What Qualifies as 'Worming' on a Guitar?

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  1. Lucidology

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    Kinda vague on what that actually means ...
    Descriptions and maybe some pics would be cool ...

    Thanks ahead of time ... :YinYang
     
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    Don't have pic's but I''d say based on used guitars I've seen hanging in stores or at shows, it would be buckle "rash" that does not break the finish; it does scar it a bit, leaving "movement" marks in the guitar, again without breaking the finish and showing any wood underneath where the marks are. Worming...As if a worm had crawled on the back of the guitar and left it's trail behind. The pic of the Les Paul above is a great example of Worming.
     
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    Ahhh ...so that's the infamous looking but non-harming guitar virus ...
     
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    I was thinking the first pic was what OP would be looking for, which is actually worming.

    I've never heard buckle rash called worming before.
    Why can't they just call it buckle rash as they always have?
     
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    Once bare wood is exposed it's buckle rash, before that point where it's just indents in the finish (but no missing finish) from a belt it's worming.
     
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    Yep. That's how I've always heard the term used in the electric guitar world.
     
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    Learned something new today. I've got lots of worming on the back of my Les Paul Custom as well.
     
  10. Lucidology

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    Yep ... folk here know a lot about most anything guitar related for damn sure!! :)
     
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    I've always considered both as buckle rash....
     
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    I have a CS Strat body with one of these
     
  13. Lucidology

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    What actually does that or is it intentional?
     
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    Funny story....my local Fender dealer got in a new Fender Custom Shop Strat one day and they noticed a few days later that an insect was chewing its way out of the body leaving about a 1/8" hole in the wood.
     
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    Seriously? That's bizarre.
    I wonder how it ever survived the kiln.
     
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    Technically, I think that's "weevilling."
     
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    Exactly. Story does not compute.
     
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    That's what happened with mine. I'm pretty sure they are just eggs at the point, they hatch out later. Mine is also FCS body, got it for a steal on eBay with just the one hole in it on the side of the treble horn. So it does happen! The hole looks so clean it could have been a drill, but you can see it turns around corners!
     
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    Wow ... that's certainly a trip ...never heard of such ...:)
     

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