Fret Ends

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Dealbreaker?

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  1. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Ebony board chipped at fret ends.
    Chips are filled and smooth when playing.
    If this were for sale, would it be a dealbreaker?

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  2. DrBGood

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    For some fo'sure.
    That's on your TV Almost Yellow SG ?
     
  3. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Yes on TV Almost Yellow.
    They did an awesome job on the finish work, but it was way off on the color. I never play it and keep it around thinking I could use it for alternate tunings, but I already have four other SG for that.

    Going to see I can sell it locally for a fair price. Don't want to post it for sale online because I think a prospective buyer needs to see it and hold it in person to make a better decision before purchasing and not have buyer's remorse.
     
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    If I was aware of the issue and purchasing it as a player I would be okay with it. So long as it was smooth to the touch. Not every guitar has to be aesthetically perfect.

    It would definitely weed many buyers out. The whole, “if I am gunna spend X amount on something l, why not spend X more and have it perfect. Headstock breaks are a good example of this. Many have no issue so long as the repair work is solid. Others are out no matter what.

    The plus you have with your specific guitar, is the refinish is a beautiful color; to me anyway.
     
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  5. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Headstock breaks as a deciding factor when it comes time to purchase is a great example. I was thinking the same thing how it relates to the fret ends on this one. There's always other guitars with no headstock breaks or chipped boards at the fret ends.
     
  6. Go Nigel Go

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    Did those chips happen during a re-fret? Those frets look pretty new, which is why I am curious. Wouldn't be a deal breaker for me if I liked the look and feel of the thing going into it. For me, new frets on the plus side would more than balance out the repaired chips when doing the plus/minus calculations.
     
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  7. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Original frets.
    Thinking it was just fret sprout that caused the board to chip at the ends.
     
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    :rofl:
    black Sharpie.jpg
     
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    You didn't ? :facepalm:
     
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    I used a magnifying glass and carefully spot touched the ends, let dry, then rubbed over with cloth to feather it in.

    It’s so smooth, cannot feel the chips. If it rubs off over time, no big deal. Wanted to test it. Cannot make it worse than it already is. It’s a poly finish.

    I may even keep it now and use for C# tuning. C-Sharpie.
     
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    Ok, that was smart and brilliant with a stellar result. Good show!
     
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    Looks good! Can't tell a thing now from the photos.
     
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    That looks fantastic, excellent job. I see our luthier skills are about the same, lol.
    I guess I won’t see that guitar anytime soon now :)
     
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  15. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    What! For real? I didn’t even get to see the listing
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Found a local buyer.
     
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    Lucky guy.

    Only thing about black Sharpie, it tends to turn reddish with time.
     
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