Over the years, Daniel has perfected the art of 'antiquing' guitars. The process is much closer to antiquing violins then to 'relicing' a guitar. The result is a very natural looking age that contributes to the overall vibe of the guitar. It involves many techniques that produce the effect together in a subtle way that many players don't even notice as being antiqued. The nitro cellulose lacquer is applied very thin to allow it to 'sink in' the wood, just like you would see on a guitar with natural aging. The exact right 'sheen' of the lacquer is critical to the result. Typical wear spots and even craquele enhance the antique vibe of the instrument. All nickel plated hardware has an antiqued patina. Photo's are of Commemorative Charlie Christian guitars.