Glass checkering is the process of checking glass using a traditional nitrocellulose lacquer.
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History of nitrocellulose coloring
It is related to the automobile industry in the 1950s. At that time, the Detroit automobile manufacturers, who had a reputation for beautiful coloring, dominated the market (sobriety). Almost all automobiles at that time were painted with nitrocellulose, and "pigment", "binder" and "solvent" were the best combination. Pigment", "binder" and "solvent" were the best combination.
The only colors used on guitars at that time were mainly "Sunburst" and "Blonde". The colors of cars shipped from Detroit greatly influenced the custom colors of the time, and custom colors were created based on the color variations of that era.
Nitrocellulose dries quickly and has a beautiful finish, and small scratches can be easily repaired, so it was only natural that it would be used as a paint for cars.
Nitrocellulose paint, on the other hand, was considered important for guitars because of its ease of use.
In fact, the bond between the nitro paint and the wood has been shown to transmit a more natural sound without interfering with the wood's unique resonance, and the effect on the body, which transmits the string vibration, is also extremely small.
Our decision to use this traditional paint for TMG's custom paints is not only to continue the excellence of this era of painting techniques, which makes for the best finished guitar, but also to respect the spirit of the old days when it was first used.