Just crushed, and embarrassed to make this thread

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Guitarantula, May 20, 2021.

  1. Guitarantula

    Guitarantula Strat-Talker

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    Just loving these replies. Yeah, the body is REAL gigged relic for sure, decent chunk out of the finish on the bottom lower edge, dings and nicks from years of gigging. So now the neck is just catching up.

    I hope it is still playable. Really, that little edge is just so close to where the e string sits, so it kills me that I won't know for a few days but it's good to see a couple guys saying some super glue and sanding flush might make it playable again even if it isn't now.

    You guys are right, I don't give a damn what it looks like, the whole thing is, IS IT PLAYABLE and if not, can I make it playable again with some glue and fine sanding. That's all that really matters. I'll update this post in a few days when I know something, and maybe asking for some detailed glue and sanding instructions if it has to have it.
     
  2. davidd47

    davidd47 Strat-Talker

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    Just had to relocate these guys out of my garden. Fine specimens that they are. Wolf spiders are already big this year.
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  3. Bladesg

    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    That is unfortunate but don't be embarrassed. Theres a reason we call them accidents and we don't call them deliberate(s).
     
  4. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    At least it's on a neck you didn't like anyway! That's a positive!
     
  5. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Its the universe telling you that this fretboard needs to be scalloped.....
     
  6. pookie613

    pookie613 Strat-O-Master

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    LOL... :)
     
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    bbarott Most Honored Senior Member

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    ^^^ This.
     
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    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Hooe you’ve for yourself some real friends by now.
     
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  10. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Many years ago my best mate bought himself one of the first budget Fender acoustics. His pride and joy after a financially tight period with no guitar at all. His young son was teething. He had removed the strings to replace them and left the room for twenty seconds. He came back to find his son with his gums wrapped around the neck around the third fret. A quick check revealed two new teeth breaking through. A special moment! Popped him in his playpen, restrung the guitar. It was then that he discovered two small indentations around..........you guessed it, the third fret!

    Others have a kid’s memory book with jotted down dates and events. He has a permanent, very special, reminder every time he plays his guitar.
     
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  11. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Hi,

    don't hit yourself too hard. It's a good piece of kit but no fancy vintage value monster, and a neck you wanted to be rid of in any case. I see those necks going for somewhere between 100-120€ (asking price, pristine) on Reverb – that's the max financial loss you've sustained. If it still plays fine, you may still get some money for it and reduce the loss.

    It's a bummer, but luckily only money is involved and not too much of it either. I've seen reports of far worse damage done with a soldering iron left unattended!
     
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  12. MartinC

    MartinC Strat-Talker

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    +1 and worse. Went through the other way drilling a hole for new tuner locating screw!
     
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    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    It just looks like where Merle Haggard let his Camel touch it as he was showing ya a few licks... Who's gonna argue?
     
  14. beerbelly

    beerbelly Strat-Talker

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    And thanks to the genius of Leo Fender, you can easily replace the neck if you like.
     
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    Hate to admit I did it three times before I realized I was going all the way through. The wood putty hardly shows on the maple, lol.
     
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    Straticus Strat-Talk Member

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    I was at this gig and the lead guitar player, a dude known as guitarantula, was shredding so hard and fast that the neck burst into flame. True story.
     
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    Martinjbull21 Strat-Talk Member

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    You should see my 81 Les Paul Custom... looks like someone has dug the garden with it! Marks like that help me navigate around the fretboard in poor llighting. It's now a unique guitar with a story. Don't stress. Guitars get scarred just like us.
     
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    Alexb1090 Strat-Talker

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    A perfectly unblemished guitar is clearly unloved
    I can’t see that the string would ever touch it
     
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    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    You were shredding and it started to catch fire!

    At least that's what I would tell everyone.
     
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