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ouch... damaged tele!!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by oneeyedog, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. grange45

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    A cougar took a bite out of it. Just kidding...I found it on google images.
     
  2. StuR

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    It's only a scratch!
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  3. supernewt

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    Nobody is looking at the guitar from as close a distance as the picture. Stand back 5 feet and have a look.

    It wouldn't bother me.
     
  4. oneeyedog

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    cheers folks! doesn't feel so bad today.. reckon I'll go with it as is..... there'll be more to come
    john
     
  5. Jazzerstang

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    it looks fantastic.
     
  6. Buffalo0993

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    It's only a flesh wound!
     
  7. Ike286

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    It'll heal... LOL
     
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    "Nothing to see here. Move along." - The Relic Police
     
  9. Belhade

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    Meh, it's in the black part. Just color it in with a black Sharpie.

    Not Quite Relevant: when we first got together, my wife-to-be built me a new computer with a sleek black case. She added a small bottle of touch-up paint to keep it looking nice. I don't remember what I used the paint on, but it wasn't on any of the nicks and scratches on the case!
     
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    I would get it sealed personally I don't like exposed wood. With that said though it's not that bad and if relic is your thing have at it throughout the years of play :)
     
  11. Twang Man

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    set fire to it to scorch it black
     
  12. mishek

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    Think of it this way, that's not damage, that's MOJO!
     
  13. CarbonToe

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    Don't worry about it. She'll survive.

    You could always darken the wood a little by rubbing your unwashed thumb on it making less obvious against the dark burst. Left unsealed its going to get grubby over time anyway.
     
  14. mavr

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    A good way to reduce weight of a too heavy guitar :cool:
     
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    Let the relic process begin!
     
  16. bo

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    It'll look better once the wood darkens. Make up a good story about "Should've seen the other guy".
     
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    I think the photos provided make it look worse than it is. It's the angle and the close-ness of the photo. I've seen (as all of us have) thousand's of dinged-up guitars and in general something that size isn't bad, besides I think the photo makes it look worse.
     
  18. Edwin

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    That is quite a ding. Where is the rest of the wood?
     
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    Sand it down smooth with some fine sand paper,and leave it..
     
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