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My guitar slipped as I was putting on the strap. :-k Down it went, hitting the the headstock on my amp. It could have been worse, I suppose, but it is still going to take a little work to make this look better!

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Yeah! It could have been A LOT worse, especially if it would have broken along that seam where the headstock is connected to the neck! Just chalk it up as one of MANY "battle scars" and move on.

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I would probably cry or beat my head against a solid object if I did that. I was in a mood for days when I put the tiniest of marks on the corner of my Strat. Seriously, you can't even see it and I was pissed about it.

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If you want to do a rough and ready repair, rather than a perfect one, you can blob a bit of filler onto that corner, smooth it, and paint it with nail varnish. There are so many different red nail varnishes that you can usually find a good match.

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I'd leave it. It doesn't affect playing, and unless you can do a pro-job it will only draw attention to the fact you tried to cover it up.

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If it's a dent rather than a chip that was knocked out, you might be able to steam it back to shape and then touch it up. If it was a chip, did you find it on the floor? It can be glued back in and then touched up, sanded and restored with a little matching paint.

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Yeah that's a bit nasty I guess. But it could be worse. You could have done what I did to my T-Bass:

 

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On the bright side: electronic work has never been easier!!!

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I'd leave it. It doesn't affect playing' date=' and unless you can do a pro-job it will only draw attention to the fact you tried to cover it up.[/quote'] Agreed ... leave it - there will only be more to follow....it's inevitable

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Yes, I agree with Ant on this one - it may not seem like it, but you were lucky there!

 

It just looks like a nasty dent that has caved in the lower corner. Pack it with wood filler, sand it smooth with fine sandpaper, and stain it. If you are lucky you may even find a suitable coloured wood filler that will avoid the staining process. It will never be "as new," but you will be able to make it so that only close inspection will reveal the repair.

 

Next step: buy some straplocks!

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Well if we're sharing guitar trauma stories....

 

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Moral of the story: Don't EVER leave your guitar leaned up in a corner if it's out of direct line of sight. Especially if you have cats.

 

 

 

All wasn't lost though. Nothing a little Elmer's wood glue and a clamp couldn't fix.

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When it slipped, I was afraid the headstock was going to break - it's funny how things like that happen in slow motion, yet you still can't move fast enough to prevent it. I think I will do something to fix it up though - But I think I'm going to wait a few days and think it over.

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At least I was able to confirm it was made out of real wood!

 

Don't worry, I really did have to bounce it off quite a few things/people before that happened to it. It's a durable bass under most people's 'normal' playing conditions.

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My guitar slipped as I was putting on the strap. :-$ Down it went' date=' hitting the the headstock on my amp. It could have been worse, I suppose, but it is still going to take a little work to make this look better!

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All in all, not TOO bad a dent. Yes, it CAN be repaired/covered with Ladies nail polish,

then wet sanded progressively, then car polishing compound, car swirl remover compound,

then guitar polish... in example, I have a repair in progress with an SG style - took a good hit,

so I'm using the "Drop Fill/fingernail polish paint in method. Takes a while to build up layers,

but just make sure end result is just slightly higher than damage, then wet sand, etc...

 

THE DENT:

 

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THE FILL (in progress):

 

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