#1
Hey guys,

I went to a guitar center today and found this Gibson SG Diablo, and it was only $1349 and the original price was $2600. It played awesome, had 24 frets and looked amazing, so I play the downpayment of $100 so I can purchase it at a later time without someone else getting it.

I Really like the guitar, but the thing is that the guitar has been there since last january, so it's been there for well over a year, and therefore it has accumulated a lot of dings scratches and dents, but there are no wood chips or has any missing paint.

So can i bring it somewhere or do something to get rid of them? it's a nitrocellulose finish by the way.

Thanks in advance
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#2
Not really, nitro is an inherently soft finish and it will chip and weather easily - arguably that's a big part of it's charm.
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#3
For that price on such an expensive guitar I would gladly overlook a couple bumps and bruises.

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#4
1. A guitar's wear is part of it's good looks. A tweed suit isn't a tweed suit without those patches on the elbows.(Crap analogy, I know. But hey.)
2. It's going to get them anyway. Take them now and get money off.
3. What Pr0gNut said.
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#6
Exactly. Everytime I see a guitar that's been beat up a little, I think to myself "Now that's an instrument that's well loved, and not owned by any Jonas Brother tool"

Of course, each to their own =]
#7
I understand how scratches and dings give a guitar character,but I don;t like the idea of all of them being cause by somebody else that i don't even know, it could be a hobo for all i know.

So i can't get it fixed up, right?
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How much is it to carve the frets of a guitar down?
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#10
you should make sure that guitar's neck is perfect. it's been on the wall and obviously knocked around by a bunch of kids for a hell of a long time.
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#11
No. It isn;t beaten to hell, it just has a lot scratch on the back due to belt buckles and on the side due to the zippers of jackets. and there's also a few pick scratches
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I understand how scratches and dings give a guitar character,but I don;t like the idea of all of them being cause by somebody else that i don't even know, it could be a hobo for all i know.

You my friend, are an arsehole.

You can't really get the scratches off, give it a polish and forget about it. You will only give it more scratches yourself, so what is the big deal?

What everybody else has said is correct. So listen to them.
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You my friend, are an arsehole.

You can't really get the scratches off, give it a polish and forget about it. You will only give it more scratches yourself, so what is the big deal?

What everybody else has said is correct. So listen to them.



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I'm asking whether you can or can not. Not whether one of you will wipe the **** off my ass.
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#14
The scratches and the fact it has been there a year could be why it is cheaper than normal. The only people that can answer your question are the guys in the store. Ask them politely if they would give you a better price because of the scratches.
#15
Theres some people who would (and do) pay many thousands more for an instrument thats been made to look a little beaten up. Personally I'd take it over a shiny gay new one even if they were at the same price.

what does it matter if a 'hobo' caused them? grow up.
#16
I said Hobo to show that ANYBODY can cause those dents.

I don't give a **** whether you like a "shiny gay one" or a guitar with a baseball bat taken to it.

My question was whether there is a way to take the scratches away, not whether you like a guitar with **** on it or a brand new one.
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#17
dude. we get the point. now act like an adut and stp swearing in every post. scratches are scratches. unless u want to get it refinished, your not going to get a scratch out.
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I understand how scratches and dings give a guitar character,but I don;t like the idea of all of them being cause by somebody else that i don't even know, it could be a hobo for all i know.

So i can't get it fixed up, right?


...The hell? What difference does it make who bumps it against a wall?

Not really. You could pay someone to do so, but if you do IMO you don't deserve that nice a guitar.
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#19
lose the attitude kid, it doesn't do you any favours.

And no, as has been repeatedly said, you won't get the dents out without refinishing the guitar.