Post by Michael Messer on Jun 6, 2020 15:58:02 GMT
Richard, it is the first one and that is the original La Tromba Lacquer Polish. I think the AG is a new one and may well be worth trying on nickel guitars. But don't worry because the regular La Tromba is fantastic stuff.
You don't need to over-polish with it. Just a light misting and a gentle polish does it. I use it on all my guitars, body and neck. I also do the Volvo with it and on special occasions when I want to look my best I do my teeth with La Tromba.
I have never seen it in the aerosol, only in the little plastic squirty bottles. I get five or six of them from Thomann because of the shipping cost. I do all MM Guitars with it, so I get through more than most do.
Looking online for La Tromba, there seemed to be two variants for sale, and nowhere could I find any information to say if one was different than the other, for polishing different things or not, between :
La Tromba lacquer polish, white bottle with silver graphics and silver La Tromba name, and
La Tromba Ag lacquer polish, white bottle with gold graphics and gold La Tromba Ag name.
The best price I found was from a UK seller on ebay - and the item listing showed the silver La Tromba bottles (without Ag in the name).
I think basically, MM was correct all along, the gold colour La Tromba Ag bottle is just the new version of the very same La Tromba silver colour lacquer polish.
I bought two bottles of the silver coloured La Tromba, but received two gold coloured bottles - one said La Tromba, and the other said La Tromba Ag, both in gold !
After all that daftness, I think it is safe to say all the bottle variants must be the same thing, I hope !
As far as polishing vintage Nationals, well, I have used Pledge furniture polish in the distant past (but you are left with a lasting old person’s home smell to your guitar for about 6months !), and I have used Flitz polish quite a bit (I bought a big tube of the stuff, figuring it would last for years, but the contents seem to be separating into an oil and paste inside the tube !). Flitz works nicely but it is messy stuff and takes awhile to get the paste polished out.
La Tromba was easy to spray on the guitar, and was easy to polish onto the guitar (I used a micro-fibre cloth). A much more pleasant experience and quite easy to do.
To be fair, my Nationals are fairly clean already so I didn’t have any dirty ones to see how well it cleaned but I hope and expect La Tromba should carry on protecting my Nationals. Two polished, some more still to do !