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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    Ha! I'm not sure I've ever seen a "perfect" guitar much less one that was "perfect" and "good." I think dems some mighty lofty standards to be holding for a guitar. I mean, a little finish bleeding onto the binding, minor tooling marks from an inlay or a fret, a single nut slot being a bit...
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    What a beaut! Killer specs, too. I'm not usually a Blonde man, but damn, I really love the look of that thing. Gorgeous guitar, brother. And yeah, thanks, my son has been pretty good with the names. He dubbed my old, beat up, longest standing, first proper guitar I ever had, "Pete." He got...
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    Thanks for your input; I do appreciate it. Though, I would like to say that I never had to "get used to" anything. I fell in love with this guitar the second I strummed its first open chord. The only reason I was soliciting the opinions of our fellow members was to ensure -- as much as...
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    Thanks for that, I am too! Haven't given it a second thought in weeks, and you're not kidding about the 'fingerprints.' Hell, this baby -- "Ginger," as my young son likes to call her -- has about four or five uniquely identifying characteristics. Good luck to any would-be thieves! Have you...
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    NGD - 2020 Gibson ES-335 Figured

    Thanks a lot! It's a dream come true, honestly. And the issue is shown/discussed here. Doesn't seem to be a crack, though. I think some of the other members are right in that it's sort of a scratch from scraping the binding away.
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    Good point, and there really isn't any sign of trauma anywhere. I think some of the other members hit it on the head with it coming while they were scraping the binding. In any event, I couldn't be happier about it. Doesn't bother me any, isn't in a highly visible area, and it scored me a nice...
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    Cool, thanks. It really doesn't seem to be an issue. At least not to this point.
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    NGD - 2020 Gibson ES-335 Figured

    Thanks for all the love, everyone! I’m thrilled with it, damage and all, and your kind words have reinforced those feelings even further.
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    Thanks for the insight! From your experience, has the damage worsened at all over time?
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    NGD - 2020 Gibson ES-335 Figured

    Thanks! And take your time, my friend. I'm sorry to have elicited the envy in the first place. I would probably never have gotten this without your help/advice, though. So, first, thank you for that! Second, I apologize for spilling some salt in that nasty wound. :p
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    NGD - 2020 Gibson ES-335 Figured

    Thanks! Definitely a looker; I'm just glad that's not all it is.
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    There! Thanks for all the insight folks! I made a true NGD post with pics if you'd like to scroll through 11 pages of text to see some pics!
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    NGD - 2020 Gibson ES-335 Figured

    Alright y'all, the least I can do to repay the insight you'd provided for the "lacquer crack" on this beauty is give you a proper NGD post. Ha! Never thought I'd do it, did ya @endial? My `endearing` brand of lazy/busy/selfish gives way to nobler causes on occasion. But, my charming character...
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    A crack in the lacquer would be just fine by me. Like I said, so long as it's a simple cosmetic flaw, it doesn't even exist as far as I'm concerned. Though, I noticed it almost immediately the day I got it, so I know it wasn't something I did. Either while being built or on it's way to me are...
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    New ES-335 Help - Crack in Wood?

    Thanks, fellas! @mdubya, I'm fully with you -- I couldn't care less about the cosmetic qualities, and I have no desire to have it removed if that's all it is. I did add a couple more pics of the issue from last night with a flash that I think provide a bit more accurate of a picture (pardon...

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