Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by el capitan, Sep 14, 2018.
Spruce top. No gloss finish.
Can anything be done, that won’t disrupt the grain?
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.
Some day, your dog will be gone, and you’ll be happy to have those reminders.
Sucks man... I think a really good tech could fix that.
Dog-claw spruce is a classic.
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.
Teach the dog a few basic chords, seems they have the strumming going on already
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.
try rubbing a walnut on it.
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.
He's a natural.
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.
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.
That's beautiful dogclaw...
Sell it in the emporium as "mint condition".
Play the crap out of it until the rest of the top matches?
How do you like that Seagull? I was actually considering getting one.
I have scars on my acoustic from family/children. They remind me of the times I made them laugh while with them.
Googled it. This is actually a thing! Thx - i may try it.
We've done it on furniture with success