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#161
Quote by Fisheth24
Will that effect the finish on the back of the neck?

No. Not with a poly finish at least.

The main problem is actually getting the steam inside the dent itself, because the layer of finish on top of the dent itself might prevent the steam from passing through it. In that case, you'll need to chip the finish on top of the dent off, steam the dent itself out, and refill the dent with a bit of black lacquer and then a bit of clear lacquer.

It won't look completely flawless, but it'll certainly look and feel better than it did.
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Erm... isn't that moreso for raw woods? I can imagine you wrecking a guitar finish pretty quick that way if you don't know what you're doing.

Which is why you chip the finish on top of the dent off before you steam the dent out. The swelling of the wood will not damage the wood itself so long as you leave it to dry afterwards.

You could put a bit of bondo putty on top of the dent, but actually steaming the dent out is the method pro guitar luthiers actually use to repair dent damage.
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#162
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Erm... isn't that moreso for raw woods? I can imagine you wrecking a guitar finish pretty quick that way if you don't know what you're doing.


I mean, if the dent is a huge deal why not just fill it with a filler?


Cause I'm useless and wouldn't want to make it worse
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#163
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiYqSdH8Ggo

I know this guy's guitar neck has a tung oil finish on it, but it really gets across how effective and fast you can fix such a problem. It might even be worth trying this without chipping any finish away.
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#164
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiYqSdH8Ggo

I know this guy's guitar neck has a tung oil finish on it, but it really gets across how effective and fast you can fix such a problem. It might even be worth trying this without chipping any finish away.


Nah the dents deeper than that, plus I've got some form of satin on the back? Got no iddea if that changes anything though.
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#165
Quote by Fisheth24
Nah the dents deeper than that, plus I've got some form of satin on the back? Got no iddea if that changes anything though.

it just means that you might have to steam it out more than once. Steam it, let it dry. Steam it, let it dry again.

Whether or not you should take the lacquer off the dent before steaming it out is up to you. I'd try to get away with not chipping the lacquer off first, but if that doesn't work, you might have to chip it off. If you were going to use a filler, you'd have to refinish the dent no matter what.

You can improvise a coloured lacquer by dripping a drop of black pen ink into the crack and sealing it with a drop of superglue. The pen ink works because the wood will absorb the colour, a bit like it would a stain. Most fillers won't be able to do that.

Then all you would need to do is take one of those green scotchbrite pads (the kind your mum uses to scrub off burnt-on food when she does the washing up) to smooth it out. Since your guitar has a satin-finished neck, the scratches in the superglue will be camouflaged with the rest of the neck.
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#166
Or you could just leave the ding alone and not risk wrecking your guitar more.


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#167
You would have to be a dolt to **** it up tbh.
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#168
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You would have to be a dolt to **** it up tbh.



I don't disagree but not everybody is as adept or as experienced with that kind of stuff. That's why I don't recommend something like that because it could easily be fudged up and now you'll probably have a bigger problem to fix.


If they ask how to do it, it's one thing...
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#169
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
$700 is a ripoff for that guitar.


yeah I know, there were other ones on ebay for much better prices, I just linked to that one because it had the nicest pic.


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#170


edit holy crap it still has the plastic on the pick ups.


and trust me, nobody at deviser left that bridge on backwards.
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#171
Yum!
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#172
you should have seen the alpine white Flying V Custom i linked at mlp for $860. it's sold and i linked it 2 hours ago.

shit if i can find a pic, the thing was secks.
#174
Wasn't that the new price of one of those, like the Faded V's? Or am I wrong?
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#175
That's too steep. Unless the guitar is utterly immaculate, but even then, £800 is just too much money.
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Wasn't that the new price of one of those, like the Faded V's? Or am I wrong?

The faded V's were about £720 new.
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#177
Ok, thx guys.
Just bought another SS so the explorer will have to wait. Think I'll explore the Japanese option when I do.
#179
Figured I'd ask here because someone would probably know; is there anything that fits the description of a Rhoads style offset V but with more rounded traditional ends?

I love the **** out of my RR5 but I'd like to have something with a bit more traditional look to it. I recently got a chance to spend some time with an actual Flying V, but found the balance of the body to feel a little off, and the 24" scale too short.

