Does putting dings in your guitar bother you, even if it's not the first ding?

jlb32

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Jamming with some friends tonight and my Gibson VOS Skinnerburst got another ding added to it's collection. Even though it already has a few it still bothers me at this time.

Guess I'll get over it. I'm not going to quit playing it out. I don't keep case queens.

This one wacked the back of the headstock and put 2 small dings by the serial number. Already have one on the top and one by the input jack. :mad:
 

rollyfoster

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Depends on the guitar and why it happened. Can get over it anywhere between 10 seconds and 10 years.
 

ripgtr

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Yea, I feel bad when I bang one of my guitars. I did it with my old strat a few weeks bad, it was sort of like, 'crap, sorry'. This is a way old guitar, I have put a lot of dings on it since I got it (used and beat up) 40 years ago, but I don't intentionally wack it up more.
Though it has more dings than finish these days, lol, I still don't want to ding it up more.
 

jlb32

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Yeah, I'll get over it I guess and I'm sure more will come since I play it alot and have no plans of that changing.

Still irritating right now but like I said, I don't keep case queens. If I don't play them then I sell them.
 

jlb32

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Reasons to buy used or reliced.

Dings bother me even on my used guitars but they just happen. Still bugs me everytime though.

This time I was actually taking the guitar off from playing, over my shoulder over course, and the headstock hit the corner of a metal rack that holds some of his gear. At least it didn't break anything. Felt like it hit pretty hard but just put 2 small dings in the back of the headstock.
 

jlb32

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No chunk. Just 2 impressions in the wood.

I'm letting it bother me way to much at the moment.

It is my most expensive guitar so maybe that makes it bother me even more. I know I need to realize it's not the first and won't be the last. Just pisses me off right now.

I've owned the guitar for around 2 1/2 years now and played it a ton. I guess 3 small dings isn't to bad for that amount of time playing out.
 

slider

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A large percentage of the threads on here are about how much people like, and pay big money for, reliced guitars. So what's the big deal?
The poly on my G&L is so thick, I have yet to put a real ding in it, 22 years on.
 
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The first ding bothers me a lot. Eventually I get over it and don't care too much. Anything more than a ding is another matter. Dropped an overdrive pedal on a Jazzmaster once and took a chunk out of the finish and dented the wood pretty bad. This was on the belly contour. That really pissed me off.
 

jlb32

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A large percentage of the threads on here are about how much people like, and pay big money for, reliced guitars. So what's the big deal?
The poly on my G&L is so thick, I have yet to put a real ding in it, 22 years on.

This is a thin nitro guitar, not thick poly. Any bang at all will show. Has nothing to do with how much people like or pay for reliced guitars.
 

marktweedy

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The first one on a new or as new condition guitar is tragic. They become less so as they accumulate. On a used and already dinged guitar, they are no big deal.
 

Chandyland

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As long as it doesn't compromise the playability or structural integrity of the guitar, then it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
 




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