Gold Hardware

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Rouse

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Does gold hardware wear/fade over time? I have heard that it does, but i wasn't sure. If so, how long does it last before wearing down?
 

jackthehack

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Depends on the hardware and how you abuse it; most comes out the box with a lacquered finish like the brass you wore if in the military.  Over time that can get worn off by friction and some oxidation can occur.

I wouldn't really worry about it, like cracking/checkering/fading/etc.,  it's just part of the process of a guitar becoming "vintage".
 
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