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    Help, Chip=eye sore

    Hi everyone,

    I just bought a used Sterling AX4. It has a significant chip on its quilt veneer top.

    Any suggestions other than taking to a luthier? I paid under 100 bucks for the thing, lol. So what would you do?
    Any pointers?
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    That would be a luthier job as far as I can tell. I've had chips repaired and students that have had terrible chips repaired. It's fixable to a certain extent for sure. Just a matter of finding the right repair person.

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    For a $100 guitar I'd either:
    1. Grab some fingernail polish and touch it up.
    2. Try to chip all of the finish off of the top and go all natural, or
    3. Nothing. Personally I probably wouldn't do anything but play it.

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    For a 100 bills I’d probably leave it, or strip the lot off
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlbasscatcher View Post
    For a $100 guitar I'd either:
    1. Grab some fingernail polish and touch it up.
    2. Try to chip all of the finish off of the top and go all natural, or
    3. Nothing. Personally I probably wouldn't do anything but play it.
    Makes sense. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapperJ View Post
    For a 100 bills I’d probably leave it, or strip the lot off
    True!

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    Make it a feature! Sharpie, neon pink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    Make it a feature! Sharpie, neon pink.
    Or stormtrooper sticker

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    Add a Monkey Grip!



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    ��Lol, I don't think so, I would mess it up for sure.
    Last edited by fireheart7; 06-01-2019 at 12:11 PM.

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    On a $100 guitar I’d cover it with electric tape :j

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    Duck tape, for sure. Then scrawl a random date on it with a zodiac sign to make people wonder. Happy playing!
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    Looks like a good relic job
    .... Haha. They are very fashionable at the moment.

    But more seriously, I personally dont see a problem with it. You paid 100 for a great guitar and it wont affect how it sounds/plays. Just have fun with it and you can relax about future dings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awhitlock View Post
    Looks like a good relic job
    .... Haha. They are very fashionable at the moment.

    But more seriously, I personally dont see a problem with it. You paid 100 for a great guitar and it wont affect how it sounds/plays. Just have fun with it and you can relax about future dings.
    Makes sense to me.

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    Can we have a bigger picture of it? Is it a real Sterling? It's routed and has two knobs. hmm.....



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