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NeZ

 

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String Damage on my Anders 

I was changing strings today on my Anders and while tuning up the E string it snapped out of the bridge and put a big gauge in the top of the guitar. It's my fault, I suppose, for not burning a ball on the end of the string; however, I've never had a slippage issue with the 12-hole tie block before. I'm kicking myself now.

Anyway, the damage is done at this point, so I've just got a couple questions....

1. Will this cause any long term damage to the guitar if it goes unrepaired?
2. Is this something that even can be repaired? If so, is it something that's worth doing or is the cost/benefit of getting the repair such that it's best to just leave it?

It was hard to get good pictures without a glare from the light but this should give you an idea of the damage.







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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 3:22:20
 
kudo

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

dont worry about it, this is why some guitars have a tiny golpeador behind the bridge

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 3:23:55
 
El_Tortuga

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

I have those too LOL I wouldn't sweat it.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 3:30:11
 
NeZ

 

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

Yeah, I'm sure after a few days I'll hardly notice it. Just sucks to get the first damage on such a nice guitar
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 3:31:33
 
estebanana

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

Next time you change strings put a little cardboard tap plate there while you change them. With a 12 hole bridge you have to be really careful about the end of the treble strings.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 3:50:32
 
Sean

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

Don't just tuck the trebles under, loop them once or twice and ball them so it doesn't slip.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 4:00:05
 
El_Tortuga

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

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ORIGINAL: NeZ

Yeah, I'm sure after a few days I'll hardly notice it. Just sucks to get the first damage on such a nice guitar


Well you got it out of the way, hopefully smoother sailing from now on.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 4:28:36
 
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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

Nez

Welcome to the snappers club. Rod Stewart sang that the first cut is the deepest, so next ding will have a smaller impact on you. Thats life and guitars are made to be used. Look at Sean´s photo and do as he says next time.

The ding can be filled and polished, but it´ll always be slightly noticeable.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 6:23:54
 
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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

New Guitars should come pre-scratched and/or pre-dented to avoid the sadness that comes with the first little accident.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 15:19:53
 
paul.troutfisher

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to RobJe

quote:

New Guitars should come pre-scratched and/or pre-dented to avoid the sadness that comes with the first little accident.


Right on. This is how I feel about my cars too. Kind of nice when you get that first blemish, you kind of stop worry about it so much from then on.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 15:55:34
 
NeZ

 

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to Sean

quote:

Don't just tuck the trebles under, loop them once or twice and ball them so it doesn't slip.


I'll have to try this next time I change strings. I'll also use some sort of protection behind the bridge while changing them.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 16:18:13
 
n85ae

 

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

Ah, no big deal. I was putting one of my Pedro De Miguel's in its case, and
the lid dropped right on the lower bout, Latch put a nice ding there right
where I see it when I open the case. 2 years later I hardly cry at all ...
Just a little.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 18:13:01
 
Elie

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

hehe I have lots of these

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 18:26:32
 
gbv1158

 

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to Anders Eliasson

quote:

Thats life and guitars are made to be used


that's it! :-)

Nez : enjoy your guitar!

ciao,
giambattista
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 18:50:35
 
beno

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

That's the way I do it





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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 19:21:22
 
beno

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

...and I had some string burns too, but on this blanca I also have a little golpeador behind the bridge

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2012 19:24:05
 
gounaro

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

I have an Anders too and you cant avoid these generally...

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 19 2012 19:16:09
 
Ron.M

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to gounaro

Jeez, my Anders has a lot of dings and stuff and the FP completely worn off the lower bridge piece due to me not trimming my pinky nail.

I ENJOYED playing the guitar and didn't treat it as some sort of a holy relic!

Still sounds good though...why would it not?

(Might actually have to sell it sometime as things here took a direction I hadn't planned for...)

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 19 2012 19:24:59
 
gounaro

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

My Anders looks like this...





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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 19 2012 23:31:19
 
RTC

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RE: String Damage on my Anders (in reply to NeZ

The other day I was changing a treble string and the same thing happen, I called my daughters and said "bring me the clear fingernail polish fast". My twins ran down the stairs and looked at me with a serious stare and in unison said " we have to draw the line somewhere, and this is it, we tolerate your long nails but we are not going to let you apply polish to them" I laugh so hard at their comment and I explained and show the the damage on the guitar, they promptly went upstairs and brought me what I needed. I added little to the damaged area sanded it a little and now is hard to see, but my daughters look will remain engrave in my brain forever!
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