I like a vintage/relic look but think these might be pushing it too far. Any thoughts on cleaning these up, or should they remain dust collectors on a back shelf in my shop?
Thanks MadGomer, I will investigate that idea!
No way, those are perfect relics, I’m jealous!!!
I do believe those are vintage “patina” that is probably impossible to recreate. And some may have these treasure around the garage, but that would be difficult for me to find in my area. I like the rust
"Too far gone" or perfectly patina'd?
I'd say the later. Perfectly fine as-is!
The trick here is to build an instrument around that patina that matches/compliments it. Aged and worn, vintage looking, but deceptively playable would be my goal. I dig it!