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Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit   

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The Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit includes Restorative Finish Cream, Premium Fretboard Conditioner, Low-Abrasion Metal Cleaner, and 2...Read More

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The Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit includes Restorative Finish Cream, Premium Fretboard Conditioner, Low-Abrasion Metal Cleaner, and 2 polishing cloths.

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  • Restorative Finish Cream
  • Premium Fretboard Conditioner
  • Low-Abrasion Metal Cleaner
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GibsonVintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit
 
3.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (2)

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Just what I was looking for!

I have a very expensive Gibson True Vintage SJ-200 acoustic guitar. It has a FRAGILE matte nitro finish. I am overly carefull with my guitars (my wife calls it obsessive), but...Read complete review

I have a very expensive Gibson True Vintage SJ-200 acoustic guitar. It has a FRAGILE matte nitro finish. I am overly carefull with my guitars (my wife calls it obsessive), but if you look at the finish sideways, it will scratch. I used a leather strap without any metal or plastic hardware. It was a cheap strap, not super smooth. Anywhere that it made contact with the finish, it left scratches. Needless to say, I was sick over it. I called Gibson, and they recommended this restoration kit. I purchased it, not really believing that it would work. I only used the restorative finish cream and the two included cloths. Miracles! I had to work at it, but the ugly finish scratches are 95% gone. Oh yes, it also removed a huge pick scratch that someone else put in the finish. I don't know if it would work on all finishes, but if you have a Gibson matte nitro finish, look no further! This stuff saved my sanity (at least for the time being).

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not worth it

This products practically don't work. I purchased this kit to restore the shine and remove the hazy look on the finish of different parts on the guitar (not even to get scratches off)...Read complete review

This products practically don't work. I purchased this kit to restore the shine and remove the hazy look on the finish of different parts on the guitar (not even to get scratches off) and give a better look to my now aged looking Gibson SG Standard 91. The restorative cream only made the problem even worse, after applying as instructed the final result was only good in the areas that you don't get skin contact while playing, the rest of the guitar was all hazy. I wrote to Gibson to see the correct way to apply the polish and the response was "Once you see the polish start to dry and haze up a bit, that would be time to buff" but didn't make any difference. In the end after buffing off many times the restorative cream with the Gibson Pump Polish (which I usually use to maintain the finish) made it shine again, did not get the hazy parts to look like new, but a least my guitar wasn't all opaque. As for the metal cleaner, this wont get off even small amount of rust from the washers or screws as it says, very disappointing. Maybe the only good thing you get in this kit is the fretboard conditioner (looks great after applying it, and smells good) and the pair of cloths to clean your guitar after playing. As for the little brush that comes in the kit I haven't found any use to it.

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1.0

not worth it

By Gabriel

from undisclosed

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    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

      This products practically don't work. I purchased this kit to restore the shine and remove the hazy look on the finish of different parts on the guitar (not even to get scratches off) and give a better look to my now aged looking Gibson SG Standard 91. The restorative cream only made the problem even worse, after applying as instructed the final result was only good in the areas that you don't get skin contact while playing, the rest of the guitar was all hazy. I wrote to Gibson to see the correct way to apply the polish and the response was "Once you see the polish start to dry and haze up a bit, that would be time to buff" but didn't make any difference. In the end after buffing off many times the restorative cream with the Gibson Pump Polish (which I usually use to maintain the finish) made it shine again, did not get the hazy parts to look like new, but a least my guitar wasn't all opaque. As for the metal cleaner, this wont get off even small amount of rust from the washers or screws as it says, very disappointing. Maybe the only good thing you get in this kit is the fretboard conditioner (looks great after applying it, and smells good) and the pair of cloths to clean your guitar after playing. As for the little brush that comes in the kit I haven't found any use to it.

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      1.0

      Better stuff out there

      By J

      from Pa

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Scratches

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

          I used the cloth and polish on my nitro finished Gibson. The cloth left light swirl scratches on my guitar. They will probably buff out with a better polish and microfiber cloth. I ordered Virtuoso polish because I hear really good things; it is made for nitro finish.

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          5.0

          Great product!

          By Mr Flash

          from San Diego, CA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Great For Fretboard
          • Revives Gloss And Wood

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

              I've been using it for about 10 years now and all my Gibsons come back to life everytime that I use it. It's a great kit for basic home maintenance and treating the wood. I wish that it would bring more of the body conditioner, the other two are plenty for its use.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE!!!

