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Maple Neck Wear

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ricardo1912, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 26, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Hoping this is in the right place and not a daft question.

    On my Cabronita neck, at the nut end, I've noticed some odd marks in the fretboard varnish. I can't get a good pic but they are like little swirly lines running the same way as the strings and slightly indented. They are on the high E side.

    I have the same on a Baja. Both guitars have been played a fair bit but only have slight fret wear.

    I don't leave strings on until they get rusty and clean the fretboard with a soft cloth each string change.

    Are these lines normal? Thanks
     
  2. logans_tele

    logans_tele TDPRI Member

    75
    Oct 12, 2015
    Tulsa, OK
    Hard to say without pics, but if the guitars have been played a lot it's likely normal wear.
     
  3. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 10, 2018
    In space with Ziggy
    Could be from your nails. Cut your fingernails short as possible on your fretting hand. If I get lazy on that I've noticed my rosewood boards getting worn down after a while. Especially on acoustics.
     
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  4. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 26, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Thanks, I'll try to get some daylight pics tomorrow. Always have short nails on my left hand, so it's puzzling.
     
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