NGD, but what to do?! Arrrgh!

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  1. Old duck

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    Had a new Fender American Original 50s Butterscotch Blond delivered today. After opening two boxes and finally getting the case out, I run into this:
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    What to do???? I'm so confused........
     
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    The wait begins...
     
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    "Oregon" isn't specific enough to tell me much, but if it's been on a freezing truck for days it's best to let it sit to avoid finish cracks that sudden temperature changes can cause.
     
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    This... not doubt if it's a lacquer finish and not ploy... I've got one coming on Tuesday and I'll have to do the same thing.. wait 24 hrs before opening. Sucks but good advice.

    Just looked up your guitar and its Lacquer!
     
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    Go play on the front porch ? Laquer finishes can be sensitive and will check. I had to wait when I received a Martin in the winter. Sucked. I opened it the next morning without issue.
     
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    Yeah, I'm in Medford and it's 40 degrees right now, but 20s last night. The tracking shows it has been in Southern Oregon for 36 hours so it's probably not a real big deal. I actually popped the case open just to make sure the neck wasn't broken off, or anything, and then closed it back up. I'll give it a little while to get comfortable.
     
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    LOL, don't tease us, what's really in the case? ;)
     
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    I’ve had to do that with 2 guitars, a 2013 Les Paul from Sweetwater and the same guitar as yours..an AO 50’s earlier this year. Leave ‘em in the case a day and wait.
     
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    Been there, done that. Do the "wait".
     
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    I grew up in Canada.I never waited to open the case and I never experienced any finish damage issues either as a result.But then again I wouldn't care if it chipped or checked as I want my guitars to acquire patina.
     
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    open the Box!
     
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    I would give it a day or two, just to make sure, but that's just me ...
     
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    Frozen or not, there's no harm in opening the case.
     
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    Frozen or not, there's no harm in opening the case.
     
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    I think that to stay on the safe side I would have waited a day. BUT. You cracked it open already, so the guitar entered into contact with the hotter air, which was “stored” in the case when you closed it. Could it be that there’s no longer a point in waiting?

    I am no expert, and experts will chime in!
     
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    Patience is a virtue. I have a nice acoustic with a nitro finish that has a finish crack it didn't have when I bought it but did after some temperature extremes.
     
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    depending on how long it was around in trucks, but .. i'd keep the case there for a day to play it safe. :)
     
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    Wake up! Come on man play that thing!

    My last Martin arrived at 5pm in the freezing cold. At 5:30am I was up like a kid on Christmas morning gently opening the case.
     
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    Happy NGD OP~
    It's gonna be a good weekend for you I bet.

    There's always a small risk opening it too early, but I've only seen a weather check happen once (in a much much colder condition than you mentioned).

    And now a gif to sum up how you got us feeling :D:lol:

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    Well, I opened it and tuned it and played it for about an hour when I got up at 5:00am today. No problems with the finish. It’s a good looking guitar and I like the fat ‘U’ neck. Sounds good unplugged even. I didn’t have much time but played it through my ‘64 Ampeg Jet J-12 a little. The pickups seem to have a pretty low output compared to some of my others, but the tone is real nice. Had to take off before I could really get used to it, but will spend some time with it Tomorrow. First impression is that if I had played this thing before I bought it (Sweetwater) I probably wouldn’t have spent the $1850 on it. Hopefully, I’ll fall in love with it after a little more fore play.
     
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    027D01E0-7471-4F79-9833-94A3B02C887C.jpeg It’s already earned a place in the top row.
     
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