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    Jp6 body seams showing

    Hey all about a month ago I bought a pristine JP6 from 2010. I just wanted to share some pics of my JP6 mystic dream that has the body seams starting to look pretty glaring. Very hard to photograph but theyíre always there.

    I know itís part of the game with guitars with multi piece bodies Iíve had a few strats with seams showing but this is such a beautiful guitar. My dream guitar.

    Just looking for some opinions. Do other older JPs have this going on? Any way to mitigate this with my environment (humidity, etc)?

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    That used to happen with my JP6 from '08 from time to time and I could see that it was a 2-piece body. It hasn't happened in a long time though and is gone now. Not sure of the exact cause but it will probably revert to normal at some point.

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    That's interesting, odd that it would show up and then go away, hope it does.

    I looked at my two JP6's that are both solid color type finish like yours and sure enuff one of them has the seams. But I have never seen it before, that is until I look at it now.
    '97 Axis Sport Transparent Purple
    '05 JP6 Medallion Gold
    '09 Axis Amber Quilt
    '11 JP6 Pearl White
    '11 Axis Purple Quilt
    '12 SM-Y2D Purple Sunset
    '18 Majesty Monarchy Majestic Purple

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    They are different pieces of wood, and will expand/contract somewhat differently. I don't think I own a guitar where the seam isn't visible in some way or form reflected in the finish.
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    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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    My JP6 Koa has a visible indentation/seam under the clear right down the center where the bookmatched top pieces meet. It's pretty noticeable behind the bridge. It was there the day I got it brand new and hasn't changed in the 6 years I've had it. It's such a killer top no one notices but me
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    That wouldn't bother me at all, it is a beautiful guitar.
    2010 Axis Super Sport BFR Bahama Blue Burst Rosewood fretboard


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