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Old 12-03-2008, 03:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
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cool guys... i gues im getting over protecting my guitar...my electric is banged up and looks awesome that way! but its just with my nice acoustic maton belt scratches look awful...!
then maybe try getting your bandmates to understand the emotional value of the instrument for you. they're probably just seeing it as 'another' acoustic guitar.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Maybe you can slap a little patch of gaffer tape on the weak spot?
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:32 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yeah, scratches look terrible on acoustic guitars. At least with electric guitars, scratches do the whole "rugged" look...
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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or willie nelson...

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That just reinforces what I said about beat up acoustic guitars looking ratty and uncared for.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:44 AM   #26 (permalink)
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and it just reinforces our position that a musicians sound comes from their hands and has absolutely nothing to do with the look of their instrument.
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**** Yeah.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
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and it just reinforces our position that a musicians sound comes from their hands and has absolutely nothing to do with the look of their instrument.

Where did I disagree with that? All I said was that I considered taking care of my guitar to be a sign of respect and love, and that it looks like beat up guitars have not been cared for/about in the slightest.
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I think both are equally possible. If you look at emmanuels or willies guitars, they're actually in immaculate player condition. The fretboards are clean the action is good and the frets aren't worn down at all, they're nicely crowned.

Emmanuels guitar gets beat up because of his playing style. Willie's too, but neither of them are actually in bad condition. In fact, they're in very good states of repair as regards everything but the wear on the finish. They care for their guitars, or at least their tech's do. Much better than the local prettyboy guitarist who's rich parents bought him an RR1 for christmas and a Mesa Halfstack, who plays it badly for years upon years without learning a damn thing about it.

Those kinds of people piss me off. They're so enamoured with image that they keep their guitars in absolutely pristine condition, but the care only extends to the finish! I've seen people play guitars that look absolutely factory new on the body, but you look at the fretboard and not only is there inger gunk all over it from years without a clean or an oil, but the frets all have flat tops and the aaction is either too high or WAY too low (For those tin eared bastards who just lower it without actually listening to the insane amounts of buzz.)


I'd rather have my guitar look like it was found in a dumpester, but play beautifully, than have it subjected to any of that ****.
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I agree completely.

The only point I was trying to make was that from just LOOKING at a guitar, I like seeing that an instrument is clean and looks like it has been respected and cared for. I never said a word about playing style...
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