Would You Get This Touched Up? 1960 TV Yellow Special

scottyk

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Wondering what you guys think about this...

What we have here is my 1960 Gibson TV Yellow Special.
There is a typical (minor) heel crack that sometimes irks me a bit.
It was checked out by BCR Greg and was given a clean bill of health.
The repair was done long, long ago and is zero issue, strictly a cosmetic thing.

If I do send it out, I'm not really sure of who and where's the best place to send it???
Maybe somebody can make a recommendation....

Anyhow... Would you attempt the cover-up process?

Thanks ahead of time for any comments,
ScottyK

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I have been watching a gentleman on YouTube who does amazing repairs. He might be a good person to at least contact to get his thoughts; but, personally, I would leave it as it is and I would not hesitate to buy a guitar like this with the assurance that it is only cosmetic and not a structural issue that impacts the playing of the instrument.
 

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If that's bothering you. You need to sell, it buy a new one and leave it in the case.
Anybody else on this forum would gladly buy a new one for you and swap.
People spend good money beating the shit out of new guitars to make them look old.
The rest of the guitar looks pretty pristine. leave it alone.
 

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Cosmetic Things bug me, but sometimes left well alone is the solution.
 

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Unless it's already been refinished I wouldn't mess with it. It's original and a part of its history.

Not only that, but this is such a common repair, it might make someone question what else has been done to it should you ever decide to sell.
 

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Wouldn’t touch it
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Wouldn't touch it.
Vintage value is degraded by refinishes. A properly done repair hurts the value less than a refinish... raises the question "What was covered up here?"
In this case, you can see exactly what is there.

Something more modern? I'd go ahead and touch it up, but anything older than 1975 I'd do as little as possible.
 

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Don't touch it! Don't even look at it!

Seriously, I wouldn't touch it.
 

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General concensus is to leave the dang thing alone.
I was kinda' on the fence, but I ain't no more.
It shall remain as is.

Thanks for all the comments brothers.

Maybe I should do a separate post with lots of pics of her. ??
 

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yes lots of pics be real cool. Very very nice guitar to own. They are daft money over the pond like. Would love one, but not at prices over here.
 

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My father in law always said: "when in doubt, do nothing."

1. Don't touch it.
2. More pics please.
 


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