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Would You Send This Body Back??????

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Noeski, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Noeski

    Noeski TDPRI Member

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    Hey,

    Maybe I'm being a bit precious about this build that I have commissioned, but after a couple of months wait for the wood to arrive it turns out like this...

    I am going for a (not very cheap) 'Micawber' replica so a nice clear Butterscotch finish is planned, but I just can't help thinking that this ugly blemish is all I'm going to notice for the next 20 years when I play this thing...

    WOULD YOU SEND THIS BODY BACK???

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  2. TeleToTheRain

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  3. Noeski

    Noeski TDPRI Member

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    Pics showing up at my end...

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  5. Rich Rice

    Rich Rice Poster Extraordinaire

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    It wouldn't bother me in the least, but it's your guitar. I'd look at it as character. If you play the guitar it won't bother anything, and will soon have many (far worse) imperfections- scratches, nicks, dents, etc.. On the other hand, if you study it and focus on a spot, you'll never be happy.
     
  6. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity

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    There is nothing wrong there. It's a natural material, not a piece of plastic with no interest. If every 1 piece body was discarded because of things like that, then bodies would be a 1000 dollars each.
     
  7. hemingway

    hemingway Friend of Leo's

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    Wouldn't bother me.
     
  8. Jupiter

    Jupiter Doctor of Teleocity

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    Looks like wood. :)

    You'll be surprised how much it evens out with some lacquer on it.
     
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    Do you like everything else about it? If you do I'll bet that little spot won't bother you for long. And it's really going to blend in alot more when finished.
     
  10. otterhound

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    Leo Fender would have used it .
     
  11. gsh1968

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    Is it just marbling in the wood or has someone attempted a repair (which is what it looks like in the last photo)?
    If a builder has sent you a body with a noticeable repaired blem without getting your agreement first, then yes, I'd send it back.
     
  12. SamClemons

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    It would hardly be noticible if filled and then finished in butterscotch. Like the grain on the back. Back should have been the front.
     
  13. Chocklit_Thunda

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    I think blemishes like that add character... My pine Tele build has a pinkish "skunk stripe" line down the back... I think it looks cool :)
    My cort Yorktown has a blemish on the back near the bottom.... I love it! It matches perfectly with the girl I named it after who had a birth mark right under her bum where we thigh begins :)

    It's all about character and having a unique instrument. If it bothers you, tell people you got it when you used it to bash a werewolf on the head or something :)
     
  14. Rich Rice

    Rich Rice Poster Extraordinaire

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    People will not notice it once it is finished.
     
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    Commodore 64 Friend of Leo's

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    It's part of the wood. There are flecks and specks on the back too. You are being obsessive. Your guitar is going to have 5 strings and you are worrying about a natural anomaly in a a piece of wood?
     
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    what blemish….. ? If ya order a piece of wood, and it arrives with the character one would find in wood…..

    Ron kirn
     
  17. guitar2005

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    I think it looks great.
     
  18. dazzaman

    dazzaman Tele-Afflicted

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    Exactly. If it is good enough for Leo...
    It personally wouldn't worry me in the slightest.
     
  19. walleyeman

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    Send it back. It will only bug you more as time passes. You will see it everytime you look down at your guitar.
     
  20. JustPlay

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    It's awful... Send it directly to me!!! :cool:
     
  21. Fred.T

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    I wouldn't mind the body but your bridge is missing a saddle ;)
     
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