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Best kind of polish for semi-hollow body?

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  1. Commando450

    Commando450 Newbie

    2
    Aug 8, 2017
    Canada
    Hey guys, new to the forum but I've owned a Gretsch semi-hollow for several years. Looking to learn what the best polishes are for a semi-hollow. Lemon oil is great for the fretboard but I'm hesitant to use anything on the body until I'm sure it won't damage the finish. Any ideas or forums you could suggest to read? Thanks.
     

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  2. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    49
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    I had Gibson polish for the longest time. Worked fine with a bit of elbow grease. Recently ran out and ordered a bottle of "Lizard Spit" guitar polish based on reviews. It works better than the Gibson stuff. Buffs out easier without streaks. Between polishing I just use a swiffer cloth to wipe the guitar down.
     
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  3. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    I've had good luck with "Godin Luthier Grade Guitar Polish" Non silicone. Works well.
     
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  5. drrohle

    drrohle Synchromatic

    600
    Jan 3, 2014
    Hays, KS
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    I've used Liquid Glass for a long time on all my guits. Shines like crazy and puts a 'glass' coating on it that lasts for years.
     
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  6. yostinator

    yostinator Electromatic

    Age:
    39
    13
    Jul 15, 2017
    USA
    Check out Music Nomad's full range of guitar care products readily available on Amazon. I use all of their stuff
     
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  7. yostinator

    yostinator Electromatic

    Age:
    39
    13
    Jul 15, 2017
    USA
    Beautiful guitar btw
     
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  8. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Dunlop 65.
     
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  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Not sure if your guitar is nitrolacquered or PU-coated? Gibson polish works on both, is real good stuff and smells nice!
     
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  10. Commando450

    Commando450 Newbie

    2
    Aug 8, 2017
    Canada
    Do you know how to tell what type of finish it is?
     
  11. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Whew, no. To be on the safe side I would ask Gretsch directly via E-Mail (support, serial number). You'll get a detailled answer within a few days.
     
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  12. Inverness

    Inverness Electromatic

    11
    Aug 3, 2017
    Salt Lake City
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  13. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Distilled water.
     
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  14. mbkri

    mbkri Gretschie

    440
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Lizard Spit guitar polish. A few drops on a soft cloth.
     
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  15. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Country Gent

    Jul 5, 2014
    SE QLD
    Dry cloth once a year to scrape off the gunge and spilt bourbon.....no?
     
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Age:
    67
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    That's just part of the relicing process.
     
  17. jigncraw

    jigncraw Electromatic

    Age:
    43
    19
    May 3, 2017
    CANADA
    I use the Dunlop kit and the Dunlop Lemon for the fretboard. Works fine for me so far. Any clean microfiber with a mild vinegar and distilled water will work as well


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  18. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
  19. Zeke

    Zeke Electromatic

    18
    Aug 14, 2017
    United States
    "Virtuoso" cleaner and polish and "Music Nomad The One for gloss finishes". Both have served me well for years.