Just purchased a MJT body on Ebay a couple days ago. Even though it was well packaged, the box came pretty squished on one side... I'm currently residing in Seoul, South Korea, and I've purchased MJT bodies from the US 4 times, but this is the first time it came in damaged. I'm sure the damage came during shipping. This sucks because I really like the grain and the color... But absolutely heartbroken about this. The seller is really good to me, and we're trying to figure something out. But at the moment... I'm trying to check if there's any way of fixing this without refinishing the whole thing. The body is lightly relic'd, so this looks really off compared to the rest of the body. Apparently, Korea doesn't have a lot of top professionals that can handle nitro-lacquer finish problems. I've talk to three of the best here, and they all said it's a either a full refinish, a relic job, or just staining that exposed wood with similar color. Which all are really expensive here because hardly anyone does this work.
I was just wondering... what would be my best option here... and is it really that difficult to touch up on this damage? (excuse my for being naive about this ) Anyways, any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thank you!