I mean, I'm not ever going to sell the Jackson, but I'd like something that won't put the bassist's eye out on a small stage
#180
Quote by Ali-b912
Figured I'd ask here because someone would probably know; is there anything that fits the description of a Rhoads style offset V but with more rounded traditional ends?

I love the **** out of my RR5 but I'd like to have something with a bit more traditional look to it. I recently got a chance to spend some time with an actual Flying V, but found the balance of the body to feel a little off, and the 24" scale too short.

I mean, I'm not ever going to sell the Jackson, but I'd like something that won't put the bassist's eye out on a small stage



Just tell him to move over a bit.
Im sure he'll get the point.
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#181
All these lovely guitars I have no money for
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#184
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WTB that black Gibson V at the start with white pick guard, that for me is one of the best looking guitars made.
#186
Hey guys! Picking up and 1997 Epiphone 58 Korina Explorer Reissue. Pics to come. Thoughts on hese guitars? I'm trading a 94 MIM Fender Telecaster for it.
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#187
I found out I hat a Jackson in my possession that I forgot about (It's beaten up unfortunately, pics when I get back from rehearsal tonight though)
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#188
I found out I have a Jackson in my possession that I forgot about (It's beaten up unfortunately, pics when I get back from rehearsal tonight though)
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#189
Quote by TheStig1214
Hey guys! Picking up and 1997 Epiphone 58 Korina Explorer Reissue. Pics to come. Thoughts on hese guitars? I'm trading a 94 MIM Fender Telecaster for it.

seems a fair trade. congrats! post some pics.
#190
Quote by gregs1020
seems a fair trade. congrats! post some pics.


Wish I could. But the guy flaked last second
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#191
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#193
He came back at me! But I also may have a deal for $275. I think I'd rather have cash
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#196
Quote by Ali-b912
Figured I'd ask here because someone would probably know; is there anything that fits the description of a Rhoads style offset V but with more rounded traditional ends?


Yeah -- the OLD version of the Carvin Ultra V. The original model was an offset V with rounded ends, but soon gave way to a pointier rendition that was discontinued for a while and then revived several years ago.



The current version:



Carvin does a nice job on these...



It would take a bit of chasing down, but the older versions DO show up now and again. The older versions are glued neck (but with a smooth neck heel), while the newest versions are neck-through. Most of the old version guitars will have the "arrowhead" style headstock, but any of the current Carvin headstocks can appear on the newer versions.

Curiously, the V220 shares the offset-but-rounded bottom body shape of the old Ultra V. It, too, was supplanted by a pointier version (the X220), but when it came time to reissue the guitar, it was the more rounded shape that won out.

My old clunker ('80's), with a Kahler and arrowhead headstock, MOP inlays, ebony board, set neck in pearl white:



New version (now neck-through) in koa:



The neck heels are all smooth and comfy for all models:

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#197
Quote by Carrot
Just tell him to move over a bit.
Im sure he'll get the point.


That was terrible and you know it!
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#198
About a year ago maybe a Gibson Faded V popped up on my local Craigslist. I started a thread on here asking about what it was like to play one and just to get some general info, and got some encouraging comments. I called the guy and made an appointment to go to his house and check it out. IMO it was very comfortable to sit down and play in a classical style, and it was a pleasure to play. Looked like it needed some fret work, but was otherwise in great shape. I passed on it because I though his asking price was a bit high and he wouldn't come down on it. A few days later he dropped the price on the ad, but by the time I saw it he had just sold it. I still think about that one and sometimes want to kick myself, but I really don't know how much play time it would have received. I still keep eyes open for good deals on Gibby V's and Explorers, at least to hang on the wall as a conversation piece. I think they just look so cool.

I would love that Dean V that has the Rust In Peace album cover on the front. That is freakin' epic. I have seen people online say that it is a pretty good player.
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#199
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#200
Ah yeah, I already knew about these to some extent from one of the Judas Priest guys playing them at some point. I think I prefer the longer top, shorter bottom feel of the Rhoads personally. That said, they look awesome, especially your one with the Kahler.