And So It Happened

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by rake_ether, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    I admit to having incipient OCD about almost everything I own. I try to keep everything in the same or better condition as when I acquired it. I think this is because I grew up poor, and as a kid, if I ever got something nice, I learned to take care of it, because I may not get a chance at another one. My wife recognizes this and never gets near my instruments, or anything else in my studio. She’s a good partner.
     
  2. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Gigging scar or not, it's honest wear.
     
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  3. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Don’t let it bother you. This is my gretsch panther. It’s one of my main gigging guitars. I got a little aggressive changing the machine heads. You don’t see it unless you get close. I popped a piece of the wood out taking the old tuners off. I glued the piece and used a sharpie to cover it the best I could
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  4. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Ouch! That hurts
     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    At least it's an honest relic.
    Kids and critters are why my guitars are in their cases.
    Can't do too much about cats on the piano.
     
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  6. National19

    National19 Country Gent

    Jan 4, 2014
    Ottawa Canada
    When my daughter was around four, she dropped a pair of pliers on my Reverend Horton Heat, right on the front. she was trying to help change the strings, left a nice gouge in the top. I didn’t get mad or anything, bothered me for about 30 seconds. Most of guitars are banged up in someway. Now this one has a little story to go along with it.
     
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  7. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    560
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    I was lifting my Epi Jack Casady bass off my shoulder several years ago when “WHACK!!” - the ceiling fan took a fingernail sized chunk off the side of the headstock.

    Oh well, they’re only new once. :confused:
     
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  8. adauria

    adauria Gretschie

    112
    Dec 22, 2016
    Wake Forest, NC
    No big deal - just adds character! But, this is why my wife doesn't clean my office (nor really ever go in there, especially if I'm not in it).

    -Andrew
     
  9. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    First offender?
     
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  10. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    She was always jealous:
     
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  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    First time she destoyed really valuable stuff.
    Usually she simply hits me in the face...
     
  12. LongJohn

    LongJohn Synchromatic

    544
    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    With a guitar? :confused::rolleyes:
     
  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Ouch. Thanks god, no.
    If she would have done this I would not be here anymore.
     
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  14. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

    Age:
    54
    Nov 16, 2013
    Finland
    Wish I...
    a) had a wife who would do some house cleaning
    b) had a wife who could buy me a guitar if she had broken one

    I know it feels bad at the moment, but I would either put some black paint on that damaged headstock corner and then forget about it, or let her buy a new one and then forget about it. After all, she did not mean any harm.
     
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  15. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Sorry, it's a translation thing with a play on words.

    First offender.
    Then a gibson....
     
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  16. BFTmarshall

    BFTmarshall Gretschie

    263
    Jan 12, 2020
    York
    I know that feeling..it hurts..nauseating at first..but then...
    now all the sudden you play it with reckless abandon & whole new attitude. They can go from babies we cherish to tone weapons !!

    My 98 Gibson LP. flawless..strap slipped off//down that guitar went..i know better than this, ..2 big dents in front...was sick inside. But it was such a pretty guitar.. . Instant gig machine after..way more enjoyment after the incident
     
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  17. rake_ether

    rake_ether Gretschie

    127
    Aug 24, 2019
    Athens, GA USA
    I played it the last couple of days and to tell the truth the wound didn't really bother me. I might be able to throw it around in the future and not worry.
     
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  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    Seriously: I stopped buying new because of this. All those custom builds all those brand new ones. In the end I played the beat-ups. Because of fearing to hurt the brand-new beauties. As I posted elsewhere: As soon as you are gigging those on a regular base you have to tolerate that they get seriously injured.
     
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  19. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I tend to over protect my stuff also but as I get older that need has faded just a little bit. A very little bit. I would really be update and mad at the first little scratch but now I usually do not get that way. Still very over protective though.
     
  20. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I am not nearly good enough to gig but I have jammed with friends and even then my gear is watched like a hawk. If someone I know isn’t gentle and careful with their gear asks for mine it’s always a no. I saw a guy take his strat finish playing then sat it down and pushed it over to fall to the floor. Said it would wind up there eventually so no that part was out of the way. I’ve never let him touch my gear.
     
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