Got my Tommy Thayer "Electric Blue" LP yesterday...

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  1. maurice Dixon

    maurice Dixon New Member

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    Jury's out for the moment...mirrored pick guard was scratched up pretty bad. There was no plastic film over it. Surprising. It is a heavy LP. I think it's heavier than my Gibson custom. It looks cool though. Like the TT White Lightning Explorer, when i play them i get black stain all over my fingers. Is this some kind of dye? WTH???
     
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    Yes.
     
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    maurice Dixon New Member

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    Why dye?
     
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    To make them darker, I'm guessing. My recent Riviera P93 has a light colored fretboard and I have no black fingertips, but my J200CE with a darker board leaves em looking like I sorted coal.
     
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    I find if you polish the frets a bit the black residue does go away, sweet looking guit, how does it play?
     
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    My missus offers another explanation: Nickel turns her fingers black, so the frets could be the culprit.(I don't think so, but I've been married 41 years and know better than to argue.)
     
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    Yeah had the same thing on my AJ45 with a rosewood board it cleaned up with a little elbow grease .
     
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