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Here is a thread on another forum debating the question. Seems like a couple of makers there are convinced its a good idea. They are arguing in favor, mainly over perceived sonic improvement, disregarding (in my opinion) other important problems that could result.
I don't finish the insides, although I know of some who do. I never felt the need and was never convinced that it would be effective anyway.
In addition, consider the poor repair guy/gal who ends up having to cleat that unfortunate crack and finds the glue won't stick to that interior finish.
In classical guitarville.....some makers wash coat the inside w/ shellac. My teacher used to spray a coat of lacquer on the inside of the sides and back but never the top. I never finish the inside in any way. I've just never been convinced there was a good reason to do so. Some makers think it might "seal" the wood in a way and help to prevent cracks or offer some sort of stabilization for the wood. I always figure that if the top (and the guitar in total) is made in a proper environment humidity wise....it's not needed.
I'll be interested in what others say.
Ed's right. It's good for siding but not tonewoods.
I have never done it or heard of doing so...I think it could inhibit the wood from "breathing" and mellowing in over time...but I am no expert...I'll be interested in what the others here have to say! Thanks for posing the question! Edward
QUESTION: Putting any sort of sealant inside the interior of an acoustic guitar?
Yes? No? Maybe?
What's the opinion of you skilled guitar makers.
It was the fumes from the stripper that made the 4th pc disappear LOL.
Really....as I looked at the eBay pictures, I wasn't sure if it wasn't a 4pc top but it wasn't clear enough.
Again....nice job and good luck!
Thanks Greg. I keep staring at it looking for the fourth piece.
The guitar looks pretty good! Nice job. It looks like the top is 3pc (maybe 4) and would support a theory of it's originally being painted or having a heavy sunburst. I hope you get a ton for it....it sure looks sweet!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280796256814?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_... Well, the stripped tenor came through pretty nicely. Here's the link to my Ebay listing.
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