The First Cut is the Deepest...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by TokyoPortrait, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    Dinged my Tele just before. Sat back on a stool quite quickly and the bottom inner edge swung back and collided with the wood on the stool. Tiny, but a definite chip.

    Oh well...



    Pax/
    Dean
     
  2. Fluddman

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    Bummer. But good to get that first ding out of the way. Cheers
     
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    Great version of First Cut too!
     
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  4. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Stuff happens. Chips, dings etc. I once had a AV52 Tele, first week my dog knocked it off the stand and chipped the back. Two weeks later my other pooch, did the same thing, new chip and ding near the top strap button. What do you do, you live with it I suppose. The jag I have has already got two chips in it, don't remember even putting them there, no dogs now, who knows? Shrug carry on....
     
  5. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I tend to obsess over a new guitar, until I get the first scratch / mark / ding. Then I relax; I still take care of it, I never abuse it, but that first mark is actually a relief.
     
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    I don't really stress them with new guitars, but I don't abuse them or treat them in a harmless manner. I find the more careful and cautious I am, the more accidents seem invited. So, I just play 'em and live with whatever happens. Now, if the body cracked or the neck broke, then I'd be upset.
     
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    E6A8599D-10E8-49BA-ABD5-1CEFEF8EF898.jpeg I have a mid 90’s Black Beauty, 1957 reissue that has incredibly special meaning to me. It was given to me brand new - and treated with kid gloves.

    Came home from work one day to discover that my then-toddler had used her tiny fingers to cram Cheerios into the spaces around the pickup rings...

    A matter of days later, despite every attempt to keep the precious guitar and the much-more-precious child in separate corners, she scraped it down to the bare wood with a drive-by tricycling.

    From that day forward, that guitar lives in its case if it’s not being played (it’s been my number one since 1996)

    Both have survived - and both are still immensely precious to me
     
  8. CaineIsCarter

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    I posted a similar thread recently. Be prepared for some (a few) people to basically accuse you of being subhuman for having the temerity to be upset about damaging your new guitar. I, on the other hand, have every sympathy.

    I have developed some perspective on it though. I’m no longer upset, and I wish the same for you.
     
  9. Volktar

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    As much as I try to keep my gee-tars in pristine condition, I have yet to own a guitar that wasn't scratched or dinged in some fashion. It just happens.

    Well, I take that back. My last purchase hasn't earned its character yet. New Guild acoustic. It's day is coming...
     
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    I understand that. I've been really pissed about dings, knocks etc, but what to do. I tried to paint over a chip once, and it looked atrocious, so quickly tried to remove it and made it much worse. I wouldn't be down on anyone for trying though, especially like yourself, when you've had it such a short time.
     
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  11. jamesepowell

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    From time to time I meet a person whose guitars are in like new, almost never played, condition. I don't know how they do it. It's the same with cars. If you drive it, it's going to get dings & dents.
     
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    I bought my wife a new Honda Odyssey minivan 20 years ago and she wrecked the front on day two.

    Feels good to finally get that off my chest.
     
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    20 years is a long time to hold on to something like that lol.
     
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    The elusive secret to achieving natural relicing of poly guitars is toddlers.
     
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    I still do a lot of physical labor... the next morning, after my shower, I do an assessment of the damage... it is ridiculous how dinged up I get...
     
  16. jonzer

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    And tricycles.
     
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    Now it's yours.

    Now you own it.
     
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    She did a brilliant Angel of the Morning too.

     
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  19. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    Yeah, P.P. Arnold is just flippin' great. Some of her songs had the Small Faces as backing band I believe. Obviously (If You Think You're) Groovy, but others too I read once somewhere.



    Pax/
    Dean
     
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  20. Guitardvark

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    IT happens.. my 68 tele has a dent in the bottom looks like it got hit hard bec its flattened out n smuched the ring around the input jack,. bet that hurt back in 1969
     
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