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BrotherDamascus 02-12-2013 10:36 PM

HELP! Just chipped my brand new guitar's headstock
I literally JUST got this guitar on saturday 2/9. Tonight at practice I dropped it and it hit the edge of my suitcase pedalboard (I'm buying strap locks tomorrow). I've attached a picture of the chip. I'm planning to call a local luthier to see if he'll take a look at it. Should I try to get it fixed or just live with it?

dkunick 02-12-2013 10:44 PM

Leave it...battle scars add character

zenbone 02-12-2013 10:46 PM

just consider it the first of a long life filled with dents and dings and awesome music. I know the first ding sucks, still a kick ass guitar

Offworld92 02-12-2013 10:52 PM

If not today, then some other time.

Damage is inevitable, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. Worrying about it just puts extra stress on you for no good reason. Accept it, it's not a big deal.

4FunandProphet 02-12-2013 11:32 PM

It's a gigging axe, not a case queen. If you keep the guitar, that will be the first in a book of stories that each little ding, chip, dent, and scratch carries with it. I'd call it Ishmael.

W4RP1G 02-13-2013 01:03 AM

You've had it less than a week and you've already dropped it. I'm sure you will drop it again and again, given that fact. And It doesn't sound like a bedroom guitar, so it was inevitable anyway.

Emster 23 02-13-2013 01:18 AM

Be a great reminder to take care of first things first (strap locks, in this case). You are on the road to relicville, and don't have to pay extra to beat the crap out of it. DIY

aaroncaper 02-13-2013 02:29 AM

i honestly bought a guitar for a case queen so when my other guitars get battle scars it kinda helps me, but then again its expensive as ****. idk

Alucard817 02-13-2013 02:43 AM

I'm with TS on this one. I hate dinging and denting my gear. I like to keep it as nice as possible for as long as possible.
I baby my guitars and basses. I only play them where theres carpet and I'm extremely cautious about what's around me like walls or doors.

Darkflame 02-13-2013 02:48 AM

you should see my guitars' headstocks...
Hint: I use my guitars as drumsticks on my drummer's cymbals.

Leave it on, it's details like this that make it yours

griffin888 02-13-2013 03:11 AM

Originally Posted by Darkflame
Hint: I use my guitars as drumsticks on my drummer's cymbals.

I'm not one to baby my guitars, they all have dings. This kind of made me cringe though. lol

Axe Murderer 02-13-2013 04:30 PM

Get the locks. Leave the dent.

Play on!

desperatechris 02-13-2013 04:31 PM

Its a Gibson dont worry about it.

Huge Guy 02-13-2013 05:07 PM

Just leave it. If you are gigging with the guitar dings like that are bound to happen sooner or later.

SVBall 02-13-2013 06:18 PM

Crashed my current motorcycle the day I purchased it, putting a small dent in the gas tank. 3 years later, it's just a reminder **** happens. And it actually makes me smile.

Leave it, I say. :)

Mephaphil 02-13-2013 06:57 PM

I dropped my bike on to my garage door and got a hefty dent in the tank, I got an awesome repair for 100. It's a bit different to a guitar though. An obvious dent on a vehicle can knock hundreds off it, on a guitar it can add hundreds! :haha:

TS - throw the guitar away, it's useless now.

Tom 1.0 02-13-2013 07:15 PM

Could be worse.

Mephaphil 02-13-2013 07:21 PM

Argh. My favourite worst nightmare.

Delboyuk_01 02-13-2013 08:11 PM

I do agree, I hate damaging my guitars, unless it has to be repaired (as in Tom's example) I wouldn't bother. It's only a small chip.

FatalGear41 02-13-2013 08:32 PM

Don't think of it as a chip. Think of it as "Road Worn." Gibson and Fender charge extra for that, you know.

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