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Fender® Instrument Finish Types

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What kind of finish do you use on your instruments?
Fender U.S. made American Vintage series instruments are finished with nitrocellulose lacquer (Exception: '75 Jazz Bass is finished with polyurethane).

American, Korean and Chinese made Fender guitars are finished with polyurethane.

Mexican and Japanese-made Fender instrument bodies are finished with polyester while the necks are finished with polyurethane.

Fender Custom Shop Relic, Closet Classic, and N. O. S. series guitars use "Thin-Skin" nitrocellulose lacquer finishes.

Most other Custom Shop models use urethane; however, on a "one-off" order they may accommodate most finishing material requests. (Note: Finish specifications are subject to change without notice).