Tiny blemish driving me nuts!

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  1. Johnny781

    Johnny781 Strat-Talk Member

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    Haha I know this is silly, I bought this off Reverb and I love this guitar. But this stupid little spot is starting to drive me crazy. I can't tell if this is on the lacquer or on the wood. If it's lacquer is there any way to get rid of it?

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  2. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Senior Stratmaster

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    Drill it out and dowel it. 1 1/2" should do.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    That's a knot in the wood. Perfectly normal and was part of the tree. Just think of it as a beauty mark that makes it unique kind of like a single bird'seye
     
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    It's in the wood and simply a proof that it is indeed wood - a material that natural in origin and thus never perfect. If you want perfect - get a carbon fiber guitar. Otherwise, accept nature!
     
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    I felt the same way about this: That first blemish was the worst.
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    FYI - this is a Ron Kirn I bought in January 2020. It has this bit of sapwood on the fretboard, but that doesn't change the fact that it's the best-playing, best-sounding guitar I've ever had (one-piece ash, 7.0 pounds weight...):

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    It's a beauty mole and is very desirable to many.
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    Not so much to others
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    That buggered phillip screw head would drive me nuts.
     
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    Ok. This one made me chuckle. Now we have to examine that one pic for every single imperfection.
    Those strings have scratches in their finish...
     
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    Thats just the wood. Put it back in its hermetically sealed glass case if its bothering you that much. Or hit it with a belt sander. That ought to do it.
     
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    You guys are a riot , I’m laughing so hard I’m cryin.. wow. Your good at this . Funnnny. I don’t read much so it’s the visuals one after another . Thanks I will chuckle all day
     
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    It's trashed.

    Demand refund and send back if new.......doesn't matter if it's the best playing guitar you ever picked up.
     
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    It’s in the wood, it’s called grain. The guitar is completely ruined and worthless now. I’ve never heard of such a pointless obsession?
     
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    Burn it with fire ;)

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    As Shakespeare said, “Much ado about nothing.” If something that insignificant drives you nuts then what would something that really matters do to you?

    It is wood. It has grain, etc. Maybe you should just buy plastic guitars.
     
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