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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by the tool, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. the tool

    the tool Tele-Meister

    488
    Apr 12, 2016
    Sweden
    i tried so hard to be careful and i managed one whole year without a scratch or ding or anything noticeable. I've played in rehearsal one day every week and at home around my kids, i've played live 8 times, letting other people handle my guitar.....

    and so... the day has come... the first wound that will forever be remembered. The ding of dings (that sounds funny). I was turning around with my guitar on me at rehearsal and didn't notice the bass player (its always the bass player damn it) had moved up behind me. I was turning for my cup of coffee and there his damn bass was, with its damn big sharp knobs and what not... bang.

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    Im not sad... there was a time when i had bought my first guitar, i would have gone nuts. Bass player looked nervous, he knows i love this guitar. But i just smiled at him and wobbled my head like people from India does. You know that head wobble that seems to mean anything.
    I feel ok! It's ok! A part of me is a litle proud of it to. Because i want to be careful with it and not damage it on purpose. But there it is... its sweet!
     
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  2. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Meister

    214
    Feb 14, 2017
    United States
    Now you don't have to worry about dinging it.
     
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  3. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Dec 24, 2015
    west of I-10
    Ouch! :(
    That's easily fixed but I wouldnt bother.
    Your life will be stress free from here on out.:D

    kiss its little ouchie and treat it to a new set of strings.
     

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  5. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    That's nothin'! Happy first ding day.
     

  6. cboutilier

    cboutilier Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    25
    Oct 28, 2015
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    To me the first ding is like the first run after the break in on a fresh engine.
     
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  7. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    60
    Sep 24, 2004
    Endicott, NY
    I have one very similar to that on my RI Esquire.

    A little black Sharpie will fix 'er right up. :cool:
     
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  8. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    I'd hit the edges of the finish with some thin CA adhesive to stabilize and prevent more from flaking off.
    .
     

  9. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    It's only a flesh wound. ;)
     
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  10. DarkKnight37

    DarkKnight37 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    36
    135
    May 21, 2016
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    My American Standard Tele had dings on it when I bought it new; I guess from being knocked around while on display in the store. Three small, completely unnoticeable spots on the back that knocked a few hundred dollars off the price tag. I've added a couple other small scratches and dings in the last 16 years that I've had it.
     
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  11. Sjnoring

    Sjnoring Tele-Holic

    Age:
    51
    950
    Jan 26, 2017
    USA
    It's not a ding. It's character.
     
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  12. MilwMark

    MilwMark Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Apr 29, 2013
    near Arnold's
    I have a '62 reissue strat in Inca blue with a matching headstock. I don't baby my guitars. But that one was mint, used and is so pretty. When I smashed that headstock into a cymbal at a show and saw a chip on the floor, I wasn't happy, but stuff happens.
     

  13. Preacher

    Preacher Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 17, 2007
    Big D
    Man I hate it when people try to relic their guitars themselves.... lol
     
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  14. the tool

    the tool Tele-Meister

    488
    Apr 12, 2016
    Sweden
    The bass player tries to relic everything around him.. :D
     

  15. the tool

    the tool Tele-Meister

    488
    Apr 12, 2016
    Sweden
    Oh... didnt know that! So the edges of the finish where the damage is can flake off more now?

    What is CA adhesive? Superglue?
     

  16. Jupiter

    Jupiter Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    If it bugs ya, that's teeny and in the black area: quite an easy fix.
     

  17. AAT65

    AAT65 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    52
    May 29, 2016
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Yes, superglue: cyanoacrylate to be technical...
     
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  18. hellopike

    hellopike Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2015
    Philadelphia
    What sort of telecaster is it specifically?
     

  19. Oldgitplayer

    Oldgitplayer Tele-Meister

    357
    Nov 24, 2009
    Brit in Australia
    So did Cat Stevens write the song after experiencing the first ding on his guitar.....???
     

  20. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2013
    The Hudson Valley
    I just sand those chips/chunks down to bare wood and forget about it. Otherwise you could go mad.
     

  21. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    a dab or two of black nail polish and it will disappear from view.... ;)
     

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