Hey folks.

So I picked up this Ibanez acoustic electric about 8 months ago, used. I didn't notice any wear marks on it then, so I think I'm responsible for this...

The finish is gone in the area between the sound hole and the pickguard. I know, I need to be gentler. My concern now is protecting the wood and preventing the damage from getting worse. Is there anything I can do myself in this regard?

Touch up with thin layers of the same type of lacquer?
To prevent the damage getting worse, strum properly.
There's a good chance that what I've written above is useless and if you take any of the advice it's your own fault.
It happens Vlaco my Maton EBG808 ($2500) is worn half way through the deck see the pic, a bit of wear on the neck too. opps

Thats in less than 4 years.
BTW I only fingerpick so there was no pick involved just fingernails. lol

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Last edited by Dix_Fix at Apr 25, 2011,