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First nick in the guitar!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by adamgdog, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. adamgdog

    adamgdog Tele-Meister

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    So I was working on my guitar, and with a careless move run the headstock into the wall. The headstock now has a nice little nick in it. At first, I was like, "well, shoot." After a second though, it almost felt good. It was really weird. It was like I made the guitar mine. Anyone else have this happen to them?
     
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  2. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Umm, yeah. At age 16, you are a better man than I.
     

  3. PelhamSG

    PelhamSG TDPRI Member

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    I dont try to make dings/dents, but if it happens, oh well. It now has a start of a soul. its unique and its yours. I believe that each ding and scratch tells a story.

    One example is my Gibson SG. I was at rehearsal with my band and I was wearing a hoodie unzipped. I turned the guitar over and there were TONS of scratches. Cant see the wood, but you can see scratches. My buddy offered me some polish, but I politely declined. Now when I turn it over and look at the scratches, it immediately brings be back to that night. It was a fun night too.
     
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  4. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    That's why many of us build cheap partscasters. We wear what we want, and don't worry about the scratches.

    But when you're getting into expensive guitar territory, we remove our belts and make sure our pants zippers are well out of the way.
     

  5. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    We got burned here recently.

    People often don't accurately, for whatever reason, include their real age.
     
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  6. Jupiter

    Jupiter Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Congrats! ;)

    There'll be more.
     
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  7. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 23, 2014
    Woodstock
    I take care of my guitars, but I also play them so it's bound to happen. After the first "oh crap!" it's kind of a relief that I got that first one out of the way.
     
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  8. grooveiron

    grooveiron Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Yes, absolutely! You expressed it very well.
     
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  9. Mr Green Genes

    Mr Green Genes Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 23, 2016
    MI
    The first nick is the deepest.
     

  10. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

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    She just earned an extra point of soul.
     
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  11. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    Oh I'm sorry....thought your name was Nick. Nevermind....carry on as you were.
     
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  12. 41144

    41144 Tele-Meister

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    Damn ... Mr Green Genes beat me to it ... But ... The first cut is the deepest ...

    However, and it appears you're in this category, I'd never knowingly mistreat/damage a guitar but guitars are for playing not just treating as "eye candy", beautiful as they may be.
    Plus,, makers will add on a few hundred $/£ for deliberately marking/damaging (mmm ... they call it relicing) a guitar ... Something we can do ourselves quite unwittingly.
    Bet it still sounds great ... if not even better :)
     
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  13. adamgdog

    adamgdog Tele-Meister

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    Just to settle the confusion, I did not do this on purpose. I wasn't paying attention and accidentally ran it into the wall.
     

  14. hemingway

    hemingway Friend of Leo's

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    I'm surprised any of my guitars still have headstocks.
     
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  15. Tim S

    Tim S Tele-Meister

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    You're young. Wait until you're married. Then you'll be deliberately running things into the wall.
     
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  16. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    It used to bother me. Now it doesn't. Honest wear and tear are marks of a functional object. Case Queens have no place in my world.
    On the other hand, factory relic jobs are posers.
     
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  17. 41144

    41144 Tele-Meister

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    No confusion here....
     
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  18. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    First it's baby nicks, then, well ... you're on a relic thread.

    The trick is, don't buy that too expensive guitar you are afraid to take out and play. Spend at a level you are comfortable with playing and using not sitting tidy in a case its whole life for fear of damage. These are Fender Custom Shop made guitars with price tags so high people are worried of scratching them...

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  19. murdude

    murdude TDPRI Member

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    I was playing a gig on the first night that I had my brand new ES-335 about 1973. At the end of the first set, I took off the guitar and rammed the head stock into a low overhang on the stage and chipped off the top corner of the headstock. I put the piece in my pocket and glued in on later. It is still there. I was annoyed at the time, but not not devastated like I would be now.
    Contrarily, I have a new mim telecaster that never goes out of the house, and I treat it like it was made out of egg shells. Go figure.
     
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  20. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Friend of Leo's

    May 14, 2008
    WNC Isothermal Zone
    ...and stay away from cymbals, high hats and "whirling dervish guitar players!

    Don't ask me how I know... ☹
     
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