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My vintage "70 Tele took a bad hit at a show

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by noname_dragon, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Rooster16

    Rooster16 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    48
    16
    Aug 28, 2017
    Canada
    Haha - so true. Never quite got that mentality.
     
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  2. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    Page 2 and no actual pictures yet?

    If it's just a missing chunk. Do a drop fill, sand and be on your way. I recently used this to good effect on an abused used guitar I bought, which I used before. Welcome to relic land where comfort and playing performance are the primary goals.

     
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  3. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2016
    California
    You need to quit playing it before it gets damaged any worse. I'll go ahead and "hold onto it" for you. Don't worry.
     
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  4. noname_dragon

    noname_dragon Tele-Meister

    175
    Jan 13, 2010
    North east coast
    OK guys, here's a shot of the wound. I'm over it now and I'm taking it back out to gigs, but I keep it in the soft case when I'm not playing it. Like I said, it's chipped in a spot that it doesn't interfere with playing. I've been using my RW 50's tele as my #1 at gigs now, so I pick up the '70 when I feel like it.
    I don't think I'll repair this, it's part of my long history with that guitar.
    Thanks for your comments and suggestions! DAMAGE.JPG
     
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  5. jtees4

    jtees4 Tele-Holic

    915
    Jun 13, 2010
    selden, ny
    B...b....butt....it's a Tele. Give it a week and it will heal itself.
     

  6. harold h

    harold h Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 15, 2004
    Rosewood dust and superglue and it will be fine.
     
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  7. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2016
    California
    Now it has some serious mojo!!
     
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  8. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Be glad the fret was spared and fix that I say. If you can't, someone here who can will probably advise or if local to you help perhaps.

    But, yeah. OUCH!
     
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  9. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Get the fret sprout addressed while you are at it as well.
     

  10. Jupiter

    Jupiter Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Yep, I'd fill that so I couldn't feel it and then fuggedaboudit.
     

  11. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 3, 2003
    Athens-GREECE
    You mean that you actually PLAY the guitar (and especially the low E) above the 15th fret??? :confused:

    A bit of super glue mixed with sawdust of similar color to the fretboard will fix this in seconds.
     

  12. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    True, that is not real estate my hand would ever be near..
     

  13. Sjnoring

    Sjnoring Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    Jan 26, 2017
    USA

  14. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

    584
    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    i could see why it would annoy you. however, you can get over this by getting it fixed and naming the scar after your drummer
     

  15. Sjnoring

    Sjnoring Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    Jan 26, 2017
    USA
    I agree, don't repair it! Just get your drummer to acquire more reliable hardware.
     

  16. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    And give you some good booze to say sorry. Like a bottle of 1800, Balvenie 21, etc..
     
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  17. Antoon

    Antoon Tele-Holic

    633
    Feb 10, 2010
    Low Lands
    Personally I would get that professionally fixed. For me that hole would be too big and deep to attempt to fix it myself.
     

  18. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Looking at the overall and the body paint round the pocket.. Thst seems like a proper tool/tele for making bread.
     

  19. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca

    Plus 1 on this. It might take a bit of time to build it up, but it should be fixable. Just get a piece of Rosewood and sand it down collecting the dust as you sand. When you have enough, go for it. Be sure to tape off the area so you make sure it only gets on the area you're trying to fix.

    Good Luck, Mike
     

  20. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    55
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    I'd start with a wet rag and a soldering iron.
    Might be able to lift out 1/3 to 1/2 of it.
    Looks like some wood might be missing, though.
     

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