“ Brand: Peavey / Type: Guitar Polishing Cloth „
I previously reviewed the Peavey Guitar Polish and stated that I had never used this cloth that is designed specifically to be used with the polish. My best friend read that review and bought me the Preavey Guitar Polishing Cloth as a gift.
I thought It would have been just like any cloth, as in my review of the polish I had said what I had been using for all my guitar cleaning needs. I had been using any pieces of clean, soft material. That had been doing a great job up until I got this cloth that shows how good a polish it is. But since using this cloth I have noticed an even deeper shine on my lovely acoustic guitar. That same shine was there with the clean rag I was using previously but this cloth worked faster and seemed to encourage absorption into the wood rather than into the cloth. The cloth itself is made of a very soft, silky feeling microfiber and measures a larger than I expected 12.7cm by 21.6cm.
It comes in a small verity of colours the ones available in the store near me include yellow, tan and dark grey. These cloths ARE lint free. That for me, is the most important things when it comes to any polishing cloth. A cheap yellow shammy cloth can be bought anywhere but you will soon find that irritating yellow fluff and billions of tiny, little yellow hairs end up on your wood surface. That of course defeats the purpose of polishing in the first place.
This cloth will buff out fingerprints and smudges off the body of the guitar without any product. But for more stubborn greasy buildup the cloth alone doesn't really do the job, a light spray of wood polish Pravey or not helps lift the grime. As the cloth is only new I have yet to clean it, or dry it. My friend said it can be popped into the washing machine so I will update my review with the results good or bad, however he said his is fine and that he has washed it this way loads of times.
My music store is selling these for £4 at the moment, I can't really say if these are a wonder cloth, a good lint free cloth would do just as good a job I expect and wouldn't cost as much.
Thanks for reading, happy Christmas :0) 2night.
To be perfectly honest I'm not that bothered about the shininess of my guitars; the more battered and worn the guitar looks, the better - it's all about character, right? But, there are times when the ol' stringed wonder needs a bit of a dust - and for this purpose, Peavey's Guitar Polishing Cloth is just the job. The only reason I own this particular product is due to the fact that I received it free with some guitar strings - it's probably not something which I would go out and buy in it's own right as I've got so many other cloths around the house which would serve the purpose. That said, at just over £2 online, the product is hardly going to break the bank.
Before I owned the Peavey guitar cloth, I would clean my guitars with one of those standard yellow dusters - and from a polishing perspective, they did a very good job, leaving the guitars rather shiny. However, they would also catch on the strings, and leave little tufts of yellow at various intervals along the guitar's length. The good thing about the Peavey cloth is the fact that is doesn't disintegrate and is completely lint free.
Grey in colour and featuring the Peavey logo, the cloth is nice and large with its longest side measuring more than twenty centimetres. The cloth is really soft, and seems to have an anti-static surface which means that it merely removes rather than gathers dust. I've never needed to wash my cloth, but I've read that it can be done when the need arises with no degrading effects afterwards.
Before you use the cloth, you should get into the habit of giving it a bit of a shake in case any grit has got onto it (which could potentially scratch your beloved guitar). Actually, before I even get to the stage of using the cloth, I go over the entire guitar with the soft Henry Hoover brush. After polishing, guitars look lovely and shiny, and are completely free of fingerprints and smudges - also, I find that if you breathe on the guitars before giving them a rub, there's no need to use any additional cleaning fluids.
Overall, Peavey's Guitar Polishing Cloth is undoubtedly a great product which does the job it's intended to do - however, It's made from the same material as many of the camera lens cleaning cloths that I own (of which I have many), and therefore, regardless of it's effectiveness, I won't be needing to buy another of these in the future. Recommended nevertheless.
Many years ago I took up a hobby of learning to play the acoustic guitar again, which I used to play many years ago in my youth. Now I'm not brilliant by any stretch of the imagination, and can really have a good go at slaughtering a tune with my attempts to strum along during the odd BBQ or two. But I do take a pride in looking after my guitar, keeping it in a special case until it was needed, and cleaning it with a standard yellow duster cloth from Tesco. But then my kids decided that I should have a special polishing cloth specifically for guitars, and hence they bought this Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth for me for £2.50 from a local musical shop, along with a bottle of Peavey Guitar Polish.
Apparently you can get the cloth in a variety of colours, but I was given the dark grey one because my kids thought that it wouldn't look too dirty after use. Of note, other colours include white, yellow and tan, and you can buy these in packs if required. Now initially I thought this was just going to be another soft polishing cloth in line with the standard yellow duster that I already had from Tesco, but this Peavey version is a lot finer, almost like a very silky microfibre material. Size wise it is quite large, at 12.7 cm by 21.6 cm, and comes folded up in a little pack with the Peavey logo on the front of the cloth.
In use, it does get rid of the smears etc that you often find on your guitar after use. Anything that is a little stubborn can be shifted with the addition of a little of the spray polish to the surface of the guitar and a further rub of the cloth. Overall, the cloth itself does give the guitar casing a good overall shine and sparkle and doesn't really leave any smears or residual marks on the casing.
