Asking here as Strat-Talk is currently down

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by YOSTINATOR, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. YOSTINATOR

    YOSTINATOR Tele-Meister

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    I very recently got a '18 American Special Strat in Fiesta Red and as I was taking photos of it under the kitchen lights, I noticed what I can only describe as deep finish checking on the back of the body. I know that alder can have some dark grain from time to time and that checking is highly unlikely with a poly finish. I cannot get a photo to show. Thoughts? Admins feel free to remove if needed
     
  2. Jonnyb73

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    If you like how the guitar plays and sounds, then there is no problem. Even if it is finish checking, it's on the back and doesn't have any real effect on the guitar. Just play the damn thing and put your own marks on it.
     
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    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Its OK :)
     
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    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

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    I have an American Pro Tele with the same issue. It looks like where the wood grain is slightly lower than the rest of the body.

    You can only see it directly under the light, and only if you turn your head a certain way, so it doesn't bother me at all. But I don't think it's uncommon.
     
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    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    Not uncommon at all, I've seen it in plenty of brand new guitars.
     
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    sothoth Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    Take it back and get a telecaster :)
     
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    Obelisk Tele-Afflicted

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    Strat Talk seems to be up & running with no Chinese characters like it was for for the past few days
     
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    YOSTINATOR Tele-Meister

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    Excellent!
     
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    YOSTINATOR Tele-Meister

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    I have four Teles, four Strats, and two Super Strats. No problems here ;)
     
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    Obelisk Tele-Afflicted

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    No problem. Come back & visit. I go to Strat Talk occasionally and it was bummer last weekend.
     
  11. YOSTINATOR

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    Here's the axe obviously sans pics of the "issue." I wonder if the Fiesta Red exacerbates the lines [emoji2369] 20181110_054931.jpeg
     
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