#1
Well I recently posted a problem with my Synyster Custom. There is water underneath the finish. I went to GC and talked to their finish specialist and he said it is definitely water underneath it. I blew a hairdryer on it and you can see it slowly spread. But on a Synyster Custom he said the black with white stripes is probably a cutout of "wallpaper", not paint and they just cover it with clear. Not sure about that but would not surprise me.

Anyway I contacted Schecter because the people at GC said Schecter should stand behind their product especially if this was my 3rd Schecter Guitar, and help me out with it. I sent them an email stating the problem and they responded its not covered by warranty and if its under the finish they can't do anything about it. So I guess this leaves me on my own. I even offered paying extra and such to have it redone/refinished or whatever was necessary but obviously they want nothing to do with it.



So I am asking other people what you think I should do to get the water out. You can still see the stripes through the clear coat. But I can't tell if the water ruined the black or if the gray water vapor is covering the black. What do you think I can do about this? I am not interested in painting the guitar.

The "worst" that can happen is it will all fade to Gray and I will have the one of a kind gray and silver Synyster Custom :P.

What do you think finish specialists? How can I rid this problem.
#2
I'm not a finish specialist, can I still answer?

Don't do anything about it. Is it really that big of a deal? Does it screw over your tone? Does it affect playability? I think not, on at least two of these questions, so just leave it and see where it goes from there.

On the plus side, with all these photo's, if it ever gets stolen, you'll have a good case of getting it back if it ends up in a pawn shop.

Anyway, the 'wallpaper' thing makes no sense to me, that doesn't explain how the 'moisture' (if that's what it is) isn't on the white stripers...?

Edit: Thanks for the humongous picture though!
Last edited by Y00p at Jul 13, 2010,
#3
So it is covered by warrenty as Schecter finished the guitar incorrectly,

contact them and get a new guitar.

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb
#4
hmmm....good call on the stolen thing and how the white stripes show over the black. Kind of weird . It doesn't effect anything on the guitar except it doesn't look as pretty with big gray blotches :P 'I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem and fixed it. Though it does make my guitar probably one of a kind:P I wouldn't mind fixing it, wouldn't mind leaving it really.

Its not under warranty because I did not buy it from an authorized Schecter Dealer. But Guitar Center said they don't need to know that and I should talk to them and they should stand behind their product and back it up. I could call but I will probably get the same answer.
Last edited by A7XSchecter6661 at Jul 13, 2010,
#5
you need to fix it, over time it will **** up the wood.

either way they should do something they didnt build the guitar correctly and as they are a mass produced guitar it may become a major issue further down the line for other users too and be bad if it got out that they would refuse to help.

1977 Burny FLG70
2004 EBMM JP6
2016 SE Holcolmb