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Hello all and hi Michael....long time no speak. Hope you are good......I hope everyone here is good too and that you are all avoiding this nasty virus.
I have a Cigano GJ-10 that I purchased from Michael in 2008. I had him do a custom setup for me which included a custom bridge and action work along with putting the leather under the tailpiece etc. The work was done by Josh, at the time, who did a very nice job. I cannot remember if a better quality tailpiece was installed. (How can I tell if it was replaced?) The guitar is still like new, having always been kept between use in my studio or in a nice tweed, hard case.....also bought from Michael.
That's my re-introduction. Here are my questions. #'s 1,2 and 3 are all about getting a better GJ tone out of the Cigano...which is not bad at all IMO. Especially at the price.
This last question I asked years ago but thought to ask again. It's only something I would only do if I upgraded to a much better GJ guitar. I was just curious if the OEM finish on the Cigano, which I think is a polyurethane, will play nice with nitrocellulose lacquer. I would obviously have to do a little judicious sanding etc to prep the surfaces......I just don't know whether the OEM coating will have penetrated the surfaces enough to where it might be problematic. While I would hope it will effect the tone in a good way......it would mainly be a visual thing for me. I like shiny acoustic guitars. 😑
I know....if it ain't broke don't fix it........just curious is all.