              By Indiejason

              from Vero Beach, FL

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cleaning Restoring

                Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

                Gibson has a couple different cleaning and restoration kits, and this is by far the best bang for the buck! The Nitro polish works great, the metal cleaner takes corrosion and grime off almost immediately, and the fretboard conditioner keeps the fretboard looking new! And it comes with a couple polish cloths and a nylon brush for the chrome....Great products!!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                vintage reissue guitar restoration kit

                By Edmond Thebeau

                from massachusetts and florida

                Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

                does what it should
                i bought this produce to clean up my 1938 dobro . the metal polish worked great and sow did the fingerboard conditioner and polish . im very happy with the results and recomend this kit for any vintage or newer guitars . thanks gibson

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Just what I was looking for!

                Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

                I have a very expensive Gibson True Vintage SJ-200 acoustic guitar. It has a FRAGILE matte nitro finish. I am overly carefull with my guitars (my wife calls it obsessive), but if you look at the finish sideways, it will scratch. I used a leather strap without any metal or plastic hardware. It was a cheap strap, not super smooth. Anywhere that it made contact with the finish, it left scratches. Needless to say, I was sick over it. I called Gibson, and they recommended this restoration kit. I purchased it, not really believing that it would work. I only used the restorative finish cream and the two included cloths. Miracles! I had to work at it, but the ugly finish scratches are 95% gone. Oh yes, it also removed a huge pick scratch that someone else put in the finish. I don't know if it would work on all finishes, but if you have a Gibson matte nitro finish, look no further! This stuff saved my sanity (at least for the time being).

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Kit When Used Properly

                Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

                Okay, I've been using this kit for years on new guitars. I use it for general maintenance during every string change. The fretboard conditioner is not to clean the frets, it's to add a nice moisture to a dry board. It leaves it nice and soft and dark... just be sure to wipe it completely dry afterwards. Follow the directions. I use Lem Oil to clean the frets and board FIRST, then the conditioner. The metal cleaner is not for frets, it's for hardware, and it shines it up amazingly. Use it on the bridge, tailpiece, and tuners and you'll love how it makes dull hardware shine like new. Lastly, the cream polish. This isn't the best polish I've used, but nowhere near the worst either. You need 2 cloths, one to apply and one to buff/clean up. Works like a charm for shining things up smoothly. It does leave a slight residue that has to be buffed out with a clean cloth and makes the guitar body less slippery... but I like it that way. It's all preference. I particularly love the smell of the fretboard conditioner, and the dust brush comes in super handy for cleaning edges of frets, saddles, pegs, the nut slots, pickup cavities, and all of those other tricky spots. When used properly it's a great kit. People always comment on how all of my guitars always look brand new. If you're looking to buff out scratches, you may want to turn to something more heat/friction based. I've been playing guitar for about 20 years and I am using this kit on mostly newer nitro finishes. Even a Danelectro. Remember, the key here is lem oil first for cleaning (on the frets too), use 2 cloths for polishing, and do not use the metal cleaner on the frets, just the hardware... it's abrasive and will leave marks on the board if you get any on the wood. And of course, I would only use this kit on electrics.

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                1.0

                Horrid!

                By whammy dood

                from near a tree

                Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

                I was told this did wonders on guitar, turns out its a huge waste. The metal cleaner RUINS the metal on your guitar. Like it's too strong. The polish isn't that great. It leaves a bad finsh. The fretboard cleaner does a decent job, but leaves a bad smell and it gives a bad feel to the fretboard. Overall I'd go with the Dunlop 65 Cleaning Kit.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Use it right!

                By TweedLover

                from Lake Oswego, Oregon

                Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

                Only use this if you know how to use it. The polish is meant to get scratches off high quality new and vintage Gibson guitars that have a very high quality finish. It will do nothing to other guitars, and it's not exactly a polish. This is what you need if you're playing a Gibson and want to get the scratches you put on with a pick or whatever off. It works, but you have to know how and when to use it.

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                1.0

                crap

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Gibson Vintage Reissue Guitar Restoration Kit:

                i just got this stuff and i tried cleaning my guitars frets with the metal cleaner, and it didnt work at ALL. the fret i tried it on looks the same as before and it left a white residue on the wood around the fret. the fretboard conditioner doesnt work at all either, the grime is all still there. i didnt even try the finish cream, who knows how bad that is. dont buy this junk!

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