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Monty's Guitars launches Montypresso, an all-natural wax that helps relic your guitar

Monty's Guitars Montypresso
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London-based Monty's Guitars has built a reputation for making stellar hand-wired pickups, electronics, and even guitar wax.

Now, the company has doubled down on its wax offering, announcing Montypresso, an all-natural product that, when applied to open-grained wood, gives it a dark relic'd look. The wax can be applied to both fretboards and unfinished bodies.

On fretboards, the company says the wax not only gives the wood the appearance of a worn instrument, but the feel of one, too.

Guitarists should apply generous amounts of the wax over several coats to “allow the stain to soak deep into the wood and work its magic”.

It should be noted, though, that while the stain isn't aggressive, its effect is irreversible. As such, Monty's Guitars warns users to be absolutely sure before applying the wax to their guitar, and extra careful when handling it around clothing or furnishing.

Monty's Guitars has shot a short Instagram video explaining the product further. Check it out below.

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In a recent interview with MusicRadar (opens in new tab), founder Matt Gleeson revealed that the company is planning a series of video guides on relic'ing, so make sure you keep an eye on Monty's Guitars' Instagram (opens in new tab) page.

Montypresso is available either in a coffee cup (small) or a collectible mug (large). These are priced at £16 and £41, respectively, though Monty's is offering 20% off until the end of December 2020.

For more information, head to Monty's Guitars (opens in new tab).

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).