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Luthier butchered my guitar!

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ferpie, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Ferpie

    Ferpie Strat-O-Master

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    So I was in the other room, changing some diapers, when she came up to me saying ‘’ I fixed your guitar but now it’s broken’’... I was quite surprised as I didn’t even know my guitar needed a fix... So much for my guitar knowledge I thought, tho the BROKEN part kind of scared me.

    Entering the living room, I see my guitar in 1 piece which is quite reassuring. Following my lead is my luthier, looking like she’s about to confess.

    ‘’I lined up the metal screws but the string broke’’

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    What can you say to her other than ‘’thank you very much! good job!’’ When she looks like this

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  2. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Strat-Talker

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    She's already figured you out, Ferpie, as all four of mine did many, many years ago. Good luck going forward. ;)
     
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    Precious!!! My boys like to see the tuning pegs lined up too. Lol

     
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    That is laugh out loud funny! Ah, bless!

    I was about three years old when I thought I'd 'help' my dad to decorate. By the time I was discovered, quite a lot of the tin of red gloss was on the wall... To this day, I have no idea how I got the lid off the tin.
     
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    She looks like trouble! It's great that she's helping you out so much. :D
     
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    AWWWWW! That's all I got, she's adorable man.
     
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    Yeah @Ferpie, you are TOAST :). She's gonna have you totally wrapped around her finger. What a cute story!
     
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    South, you are only going South from now on, man your in trouble;)
     
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    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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    kids are awesome :thumb:
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Time to teach clockwise and counter clockwise.:D
     
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    Cool story bro'! You will be retelling this one for years as she grows up... :)
     
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    Hope she's around to fix stuff for you...
    When you're in the home...
     
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    I'm glad that's the terminology you chose. It drives me nuts when people say: "righty tighty, lefty losey", because it entirely depends which side you're looking from! I'm guessing our girl did a little more than line up the buttons, because you should be able to get an .009 or .010 past high E to G# and beyond before it even thinks about snapping.

    Joking apart, a string when it snaps can be quite dangerous. I've had the stub of an E string embed itself into the back of my hand as it whipped round. A friend used to take classical guitar lessons from a guy with a big scar across his right hand caused by a string snapping. Maybe guitars are best kept in cases when little ones are around?
     
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    Bodean Just A Simple Man Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I was under a sink yesterday plumbing in a new faucet. I asked one of the guys I was working with, "which way is lefty loosey if you are on your back"?:D
    Of course the dim witted help says "I dont know".:rolleyes:
     
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    The unicorn did it. Trust me.
     
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    The unicorn did it. Trust me.
     
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    hate to bring this up...
    Lock nut on the lo E looks loose
     
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    Ferpie Strat-O-Master

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    I agree, I’ll look this up when I get home
     
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    I know an experienced heating engineer who thinks a lot about the science behind what he does. He totally floored a newly-qualified engineer with two questions: 1) "What is a flame?", and 2) "What is a spark?"

    You can teach people processes and procedures, but it's much harder to teach them to think.
     
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    I hope you told her it was obvious the string must have been defective, but from here on out maybe you would handle the more complicated aspects of being a luthier. Kids are priceless. Great story!!
     
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