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I was wondering how durable the "gold" plating is on the hardware on the Ibanez JEMs. I thought I read somewhere that the plating comes off easily?

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Jim
 

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Most gold plating comes off fairly easily because it is just that, a plating. But you can buy rep[lacement parts if your a real stickler for the gold, or let it naturally "age" and give the guitar some character :thumb:
 

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my Rhoads V came with "gold" hardware... it was already rubbing off after about a year... come to find out when i started making it black hardware, it wasn't gold plated or anything at all, it was regular metal with trans yellow paint on it... to give the illusion of gold...
 
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