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    Westerly-era finish question

    Did Westerly ever spray poly on anything?
    Or was everything NCL?

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    Westerly Rhode Island made was all Nitro as Far as I know but of course there could be some exceptions as we are talking about Guild, LOL!

    TX
    Guilds
    Hoboken-1960 X175, 1961 SF-II
    Westerly-1971 F612, 1976 G41, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284, 1993 JF100-NT-CRV
    Nashville C.S. SFIV-3 P90 w/Trem
    Corona-2003 Fleming F47-Brz RW, 2003 D55 50th Ann. Brz RW#10 of 50, 2003 X160 R.B., 2003 SF-III-90
    Conn-2011 GSR D50 Coco, 2013 R30S, 2013 Orph 12 Fret Slope, 2013 Orph Jumbo, 2014 Orph Burst 000-12 Fret 12 String S.H. RW, 2012 F50-DTAR, 2012 F50R Burst, 2012 F50R DTAR, 2013 F512 Burst, 2014 F512-DTAR, 2014 D55-RS

    Amps
    70 T-bird 2x12
    93 Sequoia

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    Thanks TX... had thought so too.
    Reason I ask - had one of my trusted go-to techs tell me recently
    he though the finish on my FS46 CE (believe it was built around 1983-84 - imo
    one of the oddest Guilds ever) was poly - he was doing a little drop fill on it, and seemed to think the
    finish wasn't behaving like NCL. Then I wondered if the finish on my S4BG
    was NCL or poly.


    Last edited by Bonneville88; 12-08-2017 at 03:06 AM.

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    I would drop Hans an email and ask him. That should give you the most definitive answer there is. Best of Luck!

    TX
    Guilds
    Hoboken-1960 X175, 1961 SF-II
    Westerly-1971 F612, 1976 G41, 2000 SF-V, 1984 S284, 1993 JF100-NT-CRV
    Nashville C.S. SFIV-3 P90 w/Trem
    Corona-2003 Fleming F47-Brz RW, 2003 D55 50th Ann. Brz RW#10 of 50, 2003 X160 R.B., 2003 SF-III-90
    Conn-2011 GSR D50 Coco, 2013 R30S, 2013 Orph 12 Fret Slope, 2013 Orph Jumbo, 2014 Orph Burst 000-12 Fret 12 String S.H. RW, 2012 F50-DTAR, 2012 F50R Burst, 2012 F50R DTAR, 2013 F512 Burst, 2014 F512-DTAR, 2014 D55-RS

    Amps
    70 T-bird 2x12
    93 Sequoia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonneville88 View Post
    Thanks TX... had thought so too.
    Reason I ask - had one of my trusted go-to techs tell me recently
    he though the finish on my FS46 CE (believe it was built around 1983-84 - imo
    one of the oddest Guilds ever) was poly - he was doing a little drop fill on it, and seemed to think the
    finish wasn't behaving like NCL. Then I wondered if the finish on my S4BG
    was NCL or poly.
    HI Bonneville:
    That FS46 could be poly.
    I remember my immense surprise when Hans corrected me about one of those a couple of years back, or at least one of those "Faux Soundhole" solidbody a/e's, when I answered a new member's exact same question, "What is it?" with "NCL".
    It might have been one of the "DS" models, but in fact Westerly DID spray poly on at least a few guitars.
    It occurs to me that might have varied by year as well.
    With Hans sometimes his answer is about a specific guitar and may not be true of all examples of a model.
    I used to think that with Westerly it was "ALL NCL ALL THE TIME" too, but I know better now and I suspect it was only those solid-body a/e's that ever saw the experiment, being so unique.
    We've also got member Arizonaliberty claiming his D4 satin is a poly finish, and while I'm still very skeptical of that, I realized that the D4 was the clotheshorse for a lot of unusual finish colors so if there was ever a likely candidate for a full acoustic to get poly that would have been it.
    I still think it's actually just the nitro gel "HR" (Hand Rubbed) flat finish.
    Never heard of S4BG's being anything but NCL, also never heard of poly going on in anything but clear in either the "FS/DS" 's or D4's.
    Last edited by adorshki; 12-07-2017 at 11:20 PM.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    Al - thanks, appreciate the observations, as ever!

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