously - if I play a guitar for a few minutes and don't wipe it down afterwards - the strings are ruined in a matter of hours. The problem for me is that the rust spreads to all other metal parts too - so I have to be really careful. With gold - the problem is even worse. This isn't an issue for the majority of people though. How did you get on over at the GDP? Did you learn about the different types of pups / bracings / tailpieces / bridges / control layouts etc?
It can be a bit head-wrecking trying to navigate it all - but also a bit fun too.
Yes mate I spent a good deal of time reading up about everything you mentioned. Its enjoyable, well to me anyway, to read about the technical stuff. It makes me all the more eager to get my hands on a guitar of my own. Im not going to rush though, want to buy something that I realy like.
I want this baby to be a lifetime keeper and maybe leave it to my son who is learning on a acoustic at the moment.
I just loved the look of that blue baby but think I may end up buying a 'ROSE though.