Of interest, comparing it to the standard yellow duster cloth from Tesco that I used to use, in some ways the Peavey version is better. Whereas both clothes are great at polishing up the surface of my guitar, especially if you also use the polish, the main problem I had with the Tesco cloth was that it wasn't lint free. Hence, with the guitar having loads of little nicks and catches around the frets and the strings, very often I would find bits of lint stuck in these areas after using the Tesco cloth. However, with the Peavey cloth, the material is much finer and of better quality, meaning that it is effectively lint free. So when I use it all over my guitar, I don't find any elements of lint left over stuck to the little frets and strings around my guitar.
When it does eventually get dirty, I've managed to put the cloth through a washing machine with no ill effects, just drying it naturally on the line. And again, the cloth seems to remain lint free afterwards.
Balancing everything up, is it any good? In my opinion, yes. But is the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth any better than any other lint free cloth that you could buy? Arguably, no. But then you balance up the cost - £2.50 for a reasonably large dedicated polishing cloth for your guitar, which is probably in the same price league as other large lint free clothes that you could probably buy from the supermarket.
In summary, I don't think this Peavey cloth would be any better at polishing than any other lint free cloth that you may be able to get from the supermarket. But for what it is, it does do a pretty good job at leaving you guitar gleaming and shiny. Hence, for that, I would give it a 4* recommendation.
If any of you have read some of my recent reviews you will know that I play guitar. I have been playing since around the age of fifteen and although I would not say I'm a fantastic musician, I can play all the basics and produce quite a nice sound when I put my mind to it. I started out playing electric guitar but a few years later bought a good quality acoustic guitar which I still own to this day.
Over ten years ago when I bought my acoustic guitar I spent a fair bit of money on it. I have never really been one for looking after things very well, but as this was probably the most expensive thing I had ever owned apart from a car, I decided I was going to treat it well. One of the things that I purchased back in the early days was this, a Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth. The guy in the shop told me it was made from special material that would be kind on my guitar and get it looking all sparkly. I also bought some special polish that was said to bring the guitar up nicely.
So how exactly does the Peavey guitar cloth perform? Well looking back I can say there were really no problems with it. It worked pretty well and did indeed polish my guitar up nicely. One slight issue was that when I remove the strings to restring my guitar I usually give take that opportunity to polish the neck and this is almost impossible to clean with the strings still attached. I did sometimes find that the cloth can pluck if it gets snagged on any of the frets.
When it comes to polishing the main body of my guitar it always did a fairly good job. It would not leave behind any lint or residue. Used in conjunction with the special guitar polish I bought it always did a very good job and I could always get a nice sheen to my guitar. The cloth is quite small in size, I did always like the look of it, I had the one you see in the picture, a dark gray with the logo on, it certainly looked better than using a yellow duster.
The problem I had with this Peavey cloth though was the fact that really it is unnecessary. There are plenty of other things you can use to polish up your guitar that will do just as good a job. The cloth is also not very big so it does not tend to last very long if you use it on a regular basis. Although I was quite happy with the performance of this one it is something that I have never bought again.
Price wise there is no real issue. I think this cost me a few pounds. You can actually buy packs online that include both the cloth and the polish and these come to around £8. Although they work fairly well it does just come back to the question, do you really need them? For me, I don't think this cloth was really a winner. Although it does everything it should do it really is just an unnecessary expense. So for me, not something I would ever consider buying again, but for some, maybe they would like a fancy duster.
When it comes to my beloved guitars I am, it must be said, a bit of a perfectionist. If there is a cleaning implement out there designed to keep the axe in tip top shape then chances are somewhere along the line I will have used it. From polishers to sprays to storage bags I have tried just about them all, as is the level of attention and care I give to my treasured possessions. One such item which I have been using for years and am constantly buying are the Peavey polishing clothes.
Some people tend not to bother, but my Guitars get a good polish once a week and sometimes more which means I go through a heck of a lot of clothes. After one nearly-terrible experience in which I used a cloth with a button on an expensive guitar which could have led to scratches I decided the time was right to hunt down something close to an official guitar polish cloth....and after two minutes searching online found these.
Peavey are a brand I was familiar with from the start as I have used their products intended for the cleaning, restoration and upkeep of guitars for many years so had no hesitation in making another purchase with them and what I have yet again found is another quality product from the brand that I would certainly recommend to anyone. At £1.99 a cloth they are expensive but each cloth will last at least a month so its really a small price to pay for the security of giving your axe the clean it deserves.
The fabric here is so soft and tender you almost feel like cuddling up to it. It is nothing like a normal dust cloth or cloth you would use to polish household items. Its more akin to a pair of fancy French knickers! This gives you the up most confidence therefore that this device will serve and protect your cleaning needs without risk to the guitar. They are a pleasure to use as they float smoothly over the surface and it feels like a young deer trying to walk on ice its that smooth.
