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Ok I know nitro is soft and on a Gibson it is thin but good grief you have to be so careful it's crazy. My head stock is already scratched from string changes and I try to be so careful, anything marks up the face, I can't manage to control it. I used a polish for nitro on it but somehow it scratched again on the last string change I can't keep polishing it it will wear through. I realize the patina of use is the "in" thing but I like clean and new I would never buy an aged les Paul. So what ,do you all do our is this life with a Gibson today.

 

Tanks

 

Ken

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Ok I know nitro is soft and on a Gibson it is thin but good grief you have to be so careful it's crazy. My head stock is already scratched from string changes and I try to be so careful, anything marks up the face, I can't manage to control it. I used a polish for nitro on it but somehow it scratched again on the last string change I can't keep polishing it it will wear through. I realize the patina of use is the "in" thing but I like clean and new I would never buy an aged les Paul. So what ,do you all do our is this life with a Gibson today.

 

Tanks

 

Ken

Hi Ken, Both my LPs have locking tuners, slide the string thru the peg, lock it, trim the extra string length off, and tune it. [biggrin] no scratches, no bloody finger tips [thumbup] works for me. Good Luck, TC

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My current R8 without locking tuners is OK (no scratches to date) and also no issues with my old 08 Standard, that had locking tuners.

 

I do take my time when changing strings and trim the ends. Struggling to understand why you are having this issue!

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how you changing the strings???

 

I line up the hole parallel with the neck, I run the string through. back it up 1 peg length and then bend the string back around and under the string then bend it up.

 

before i had the guitar, someone gig'd it for years, can't say there's that many scratches on the headstock from string changes.

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My current R8 without locking tuners is OK (no scratches to date) and also no issues with my old 08 Standard, that had locking tuners.

 

I do take my time when changing strings and trim the ends. Struggling to understand why you are having this issue!

 

 

I think I am just being a big baby :-). I don't have locking tuners it's a traditional LP. I have more or less fine hair line scratches that do polish away with a none abrasive polish/wax (except for one that is stuborn) after which it looks fine, I do use a cotton cloth. I noticed that its not the strings that scratch it it's just the process of me touching it with my fingers while changing the strings. Anyway I am sure that after years of playing it will not bother me anymore :-).

 

Thanks for the input

 

Ken.

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I do take my time when changing strings

 

That's the key . . . take your time. I've never really had any major problem with scratching the headstock on any of my guitars and I change the strings frequently. You need to just take your time like Yaff said.

 

Superficial scratches can easily be buffed out but get some help or advice from a luthier if you don't know how to do this.

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