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Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by noname_dragon, Aug 16, 2017.
I wouldn't worry about it ; it's just another 'page in the book' !
I'd just keep playing it as is lol
This kind of thing doesn't phase me personally. As long as it doesn't effect how the guitar functions, that is.
I say leave it right where it is, make sure the drummer can see it at all times....and once in awhile look directly at the drummer and start sobbing. Should be worth a dinner out and some drinks every now and then.
That's how I would do it.
Did it knock the cymbal out of tune?...probably didn't faze the Tele. Sorry for you but as others have said...that's just a flesh wound....Band-Aid it with superglue and sawdust (or whatever) and go on. Old Teles are meant to be PLAYED!!!!
This is why I always take my MIM guitars, or Squiers to play shows. As much as I would like to play my prizes all the time, the road just isn't the place for them, much of the time. I realize this doesn't help now. I would keep playing it.
Find his favorite cymbal and crack it...eye for an eye!!
I'd get it repaired for fear that it might get worse (NB I am no expert at all, just wouldn't like to have them chips and splinters on the board). But otherwise, keep playing it, and maybe put it in the case when not used as you do now. Nice Tele BTW!!!
Another battle scar with deep cymballism....sorry, couldn't resist!
Yes accidents do happen.......many years ago to my 71 Tele was dropped on its machine head.....the main result was compression of the neck timber and shattering the grain resulting in the neck surface cracking or shearing & was like broken glass, however any change in humidity had no tonal issue.....just bad for the thumb..............
So after reading many alternate scenarios from a new neck to nothing, I chose the least dangerous and sanded [#800 grit down to #1200 grit] the affected area back to raw wood, then applied a number of coats with Tongue Oil
The result is a surface that is imperceivable in surface blemish when one closes one's eyes
You can also see, the machine head shaft axis for top E is bent......obviously this was also a point of impact ....................but this also does not affect tuning..........
My vote would be to have it repaired - without attempting to make it invisible. Every scar has a story.
I can totally sympathize with the OP's reaction. Similar thing happened with my Les Paul, only being a Les Paul the headstock broke clean off. I had it repaired and it plays great. I thought about retiring it, but I just couldn't bear the thought of not playing it from time to time. I'm just very selective now about the environments I take it to.
I'd have the fretboard repaired so that it's playable (not that many people play the 6th string at the 15 fret, but still....) and call it good.