Tiny blemish driving me nuts!

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  1. Roger66

    Roger66 Senior Stratmaster Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Oh, right. I didn't see the knot. I thought you were talking about those extremely light blotches by the 'R' Sheesh, I hope you don't have white floors!
     
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    Roger66 Senior Stratmaster Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Maybe if you wish really hard, it will go away. You cannot get rid of it. AHH-HAA!
     
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  3. pookie613

    pookie613 Strat-O-Master

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    Not this one:

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    If it didn't have those nasty light-reflection blemishes, it might be worth something.

    (Pic from reverb.com)
     
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    aviamsi Senior Stratmaster

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    Silly indeed.... Just enjoy the guitar
     
  5. nadzab

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    Why people get off on this stuff is beyond me.
     
  6. runningonempty

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    my LP has this light spot on the top. i hate it when the color isn’t consistent and it drives me crazy so today i’m gonna drill it out bondo it up and finish it off with rustoleum.
     

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    Ha! A week or three into owning my Goldtop Indio, I burned the back with a soldering iron while soldering in a new 3-way switch. Pretty friggin good, too. I beat myself up over it about 2 mins, tried to use furniture dye pens to hide it, and then carried on and haven't thought about it since.

    Boy I was pissed at myself for those first two minutes, though. Lol!
     
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    Oh! Oh! Oh! You mean like wearing swimming trunks and nothing else?

    Or just mesh briefs? Lol.

    I had to wear my swimming trunks the other day to mow the grass because I somehow got a huge hole in my other 'yardwork' shorts. They don't really work with boxer briefs under them lol
     
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    lammie200 Senior Stratmaster

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    Dunno. Even though I got 'em my wife is the one obsessed with them.
     
  10. tamer_of_banthas

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    wife train blues a comin oh lawd

     
  11. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    Just skip the briefs. :sneaky:
     
  12. lammie200

    lammie200 Senior Stratmaster

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    The spot is in the wood. It is much deeper than the finish. That is the way wood grows. You could dig for it but it might be even larger the deeper you dig.
     
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    That's why you drill all the way through. No more spot.
     
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    lammie200 Senior Stratmaster

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    Drill from the backside with a stepped drill bit to be sure to get it all.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    What?!? But Wait... What?!?
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Well, I was kind of on your side... right up until this post.
     
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    I believe that is exactly what happened to my Tele headstock from my earlier post.
     
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    I think this issue is the best support for those of us who like the relics. We'll pay a few thou extra for much worse than that little ol' mark. Join us on the dark side, and be happy!
     
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    Imagine you ask that question at a party to one or two people. They’d probably answer “yea that’s in the wood, man, best not to f**k with it.” Done, all good.

    Now imagine you broadcast that question to everyone at the party and you could hear what they were thinking or saying amongst each other behind your back. That’s Internet forums, including, sadly, this one. It is what it is. People will post things on a forum that they wouldn’t say to your face.

    I did an experiment once on a forum - I posted 1+1=2. That’s it nothing else. I wanted to see how long it took to degenerate into the usual Internet bull****. Not long. Actually got political.

    My advice - just browse, don’t ask anything if you can’t ignore the idiotic responses and pious judgements you inevitably will get.
     
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    Lightly relic it by sawing 1/2” off the headstock. It’ll add mojo and greatly increase the value of a guitar which, at the moment, is obviously badly disfigured.
     
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