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Old 09-25-2023, 03:25 PM
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Default First Ding Day

Well, it always has to happen but I wish it wasn’t so soon. I took my, less than 3 week old, CS D-18 Adirondack downstairs to do the set-up and I knocked it into the corner of the kitchen table. Of course it was the top. You really can't see it and I can't take a pic, but it's too bad it happened so soon


But it's really nice to play now that it's set up right. I love it!

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Old 09-25-2023, 03:26 PM
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Once you get the first ding, you can relax about it. Phew!
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Old 09-25-2023, 03:43 PM
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I think that itís always a blessing when the first ding comes from you own hand. Or, in my case, it was from my own foot. I kicked over my metal footstool and the corner hit right into the middle of the lower bout as my guitar sat in its stand.
So, like Jamolay said, you can relax now!
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Old 09-25-2023, 03:46 PM
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Good to get the first one out of the way! I always think that guitars that are in perfect condition, no scratches or marks or anything, have lived sad lives!
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Old 09-25-2023, 03:49 PM
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One of the nice things about buying used is that they come pre-dinged.
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Old 09-25-2023, 03:56 PM
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Sorry to hear it.

No, the second ding will hurt almost just as much as the first. I think only after 100-200 dings, then new ones no longer hurt/matter any more.

A relic guitar doesn't have this problem. Even the first ding isn't that bg a deal. but it's like paying above new price for a used guitar.
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Old 09-25-2023, 04:21 PM
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Good to get the first one out of the way! I always think that guitars that are in perfect condition, no scratches or marks or anything, have lived sad lives!
Yep - guitars that get played - get dinged!
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Old 09-25-2023, 04:28 PM
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That sound the guitar makes, and the sound we make at that moment are unforgettable.
It happens...
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Old 09-25-2023, 11:31 PM
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congrats! Mine came with my guitar..but saved me lots of money.
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Old 09-26-2023, 05:21 AM
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Sucks when it happens, but we have all been there.

could-a been worse I guess.
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You should post a picture anyway just so we can all see that pretty guitar again.
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Thanks Ken, that's funny!
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Old 09-26-2023, 06:53 AM
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Many years ago, my daughter gave me one of her 'hello kitty' stickers to put on a guitar first ding



very thoughtful of her - - -
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I decided to not even worry about it with my Guild. I went six months with hardly a pick mark and then I banged it good on a metal folding chair at a bluegrass festival. It is bound to happen eventually, even if you're not careful.
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It is kind of strange how we can't prevent our guitars from getting dinged up as anal as most of us are. Oh well, you knew it would happen.
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