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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! My poor poor Strat :(

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Deafsoundguy, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    out, out damn spot
    it'll buff out
     
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  2. Trickster019

    Trickster019 Strat-Talker

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    Same thing happened a week ago to my brother's Schecter custom shop Traditional. He always kept it at home in its hardcase. But this time he wanted to take it to our band rehearsal, so chose a light gigbag. At the end of the rehearsals, he grabbed the gigbag thinking it was closed... but it was open. The guitar fell... same damage as yours.
    Now he wants to repair it. I don't agree: like this natural relic. I hate artificial relic but love the guitar with the signs of its story.
     
  3. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster

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    Well, those things had been made to be pllayed.
    Putting it in a glass coffin is called Religion.
    But I am sorry for you and I am sure it can be fixed if you really feel bad about it.
    All the best,
    Robin
     
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  4. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

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    You know what is said about disasters coming in threes... So better watch out for the next two.
     
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  5. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    It definitely sucks but you are also a bit lucky that it got hit in a place where the looks of the guitar are not that affected....i think this is a gorgeous guitar that should be played....if anything that should make you play it more....now that the...virginity of the finish is lost.....not worrying so much about the exra battlescars but just enjoy.
     
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  6. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    So sorry for your loss
     
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  7. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Silver Member

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    The wood just wanted to breathe! :D

    But yeah, that kinda stuff hurts the owner more than it hurts the guitar. But perhaps now you should feel free to take it everywhere!
     
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  8. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Nobody will notice :(
     
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  9. MugHimself

    MugHimself Strat-Talker

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    Yikes! Still a sight to see though love the jack positioning very nice guitar!
     
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  10. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    Stupid question, I know. But exactly how did the Strat break out into fire ??
     
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  11. mjea80

    mjea80 Lost In The Light Silver Member

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    Eeesh... but atleast its on the backside and not the front.
     
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  12. Nick-O

    Nick-O Senior Stratmaster

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    It is a great looking guitar....I like it, wouldn't phase me, its a cool guitar...and it stayed in tune. Best ever.
     
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  13. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    That sucks.
     
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  14. JamieHenry

    JamieHenry Strat-Talker

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    My sympathies for your loss. It would take me more than an hour to recover from that. So, is your Walnut Elite one of the few with an ebony fret board? It looks kind of dark in the picture. My Walnut non Elite Strat has the solid walnut neck, and the most uniform brown body color I’ve seen in the type. 62C64CF7-8C83-44F7-A331-A5ED05BCF438.jpeg
     
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  15. Stratafied

    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Wow ..that sucks I’d be pizzed off too.
     
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  16. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    As we say in the motorcycle biz, at 60mph, nobody will notice.
    It does suck, though.
    In over 35 years of gigging, I've only dropped one guitar...a Lester that hit a concrete floor squarely on the strap button. It bounced straight up and I caught it.
    I think that moment and visions of snapped headstocks is what kept me from ever dropping another...so far.
    I bet one of your guitars never hits the ground again.
    Condolences.
     
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    Agtronic Strat-O-Master

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    I have to say, you have a very good attitude towards the mishap and towards the doggo who was just being a doggo. :) Hopefully the battle scar will bother you less and less over time.
     
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  18. Steven1145

    Steven1145 Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    Learned the hard way long ago when I was doing production sound for film on set that any case/bag/container needs to be checked to be sure that the case is closed AND fastened before being picked up... You'll only drop a microphone once in your life if you learn that way.
     
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  19. JamieHenry

    JamieHenry Strat-Talker

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    Even if I’m sure a case is latched, I keep one finger off the handle and over the lid in case the latches let go. Protection of the instrument is paramount, all other considerations are secondary. And yes Ripley, the crew is expendable!
     
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  20. HJB1432

    HJB1432 Strat-Talker

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    What’s done is done... start thinking in solving the problem ... strip the lacquer of the guitar .... sand it smooth and respray with nitro.... after putting 6 or seven layers... let is cure for a week or two and start wet sanding with 1200 grid, 2000 grid and 3000 grid... Than polish it and all is brand new again... I can tell you,... this is most rewarding...
     
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