- Apr 1, 2014
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Watch out for shirt cuff buttons....put little dings in mine.
Agreed. They’re incredibly soft these days. My 2003 R7 has a finish that’s like battle armor. It takes a hard whack to cause a dent. In fact even after all these years I don’t have a single dent on the top, just a couple of tiny spots where the finish cracked when something hit it (the finish cracks before anything dents). They used a lot more plasticizer back then, which protects the shit out of it, but never checks. But my 2020 60th R0? I put a ding on it the FIRST DAY I had it when the plug of my cable tapped it by accident when I wasn’t plugging it in. Talk about heartbreak. If you breathe on this thing too heavy it will dent. But, what’s done is done. It’s going to hapoen. I used to care about keeping my guitars pristine; now I appreciate aged and used guitars more. The good ones get played, so if an older guitar is mint I’m immediately suspicious. The banged up ones are usually better. So, consider it a mark of distinction.
The first one is always painful. If I buy a used guitar and it has a ding in it that I wasn’t expecting, I don’t send it back or complain. I figure they’ve just esEs the burden of me suffering that first dang. Anyway if you use it it’ll get many more and then it’ll be truly broken in.I was adjusting the pick up height and my screw slipped and got a ding beside the my neck pick ups.
Sad. I normally don’t mind as my les Paul custom has many dings. Why does this hurt so much?
It’s called nitro lacquer... if you want a helmet, get a nice thin poly finishYes exactly - all my USA Fenders can almost be dropped from 10 feet without a mark - yet the new super soft Gibson finish will mark with almost no effort. My 1992 Gibson Les Paul stayed minty fresh for decades - not going to be the case with the 2020 Gibson
any others (myself included) who suffer angst over stuff like this... there is a Buddhist parable that helps me put these things in perspective.
"The glass is already broken."
i bought this guitar used and has other dings. It does make guitar have character, guitar now constantly tells me "you fucking idiot". LOLZThe first one is always painful. If I buy a used guitar and it has a ding in it that I wasn’t expecting, I don’t send it back or complain. I figure they’ve just esEs the burden of me suffering that first dang. Anyway if you use it it’ll get many more and then it’ll be truly broken in.