Issue with new hot rod....

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by a willingham, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. LA Miles

    LA Miles Country Gent

    Dec 6, 2012
    IMHO, it is already an issue in your head and will always wear on you. The guitar is likely fine as a player, but it will cause you concern every time you pick it up. Just by asking whether to return it means you probably should return it for your own sanity.
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  2. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Wow... I know where to come to sell my busted up gear! Don't mind the pesky details. :cool:
  3. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    The First Cut is The Deepest. ~Cat Stevens
  4. mschafft

    mschafft Synchromatic

    Jan 19, 2017
    Probably not the case here but when there is a ding and a crack one might wonder if they happened at the same time.
  5. Parttime

    Parttime Gretschie

    Dec 6, 2018
    I’d like to see those
  6. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Sound advice. If something bothers me about a guitar I tend to think about it every time I pick it up.
  7. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Or Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow

    Sort of a flip of a coin whether to return or not. How much do you like the guitar otherwise? Can you reasonably expect to replace it with similar for the same $? Just how much will these flaws bother you if you keep it?
  8. jetbunny

    jetbunny Electromatic

    Mar 29, 2017
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  9. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    Wooow is this a SSL or SSVLO ?? because it's tiger one, isn't she? Anyway, very nice specimen !

    Btw, talking back to the hotrod. Because it's laminate body, the guitar's structure is safe. Nevertheless I would recommand a superglue job. Thick Superglue to secure the chip of the headstock, then thin superglue (which flows like water) within the hairline crack (this one for sure will require 2 applications + 1 day dry or accelerator + wet paper sanding above 1000 + polishing eventually by hand).
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  10. jetbunny

    jetbunny Electromatic

    Mar 29, 2017
    04 SSLVO. I got lucky with the uneven grains all over.

    Going back to the HR, I won’t mind the dings and scratches if the guitar sounds good.
  11. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Personally I’d just enjoy and play the guitar. And stop worrying. Only MHO
  12. peterjcb

    peterjcb Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2017
    ...just think of it as a starting point for a good relic job in 20 or so years.....;)

    seriously if that's the only issue with it don't even think about it just enjoy it....there will be a lot more nicks and scratches unless you're going to keep in in a glass box and not enjoy it.
    I have a satin black '13 and love it....great guitar!
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