discolouration on fretboard binding from stupidity

caddylespaul

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Hey guys


Ive recently bought a les paul classic that i throughly love playing, but recently ive noticed its formed a slight discolouration on the binding of the neck between the 3rd and 4th frets. After a bit of investigation ive come to realise the discolouration has come from sitting it in a cheapish guitar stand i bought off ebay :/

Is this even repairable or is it just a battle scar (and a pretty pathetic one at that hahaha)
 

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Not that big a deal.... Wouldn't bother me... Ignore it and put some kind of material over rubber on stand if possible...

Post info/pic of stand... May save somebody else from same....
 

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Latex/rubber allergies. Try K&M A frame cork stand. Hercules is another popular stand that is “safe” for lacquer finishes.
 

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It happened, I would just live with it, personally.

I don't care if makers claim theirs is intro safe, I wrapped all of the contact points of my guitar stands with white cotton shirt strips.
 

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Lucky it didn't melt the laquer finish like on mine ( 2 spots on the head/neck junction and 2 on the body)
 

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It happened, I would just live with it, personally.

I don't care if makers claim theirs is intro safe, I wrapped all of the contact points of my guitar stands with white cotton shirt strips.
Agreed, i have a Sig T that can atest to the fact that Hercules stands can still mark up your guitar.
Mine is very similar to the OP's, had it sitting in a Hercules rack and didn't touch it for a while, looks almost like a cigarette burn.
 

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The binding by the cutaway on my '19 50s Standard got discolored by my pants when playing sitting down. I don't mind it at all. Its just part of owning a nitro finished guitar.
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Thats nothing, Don’t obsess over it. You caught it early and its not bad at all just annoying. Play the ever living crap out of the guitar and it will eventually wear away the lacquer in the area …problem solved
 
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You could try and polish it out with some virtuoso.
 

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Latex/rubber allergies. Try K&M A frame cork stand. Hercules is another popular stand that is “safe” for lacquer finishes.
The K&M cork stand is my favorite for nitro finish. I love that stand.
 

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