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    Does it annoy or worries you, if you find some small dents/ scratch on your guitar?

    Well we all love our PRS guitars, but sometimes when you play it dents or scratch appears on your guitar.

    How do you guys feel about it, do you worry about it or just leave it alone and ignore it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
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    As others have said, it's an instrument, and it's meant to be played. Sure a ding or scratch can be annoying, but it's not worth worrying over.

    One thing that's great about the PRS is the PTC; they "have our backs." They can easily handle finish repairs. If something truly bothered me, I'd send it to them without question; my experience with the PTC has been hugely positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    As others have said, it's an instrument, and it's meant to be played. Sure a ding or scratch can be annoying, but it's not worth worrying over.
    WHAT?! That's crazy talk!

    I play the crap out of all of my guitars, but I am also very careful with them so most of mine still to this day remain without dings or scratches. That being said, several have them and I'm not worried about it in the slightest. They're meant to be played, not locked up in a glass case!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighGain510 View Post
    WHAT?! That's crazy talk!

    I play the crap out of all of my guitars, but I am also very careful with them so most of mine still to this day remain without dings or scratches. That being said, several have them and I'm not worried about it in the slightest. They're meant to be played, not locked up in a glass case!
    I completely understand! I keep mine as pristine as humanly possible, but heck, ya gotta play 'em or they're not serving their purpose.

    And then there's the PTC if something happens that bothers ya...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighGain510 View Post
    They're meant to be played, not locked up in a glass case!
    Or, you can play them, while in your glass case, for protection. Here is a photo my wife took of me playing....


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    Quote Originally Posted by docbennett View Post
    Or, you can play them, while in your glass case, for protection. Here is a photo my wife took of me playing....
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    Ones that I am not sure I am keeping yes. Ones that I know i am going have for years, not so much. Of course I dont want a big mark on a killer quilt top that stands right out, but light scratches and dings here and there are going to happen no matter how careful you are. The top is going to get scratched just from picking and playing alone. Most of the marks I get on my guitars are from practicing using the computer and recording. You play, you reach over to hit record or rewind a section you are trying to learn and bang. Into the table or whatever. My first PS is 7 years old now and has all kinds of light marks all over it. At some point, its going to go to the PTC for a refin. the marks are not in noticable places though, so you have to look to find them, but boy are they there! All kinds of play time on that guitar, and its going to get a LOT more. That is exactly what i paid a premium price for. A guitar I would not want to put down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighGain510 View Post
    WHAT?! That's crazy talk!

    I play the crap out of all of my guitars, but I am also very careful with them so most of mine still to this day remain without dings or scratches. That being said, several have them and I'm not worried about it in the slightest. They're meant to be played, not locked up in a glass case!
    Well that's certainly awkward...






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    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    Well that's certainly awkward...






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    HA! The difference there is I have seen you PLAY your PS, Jamie! Sorry, I'm not trying to offend the collectors or anything, I appreciate the "art" guitars too but I'd still play every one of them. To me it doesn't make sense to treat the guitar as solely an investment piece that cannot be played for fear that the thing won't be worth as much to someone else down the road. Then again, I'm 30 so if I'm dropping $8K+ on a guitar like my PS, it's definitely not so I can put it in a display never to be played!

    All of that being said, it's not like I can or wish to tell folks how to spend their cash so if you have the money to be able to buy guitars that are never to be played, hey, more power to ya!
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    Yeah, whatever! I'm enjoying relic'ing mine the natural way, by gigging it hard and gigging it often. Not abusing it, just playing it and treating it like I'd treat any guitar. I mean, it's no Casper but it's a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothyinspa View Post
    Well we all love our PRS guitars, but sometimes when you play it dents or scratch appears on your guitar.

    How do you guys feel about it, do you worry about it or just leave it alone and ignore it?

    Thanks
    I've found that the very first ding or scratch really stings a bit, but after that I accept it as wear and tear on an instrument that I use constantly to play out. If I don't want to see a ding on my axe, I shouldn't be playing it and carrying it out to gigs... Maybe wrap it in bubble-wrap? That might change the tone a little though...

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    I used to care, not anymore. They are a tool and tools get beat up sometimes, even when you least expect it.

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    I wholeheartedly agree that they should be played and once in a while dings happen but man, the first ding always stings a little...most of my personal mishaps involve smacking the headstock on either a keyboard or mic stand.

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    First one is annoying but after that i couldn't give a monkeys! It would only annoy me if it was something that HAD to be repaired. The dents and scratches tell a story and show the instrument's had a life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikegarveyblues View Post
    First one is annoying but after that i couldn't give a monkeys! It would only annoy me if it was something that HAD to be repaired. The dents and scratches tell a story and show the instrument's had a life.
    That's my take.

    However, if you're a collector of pristine instruments then that's another issue (in other words you are wrong in your views and guitars are supposed to acquire love-bumps! )

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