Why Isn't The Inside Of Your Guitar Finished?

Why isn't the inside of my guitar finished with lacquer or something?
Thanks,     Ron

There are several reasons why it is not.

1.  The lacquer finish on the outside of your guitar only protects
     against dirt and splashes of water for example.  It really doesn't
     protect against humidity.  Lacquer and varnish are not vapor barriers. 

2.  There are debates about whether it affects the sound of the guitar.  
     My opinion is it would have to at least a little.

3.  Repairs inside the guitar such as on bracing would be more difficult.

Bob, Gman ( o )==#

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