Fullerplast was still in the plastics family, as is every single guitar finish ever used, technically, including the blessed nitro.stratman323 wrote:Oh dear, back to this old story again! Fullerplast is not poly! Has anyone who is claiming that ever tried an old Fender? Totally different feel, & the wear pattern is totally different. Modern Custom Shop vintage copies are all nitro, early 80s USRIs are all nitro, later ones had a poly sealant coat. Try both & the difference is very apparent.
Ok, forget Fullerplast because it wasn't used all that much and by 1968 all Fender sealer coats were poly, until later they started to do some other finishes on selected models (reissues and Custom Shop). There really isn't anything wrong with poly, I just don't like the idea of people being duped into thinking they're getting a full nitro finish, and there really are very few that are completely nitro finished. Personally I doubt that Gibson uses a traditional nitro finish on the Historics anymore.
Maybe some of your guitars feel different because they were second hand? I had a 63 Fender and the finish was completely worn off on the neck so I've no idea what it would have felt like with finish on it. My old 62 Casino still has finish on the neck, but I'm not sure it's the original finish, but it feels great - never sticky. My Bacchus Duke, brand new with a lacquer top coat, did occasionally feel sticky but seems to be fine now. The 2007 Momose Strat with lacquer top coat is nice and slick, never sticky but the neck finish is very slightly satin I think - it works, but for all I know the previous owner gently ran a bit of wet and dry over the neck?