Gibson nitrocellulose lacquer spray booth at the Montana craftory
| May 23, 2024 |

Video: Learn More About Gibson Acoustic Guitars and the Nitrocellulose Lacquer Spray Facility

What’s happening in the latest episode of “The Process,” and what are the benefits of nitrocellulose lacquer on acoustic guitars?

In Season 2, Episode 9 of “The Process,” Gibson TV offers an exclusive look at the spray booth facility in Bozeman, Montana, and the nuances of the nitrocellulose application types used in the finishing process of Gibson Acoustic guitars.

Gibson Lacquer Technician expert Tim Gray says, “One of the big advantages, I believe, to using nitrocellulose lacquer is its repairability—not only that, but it lets the instrument move and lets the instrument vibrate, too.”

Season 2, Episode 9 of “The Process,” a series from Gibson TV

Nitrocellulose lacquer has been used consistently throughout Gibson’s history, ultimately improving the instrument’s tone. Lacquer absorbs and dissipates over time, allowing the guitar to vibrate and “breathe.”

This process helps create the resonant tone that Gibson acoustic guitars are known for, turning these fine acoustic instruments into characterful heirloom pieces that improve with age. The wide-ranging acoustic models manufactured by Gibson in Montana have graced many hit records and continue to dominate the airwaves.

Explore all that the Montana craftory has to offer and get busy writing a hit song with three chords and the truth. If your guitars need any repair work, including on their finish, book a free consultation with our experts.