Dog scratched acoustic gtr top. Options? UPDATE! RUBBED NUTS!

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  1. el capitan

    el capitan Member

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    Spruce top. No gloss finish.
    Can anything be done, that won’t disrupt the grain?

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  2. zeffbeff

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    Take the dog out back and---

    Oh, you mean the guitar? Maybe just polish it with some guitar wax and see what happens over time.
     
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    Some day, your dog will be gone, and you’ll be happy to have those reminders.
     
  4. ShredSquatch

    ShredSquatch Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    Sucks man... I think a really good tech could fix that.

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    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    Dog-claw spruce is a classic.
     
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  6. snakestretcher

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    Happened to my Martin J-40. I was playing and Jess decided that I wasn't paying her enough attention. Paw came up and left three scratches in almost the same place as the OP. I just left it as it was and more dings eventually followed; notably from a G7th capo which bounced across the top after slipping out of a shirt pocket as I was putting it in its case. It's just a guitar.
     
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  7. SouthpawGuy

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    Teach the dog a few basic chords, seems they have the strumming going on already :)
     
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    Exactly. Every dent and scratch is a story.
    My custom shop strat has a brutal Hot Wheel scar given to it by one of my sons. I look at it and smile.
     
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  9. T Dizz

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    try rubbing a walnut on it.
     
  10. el capitan

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    At least he did it in a funny way. My dogs were playing ‘cant catch me’, which usually involves a segment of whipping around an ottoman at top speed. Well, this guy (25 lb) missed the turn and shot like a rocket straight into this guitar I had sitting up on the couch. I was right there. It was mental. He bounced off it as it ‘boinged’ open tuning, surprised that it seemed to ‘react’ - move and make sound - to his touching it.
     
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    He's a natural.
     
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    I have a Seagull 12string with a matte finish cedar top with a two inch curved scratch on it but it was done at a gig. It's been like that for 20 years because it just looked to me like there's no fixing it. Wood filler and a refin would still show it. But it's only a Seagull. If it happened to my Taylor I'd be pretty bummed about it.
     
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    hank57 Silver Supporting Member

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    My ancient baritone Uke has had the headstock broken twice and lacquer is checked. I thought it would be cute to a let a teething baby hold it. Now it has teething marks.
     
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    That's beautiful dogclaw...
     
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    Sell it in the emporium as "mint condition".
     
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    Play the crap out of it until the rest of the top matches?
     
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    How do you like that Seagull? I was actually considering getting one.
     
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    I have scars on my acoustic from family/children. They remind me of the times I made them laugh while with them.
     
  19. el capitan

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    Googled it. This is actually a thing! Thx - i may try it.
     
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    We've done it on furniture with success
     

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