Would You Get This Touched Up? 1960 TV Yellow Special

crashbelt

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My repaired 59 Special looks worse. I've not touched it since I got it in 1989 - no regrets.

Leave yours too:)
 

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Glad you decided to leave it as is.
We all got our scars and stories ...
Guitars too.
35 years of stories with this one
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I wouldn't change a thing
 

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Why bother mailing it and taking the risk of such a process causing even more problems. I know I also like my guitars to be in as tip top shape as possible; However In this particular case I can't justify sending it out, and paying for such a touch up, it's not that bad as is.
 

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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 wouldn't worry about it, but if it bugs you, send it to Greg at BCR. He's awesome on old junior repairs and touch-ups..
 

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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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Short answer NO.
long answer HELL NO DON'T!
Just love it and play it.
 

scottyk

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I wouldn't worry about it, but if it bugs you, send it to Greg at BCR. He's awesome on old junior repairs and touch-ups..

I am fortunate enough to live close by to Greg.
It was already there to get it's clean bill of health.
He suggested not to do anything too.
 

scottsgh

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I would route it for humbuckers, rattle can it black, get a pink custom pickguard and red knobs, and put kids stickers all over it.
Cheers
You, my friend, are a genius! I'd do the same thing!
 

The Golden Boy

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Did you just get this?

My 59 Special is a basket case- As much as the wood and finish are a mess, it’s not going to get measurably “better” and could most likely make it worse.
 

Donnie55

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Leave it. Its just part of the guitars story now.. Just another accident , more character and vibe..
 

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That faw is very very minor . Those double cutaway jrs are super fragile , about every one of them I ve seen has some sort of neck repair going on . I d be shocked if somebody told me theirs was mint . Best , to sell AS IS and not attemp to hide stuff like that , it could just come back to bite you in the end.
 

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joking ofcourse


I am fortunate enough to live close by to Greg.
It was already there to get it's clean bill of health.
He suggested not to do anything too.
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Well now. You’re not going to get a more qualified opinion than his.
 

58 special

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Don't think he was questioning the assessment. Just asking a general consensus on a minor flaw that bothered him.
I think he has changed his outlook, after the general opinion was to leave it alone.
 

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