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I just purchased a hummingbird original heritage cherry. It was from an online store and when it arrived it had some slight blemishes around where the two colors meet. I have attached pictures of it. Is this something common with sunburst this is the first one I've ever owned?

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If it bothers you, you should return it. Things that bug you in the beginning will often bug you more as time goes on, especially if you spent big $$$ on it (to your budget) and intend for it to be your main guitar. Make sure you are happy now while you can still return it.

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It's fine. Like Jalex said it could be bear claw, or some other sort of irregularity in the grain that affects how the finish reflects light. Google some images of bear claw, bear claw + Gibson sunburst guitar, etc. Your guitar is unique, and should that Hummingbird disappear on you, it would be easier to spot it online should someone try to resell it.

It's more likely that people new to nitro-finished guitars with pointy pickguards, like those that are on the H-bird, would get flustered when the pickguard starts to lift a little at the "points".

Any chance you could share a pic of the guitar that is less zoomed in? If you upload to imgur.com using "Direct Link", it could be imbedded here without running up against the forum's meager image data allowance.

Enjoy your new Hummingbird.

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You can see grain continuing through the spot.  It appears to be a naturally occurring variation in the wood.  You know, like when you buy a leather coat and it comes with a label that states: "Please note that leather is a natural product and may contain marks, blemishes, scars or other imperfections; this is the nature of leather and I believe this adds to the character of a leather item. "  If this bothers you, you should return it and buy in person, so you can check for this.  

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I, personally, like the imperfections..... it's the difference between a photo and portrait.

It's the flaws that make something 'art'.

Show us the whole guitar....I'll bet it's stunning!

How does it sound?   How does it play?

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Looks like you’re showing a shot of the bass and treble side which have the same wood pattern so they are book matched. I like it. Not a blemish but a character mark. It will always be unique. 

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I think it’s the natural grain in the wood.  Looks pretty cool to me.  It’s solid wood, not some perfectly layered and contoured, man-made material.   If you like it, keep it!  If not, send it back and try another.   I hope you eat the guitar you need.

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1 hour ago, Paul14 said:

As already stated,,,,how about a complet pic of the guitar?

For some reason the forum won't let me upload any pics over 500kb. But these first two were over that.

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22 hours ago, DanvillRob said:

I, personally, like the imperfections..... it's the difference between a photo and portrait.

It's the flaws that make something 'art'.

Show us the whole guitar....I'll bet it's stunning!

How does it sound?   How does it play?

The entire guitar: https://ibb.co/RC9gnjs

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On 7/3/2021 at 3:01 AM, 62burst said:

It's fine. Like Jalex said it could be bear claw, or some other sort of irregularity in the grain that affects how the finish reflects light. Google some images of bear claw, bear claw + Gibson sunburst guitar, etc. Your guitar is unique, and should that Hummingbird disappear on you, it would be easier to spot it online should someone try to resell it.

It's more likely that people new to nitro-finished guitars with pointy pickguards, like those that are on the H-bird, would get flustered when the pickguard starts to lift a little at the "points".

Any chance you could share a pic of the guitar that is less zoomed in? If you upload to imgur.com using "Direct Link", it could be imbedded here without running up against the forum's meager image data allowance.

Enjoy your new Hummingbird.

The entire guitar: https://ibb.co/RC9gnjs

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20 minutes ago, Mycoolm said:

The entire guitar: https://ibb.co/RC9gnjs

Hey Mycoolm - you just delivered a true barrage of identical pics/posts. They can be deleted by goin' to the right upper dots. 🙂 

Apart from that you obviously have a  nice ordinary Bird and it's easy to see why the marks may bother your inner balance.                                                                                                                                                                                I would have probs if the price wasn't lowered - in case I wanted to pass it further one day, , ,  and perhaps for aesthetic reasons too.

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3 hours ago, Eracer_Team said:

or use that ad riddled site IMGUR.com to upload your pictures and post the URL link here

as said.. looks like wood grain patten

That's a nice avatar- partially decomposed calabash? From a non-imgur upload?

remember Photobucket? they ended up taking the photos hostage. I really don't see any ads on imgur.  At ALL. EraSer

EDIT: oh, upon further inspection- garden gnome, right?

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2 hours ago, Mycoolm said:

The entire guitar: https://ibb.co/RC9gnjs

 

2 hours ago, Mycoolm said:

The entire guitar: https://ibb.co/RC9gnjs

 

2 hours ago, Mycoolm said:

The entire guitar: https://ibb.co/RC9gnjs

 

2 hours ago, Mycoolm said:

The entire guitar: https://ibb.co/RC9gnjs

 

2 hours ago, Mycoolm said:

The entire guitar: https://ibb.co/RC9gnjs

Be careful of what we ask for, huh, Mike?

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