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i dropped my @$%#* guitar

man, do i feel like an idiot. last night, i was messing around with my epi on the couch, unplugged because otherwise it drives the wife crazy. there was a noise in the other side of the house which could have been the cats eating the hamsters, so we both went to investigate. i laid my baby down ever so gently, and got up off the couch. once we had ascertained that all was well with our rodentia, there was another sound. you guessed it. boom crash opera....

as it turns out, everything looks fine, feels fine, but there's a little chip in the finish on the back of the body. i'm hoping that my local friendly luthier can fix it.

there's no real reason for posting this, other than i really need some sympathy... and i know lots of people have had worse things happen to their guitars, but this is my first time. be gentle with me...

:-(=
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7/2/2001 6:47 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

man thats called character. No sympathy here....



M.Charles Harris



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7/2/2001 9:55 AM

Chester Horton (10480) wrote:

Matthew
On an Epi you might call that character but on my Taylor 514 it is called a 200 dollar repair job or a 400dollar lose in the equity of the guitar hahaha
Chet
PS mine is a little more than a chip. More like a 1 inch gouge that goes down to the bare wood. Happened months ago and I still get teary eyed thinking about it.





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7/2/2001 7:47 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Ahhh, see theres your problem. A chip is character, a gouge....well thats a gouge. All of a sudden your friends are laughing at you, your woman wont go anywhere with you....its a tragedy. I've seen it a hundred times, i tell ya....hehehe

M.Charles Harris



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7/14/2001 8:01 PM

Jeremy Muise (38) wrote:

So



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7/16/2001 1:10 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

So

Ok i have to ask, what the hell are you trying to point out from my post? Or did you mean to respond to a different post, cause you confused me. So?

M.Charles Harris

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7/2/2001 7:36 AM

Carl Phillips (11977) wrote:

A chip? Sympathy? Luthier?

Yeah, right. I've snapped a headstock off a Les Paul.

Let it go and play on. Put a band-aid on it.

Carl

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7/2/2001 7:39 AM

Charlie Murray (1876) wrote:



I once stayed at a friends house.I slept in the spare bedroom.My friend is not musically inclined and neither is his family.

When I stirred in the morning and remembered I had no guitar packed so I began to pine a little.

Suddenly One of my friends kids ran into the spare room and the door flung open.After the door flung open there was an almighty crash.....the crash was that familiar sound of a guitar hitting the deck...

I jumped up.there was a kids plastic guitar with steel strings..I tuned the baby in..even though the fretboard was bowed,I got a tune out of it.

Man ,I entertained my friends over breakfast...and upto lunch time.


Anyway..ever since that day,whenever I hear the sound of my guitar hitting the deck..I get a nice warm glowing feeling inside.


Strange ,but very true.

And .....funny thing is,I have never been invited back.

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7/2/2001 11:11 AM

Ken Williams (1120) wrote:

It can be heart stopping to hear your girl hit the floor. Like Anthony, I had the headstock broke on one of my LP's. Fell face foreward onto concrete. I cradled it in shock, went outside and cried like a youngun that had watched his favorite dog get run over. The other guys in the band tried to console me, cause they knew. I took her to a luthier and he fixed her right up. Good as new now. Added 'character'. Got a Takamine that has a round ding above and to the left of the soundhole, caused by a cue ball flying off the table and hitting her. My son was breaking, He died in a car wreck 2 years later. That ding is priceless.
I would leave it as is Dominic. No harm done.
Make a Joyful Noise,
bar2temple

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7/2/2001 2:29 PM

Mike Bulko (989) wrote:

i drop my guitars alot. especially my old Kay bass that i used for 6 years, finially got a new bass 2 weeks ago. but my epiphone that i have has a 1 by 2 cm chunk taken out. i was playing it at school and i was p---ing off some little like grade 9 girls so one of thier boyfriends came and tried to give me s--- so i went to put my guitar down and he slapped it (yeah he actually SLAPPED the guitar) and it hit the corner of the step and got its scar. i dont need to go into detail about what happened to the kid as it could probably be used against me in a court of law, hah.

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7/2/2001 2:30 PM

Tim Floto (6151) wrote:

I've dropped my acoustic once and it separated the back from the sides - I cried.
Tim

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