#1
Hi all,

I've just noticed some finish starting to chip from the neck joint on my new guitar. It's a Squier Haruna Ono Signature Skullsilver Telecaster that I specially imported from Japan around two months ago. I'm beyond devastated because it was brand new, in mint condition and kept in a hard shell case at all times, and had only been played three times, so it wasn't due to abuse.

I'd really like to return it under warranty, only, because it was specially imported from Japan and it was a very limited run that sold out within hours, there's not much Squier can do except take it back (if I'm even eligible for the Japanese warranty) and give me a refund. But that would mean I'd lose the guitar, and that's the last thing I want to happen after going through hell and back just to get my hands on one.

So, my question is, what could have caused this? Will it get worse? And is there anyway it can be repaired given the complexity of the sparkle finish? I really don't want to have to live with this and watch it get worse.



Thanks, guys!
Last edited by BrokenByDefault at Aug 20, 2014,
#2
I can't really see the crack, unless you mean the unpainted bit which in that case it's just a poor paintjob as they don't paint the neck pocket for many reasons
#3
Sorry, it's actually a chip, I'll amend the thread title! At first I thought it was down to a dodgy paint job, but I actually took photos of the neck pocket when I first got it and it was perfect, so something has happened to the neck pocket during these two months.
#4
Wood isn’t perfect. It expands and contracts and sometimes that cracks the finish. Just nut up and live with it.
#5
Roll with it. No one but you will probably ever know it's there. It gives the guitar character, and you will always know if it's your's or not.
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#6
Nothing wrong there, other than minor cosmetic damage. This won't develop into a bigger problem over time.
#7
Thanks, guys! The cosmetic damage, while disappointing, really isn't a big deal, I was just concerned if it was going to get worse, but it's great to know everything is okay.

Thanks again!
#8
That is a real common place for strats to develop little hairline cracks. Chips are not as common. They hardly ever develop into something worse. I can't see the damage in the picture. If it is a chip, a luthier should be able to touch it up. Take it to an authorized Fender repair shop. They may be able to fix under warranty without sending it back. Otherwise, it shouldn't be an expensive repair.


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#9
Quote by BrokenByDefault
Hi all,

I've just noticed some finish starting to chip from the neck joint on my new guitar. It's a Squier Haruna Ono Signature Skullsilver Telecaster that I specially imported from Japan around two months ago. I'm beyond devastated because it was brand new, in mint condition and kept in a hard shell case at all times, and had only been played three times, so it wasn't due to abuse.

I'd really like to return it under warranty, only, because it was specially imported from Japan and it was a very limited run that sold out within hours, there's not much Squier can do except take it back (if I'm even eligible for the Japanese warranty) and give me a refund. But that would mean I'd lose the guitar, and that's the last thing I want to happen after going through hell and back just to get my hands on one.

So, my question is, what could have caused this? Will it get worse? And is there anyway it can be repaired given the complexity of the sparkle finish? I really don't want to have to live with this and watch it get worse.



Thanks, guys!


hi sir i know this is an old thread i hope u can still read my question

I just got my silverskull thru 3rd party shipping. I brought an SKB66 case which should fit the telecaster but they the shipment guys are having hard time trying to fit it inside.

http://imgur.com/a/uRjWc

may i ask what brand and model your hardshell case is? because i need to get that case before having it shipped to philippines because im really afraid it might break in the process of shipping
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