Just crushed, and embarrassed to make this thread

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

  1. mcmike27

    mcmike27 New Member!

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    It's a 'one off' now enjoy it and play... I put two 'idiot' marks on the back of my all but flawless Amer Std Strat when I was changing out the trem springs and I went OMG what have it done then I flipped it back over and went ...hmm cant see them now...LOL... I chalked it up to the well you've seen it here S*#$ Happens .... I still love my Strat blemishes and all. :)
     
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  2. DBDM

    DBDM Strat-Talk Member

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    Someday when you are famous, Fender will reissue an Artist guitar relic'ed with that mark.
     
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    metrokosmiko Strat-Talker

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    No, that won't hurt playability at all, but:

    Don't force yourself to like a neck that you don't like. To hell with resale value.

    Put the neck you want on this thing and make it a great player and forget everything that happened before.

    As Don Draper would say: "It will shock you how much this never happened."
     
  4. franblanc

    franblanc Strat-Talk Member

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    Sand it away. If there is a depression you can fill it with cyanoacrylate super glue and it will feel normal. The important thing is the feel not the look. If it is rough on your fingers it will impede your playing. Use wet and dry sandpaper and go slowly.
     
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  5. Stevn

    Stevn Senior Stratmaster

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    Sure I say leave it too, but he was “crushed and embarrassed” so I offered a solution. :thumb:
     
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    crashbelt Strat-O-Master

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    There's no getting away from that oh sh*****t feeling when stuff like that happens. But it passes and whether you attempt a fix or leave it as part of its history the feeling recedes.

    There are of course degrees of stupidity. I knew a guy who, totally beered up after a gig, spun a beer bottle high in the air and missed catching it on the way down. Unfortunately his minty 1955 Les Paul Junior took the full force leaving a large dent in the front. Hell I just remembered who that guy was:confused:.................... He's nearly over it 5 years later:D
     
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  7. Stevn

    Stevn Senior Stratmaster

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    Yep, I have one too from 1980.
     
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    publius Strat-Talk Member

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    A war wound.
     
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    Build the damage up with plastic wood, sand appropriately, stain it and give it a shot.
     
  10. Nickythecableguy

    Nickythecableguy Strat-Talk Member

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    At least it was a squier! If I'd done this to my am standard strat I would have committed suicide
     
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    If it gets stolen there will be no mistaking it, and besides real mojo trumps fake vintaged look any day
     
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    The Tortoise Strat-Talk Member

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    It was just an accident. Some people and companies do stuff like this on purpose and charge a lot for it!
    This is exactly why I don't understand the matte, sandpaper-ish finish that a lot of guitars have on their necks these days. It's supposed to be for faster playing, but to me it makes the necks feel like 120 grit sandpaper. About the only thing those types of finishes are is cheaper. But companies have convinced people it's what they want. Win-win...for them.
     
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    KGpa Strat-Talk Member

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    Oh boy.
     
  14. Slartybartfast

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    This is real "relicing". This actually how it's supposed to happen - by accident and the passage of time. Good for you for not doing it on purpose or buying a dopey relic guitar.
     
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    Thunderstruck?
     
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    In looking at your attachment again, I don't think you're going to have a problem with your E string. Whether bending or doing vibrato - there seems to be enough room for both actions to occur.
     
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    That's totally something SRV would do.But yeah tell people you paid extra for it, or if you have OCD like me I'd get a new neck when you have the $ to spare I don't think it will affect playability at all either way. I've burned some unintended things before with a soldering iron when it rolled off it's crappy stand sucks but it definitely happens.
     
  18. Scott Baxendale

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    Welcome to the world of faux relic’ing! The old soldering iron burning the finish trick.....
     
  19. Matopotato

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    3:10 in


    Rosewood paint?
     
  20. Jim H

    Jim H Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Hey Might be an omen . Mabey your guitar is telling you to give it a mild progressive scalloping. I am sure Ritchie would approve ! Or you could just count your blessings and realize it really does not look that bad.
     
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