The benefit of this being it gives your guitar a lovely shine and clean. The material is tough, complex and durable meaning it cleans deeply and intensely. It gives your guitar a shine and used with the peavey polish it gives it a deep clean and provides protection against dust.
Since using these cloths my guitars have never looked as good and I certainly would never even consider going back to anything else when polishing my prized possessions!
~Do I really need to polish my guitar?~
How many times have you looked at your guitar in certain light conditions and noticed that the lovely glossy lacquered finish is covered in finger marks, grease spots and smudges? In the same way that your computer keyboard and screen can end up with marks, smudges and finger marks from being used on a regular basis so can your guitar. Although I try to make sure I have nice clean freshly washed hands before picking up a guitar I must admit that I don't always follow my own best advice and am at times tempted to do so without making sure that I have super clean oil free mitts.
Even when I have washed my hands there are still sometimes marks and finger prints that are left on the glossy lacquer finish that guitars in the main have, so my feeling is that having a number of polishing cloths that can leave your guitar smear, dirt and dirt free are a very good idea. When wanting to review the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth it wasn't listed as a product here so a suggestion was made to allow me to share my thoughts about it. The cloth can be bought as a stand alone item, or as part of a cleaning set which is how I came to have one and in use I have found that the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth works as well as any similar cloth that I have used for the same purpose.
~Polishing with Peavey~
The Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth is easy to use and can be used either on its own to remove light marks that have been left on the body of your guitar after play or with cleaning products. By using the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth like this as a soft dust and smear remover on a regular basis, you can cut down on the time needed to carry out more labour intensive cleaning routines to a certain extent, leaving longer periods between full cleans. The oils on your skin can have an impact on the finish of your guitar and any contact you have with your instrument may leave smears and finger prints on it which ought to be removed from time to time.
When picking out a nice quality cleaning cloth with which to shine up your axe, I feel that it is best to choose the softest and least abrasive option you can that will allow a thorough clean leaving your guitar smear and dust free. You can choose to use any basic soft textured cloth on cheaper finishes if wanted without too much fear of scratching the lacquer, although I find that using this Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth even on cheaper guitars will bring out the beauty and lustre of the lacquer finish whilst giving a good dust free clean.
Following up with a micro fibre type cloth is more able to leave your guitar with a cleaner dust free shine that won't scratch the body or finish of your instrument. It also cuts down on the chances of having nasty and unsightly swirl marks on the lacquer that cheaper more abrasive cloths an leave, which are especially a problem on darker finishes and deeper more intense colours as they can be seen more easily. By using the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth along with the Peavey Guitar Micro Fibre Cloth you should find that swirls and scratches don't appear at all.
The Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth can be used along side the range of Peavey cleaning products to give a very nice complete clean although you will need to have a different cloth for each type of product you intend to use it with. If using the Peavey Guitar Polish product along with your Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth you should follow the instructions for use which simply tell you give a light spray of the product onto the body of your guitar and then polish it away until your guitar has a nice clean deep gloss finish to it.
Once you have done all you can to ensure that the polish has been absorbed and there are no smears or marks to be seen, you can if wanted follow up with the Peavey Guitar Micro Fibre Cloth for some extra buffing to give a super gloss effect that would even make your mum proud (although you may end up being handed a can of Mr Sheen and being put on to light cleaning duties if you do too good a job!). On darker guitar finishes this final buffing will really allow the beauty of the colour to come through when it catches the light.
~The low down on the Peavey Polisher!~
If you buy your cloth as a stand alone item they come packaged individually
If buying as part of a set the cloth will come with a cleaning polish and a string cleaner product
Each cloth carries the imprinted Peavey logo on it in black on either a yellow, grey, beige and white cloth
The Peavey Polishing Cloth is very light and easy to use with a soft smooth finish
For each type of cleaning product used you should use a separate Peavey cleaning cloth.
The Peavey Cloth can be washed and dried if wanted although the smoothness of the cloth can be effected
~Price and rating~
In use the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth that I had performed as well as any of the similar polishing cloths I have used and as such I would say it is a fair quality product. With the cost of one of the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloths being around £2.50 each they are not too expensive to buy and should last a number of months before they will need replacing. As mentioned if using the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth along side guitar cleaning products you ought to think about keeping a cloth for each type of cleaner. Investing in buffer cloth such as the Peavey Micro Fibre Cloth will when used together with the other items mentioned here give a very nice end result.
The Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloths come either on their own or as part of small cleaning sets that have a cleaning polish and a string cleaner in them. These sets offer good value for money as they include all three items for around £7.99 which works out cheaper than buying each item on its own. The Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth can be used as a stand alone item although it can only do so much and it is best used with cleaning products made especially to help keep your guitar in tip top shape. To rate the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth is easy as I feel it works as it should when used correctly, it lasts well and is not expensive to buy, therefore the Peavey Guitar Polishing Cloth deserves a 4 star rating.