Waterloo finish - what do you call it?

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godfreydaniel
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Waterloo finish - what do you call it?

Post: # 169Post godfreydaniel
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:51 am

Is there a term to describe the Waterloo finish? It’s not really a satin finish.

FreeBlues
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Post: # 174Post FreeBlues
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:05 pm

Matte?

backdrifter
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Post: # 178Post backdrifter
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:06 pm

On the Waterloo website they call it a “semi-gloss” finish.

Zach
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Post: # 180Post Zach
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:14 am

I call mine gorgeous! I'd probably go with satin/matte

Silly Moustache
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Post: # 449Post Silly Moustache
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Got me a WL-12 bought in November 2016.

Changed out a set of three month old EJ16s strings earlier this week and, I always clean my guitars whilst unstrung (damp cloth all over , wipe dry then polish with a polish made for antique furniture called "Regency gold" and wipe off immediately.

See [url]https://youtu.be/ucadcS4_FKc/url]

It doesn't contain anything nasty, but slowly over eight or none string changes my Waterloo is getting shinier.

Driver8
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Post: # 1235Post Driver8
Sat May 18, 2019 7:27 pm

Lowdens used to have a similar satin finish, after 25 years playing & polishing mine has turned gloss pretty much all over,
Would love to see a Waterloo in a few years time.

monkeybanana
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Post: # 1239Post monkeybanana
Sun May 19, 2019 2:27 am

Driver8 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Lowdens used to have a similar satin finish, after 25 years playing & polishing mine has turned gloss pretty much all over,
Would love to see a Waterloo in a few years time.
I love that look too. Like an old leathery Gibson The Waterloos don't take long at all to shine up.

I would call the original finish matte and not glossy. Can't see my face and the finish is not glassy smooth.

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