I dinged my new guitar. What to do

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  1. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    then follow my suggestions in post 39.. you're not gonna make it disappear... the primary goal is to protect the subsurface,, then secondarily, reduce the optics...

    r
     
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  2. CaineIsCarter

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    I will. CA glue - is this cyanoacrylate?

    Thanks
     
  3. Blue Bill

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    Ya call that a ding?

    I say leave it there. It will remind you to be more careful in the future.
     
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  4. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Yes... and watch the Stewart McDonald video..

    rk
     
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  5. Greggorios

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    Listen to RK or let 'er go. Hey, be congratulated, ya lost ur cherry!

     
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  6. strat a various

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    Ha ... get used to it. Here's a "ding" story: a friend (RIP) who was the lead guitarist for a very popular singer, had the odd habit of scratching every guitar he bought in a prominent place on the front, so that he wouldn't worry about further dings. Weird, huh? He bought a nice classical guitar from a very famous comedian (another friend), and immediately scratched the front of the beautiful, flawless guitar.

    Well, he was slow making the payments he had agreed to make, and the comedian wanted his guitar back, so the guitar player gave it back, with the big ol' scratch right on the front. Hilarity ensued. So, some people have bigger problems with dings than you.
     
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    I was at a AMA enduro race and the season winner that year got a new dirt bike for winning the title. After they awarded him the bike he took off on one wheel, brought it back down and at about 30 MPH laid it down on the asphalt and let it tumble. He got up, picked the bike, and said "I got that out of the way"...

    I wouldn't sweat it. Unless you're a pro at finish repair the repair will probably stand out more than the ding. Don't ask how I know.
     
  8. jimbo735

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    I used the StewMac method with the CA glue and nobody knows not even me.
     
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    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    You lost your memory ... were you applying the glue to the guitar or sniffing it?
     
  10. whoanelly15

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    Maybe you’ve also heard Clapton’s first outtake of Gently Weeps originally titled “While My Guitar Slowly Relics”

    Or the lost early Floyd album... “Put More Dings in Thy Guitar and Play”.
     
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    Add some more dings and then this one will blend in.

    This is why I don't buy new or pristine instruments. Give me a beat-up guitar over a shiny, new one any day of the week.
     
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  12. 985plowboy

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    Dang dude.
    I looked at the picture and had to enlarge it to see.
    Non-issue for me.
    At least you are the one who did it.
     
  13. memorex

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    As long as a ding isn't on the neck where I can feel it, I don't care. That's called Zen. You'll get there eventually.
     
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  14. KyAnne

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    That's a perma-marker/clear fingernail polish job right there.
    Used same technique on thinline Tele and Glock G19.4 (no polish on the G19 tho).
    Now out of sight, out of mind.
     
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    I bought a used Gretsch last summer that had some major chips in the headstock. So much so, I was afraid of it continuing to chip. Fortunately it was a gloss black, and I used the single drop method to touch them up with nail polish and it worked well.

    I've since put other marks in my guitars now that I'm playing out and about (open mic, some small events) and it's just part of their history. But man, that first one stings!
     
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    I wonder if this has always been a guitar player obsession?
    Seems like the kid with the new baseball glove or hunter with the new pair of boots works hard to break in the new thing for use.
    This movement to buy, own, preserve, display, photograph, and try to keep looking brand new; seems to be the problem, where the dings are the solution.

    I suppose maybe I'm kind of a Dick, but I'd suggest finding a nearby soup kitchen and volunteer there once a month.

    Live life, get on it, push it a little more each day.
    At the end we will not be tore up with regret over the dings we put in our guitars.
    More likely it will be the time we wasted trying to prevent the passage of time.
     
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  18. Matthias

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    Leave it. Or fill it. Consider it’ll be hard to make invisible so depends on what you prefer to look at: a repair or a small chip. I prefer the ding, personally. They all get them eventually if you use them enough.
     
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    Ding it again. "I meant to do that!"
     
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  20. WilburBufferson

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    If that's a nitro finish, I would wait and see how long it takes to accumulate new chips. What is easier, fixing the chip, or changing your feelings about it? Not to minimize your feelings, because I would feel the same way.
     
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