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Old 01-18-2020, 09:11 PM
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After only a couple of weeks my poor (and amazing) Takamine P5DC has picked up 5 or 6 dings! I only have had one other guitar that was so unlucky. Anyone else have such an unfortunate experience?
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:20 PM
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There was a delivery driver who had a record of throwing
Items off her truck. She tossed my five thousand dollar guitar in my yard right in front of my eyes. She was reported and confirmed to have this pattern. It was an international service. I've always wanted to give the drivers great compliments to try and have safe deliveries. Guitars with broken necks are sad.😂
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:09 PM
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There was a delivery driver who had a record of throwing
Items off her truck. She tossed my five thousand dollar guitar in my yard right in front of my eyes. She was reported and confirmed to have this pattern. It was an international service. I've always wanted to give the drivers great compliments to try and have safe deliveries. Guitars with broken necks are sad.��
That is just brutal. Real sorry to hear that. Like throwing a box of your dreams to the ground.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:13 AM
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After only a couple of weeks my poor (and amazing) Takamine P5DC has picked up 5 or 6 dings! I only have had one other guitar that was so unlucky. Anyone else have such an unfortunate experience?
Within a few weeks of getting my D17 I dropped a drummers tambourine on it from a height. I almost managed to deflect it but not quite. Made a dent in the top but didn't go through the finish. If I hadn't half-csught it I think the top would have been busted open.

I play it anywhere and everywhere and it's got quite the collection of minor dings. Also marks on the back from my belt and up the neck from capos.

Within a week of getting my 000-28 it picked up a mark to the top of the headstock from my kitchen table (wood on wood and did not feel like a major collision but that's not the way the guitar tells it). I'm sure it will get marked like the other one in time, playing in sessions in pubs etc.

I'm honestly not rough with my stuff - but I guess I just don't care about cosmetic bumps and bruises. The one with the tambourine did annoy me because it was so preventable.
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A couple of weeks ago I left my new Brook ‘Lamorna’ OM on my office chair (yes, I know, stupid is as stupid does!). It slid off and the base of the chair took chunks out of the binding. Painful, but that’s the first ding over and done - I know from long experience that any others won’t be so painful...

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I play my GS mini at my desk quite a lot. It's right next to me so I can grab it and have a little play whever I want. Because its unbound and unlucky I regularly donk it on the front edge of the desk. Nothing deep but the lower bout has small dings all around the edge.
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It was bound to happen eventually!
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If it hangs on a wall or sits in a stand ONLY, it will never get a mark on it.
If it gets played in a room with stuff in it, it will get dings and other marks.
Your guitar doesn’t look like a “case queen” cause it gets played.
If you don’t occasionally hit it on things, it will get a haze or shiny spot on the body where your arm rests. It’ll get a mark or ten where the pick hits the guard or the edge of the soundhole.

Pristine guitars are unplayed guitars.
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Old 01-19-2020, 07:16 AM
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After only a couple of weeks my poor (and amazing) Takamine P5DC has picked up 5 or 6 dings! I only have had one other guitar that was so unlucky. Anyone else have such an unfortunate experience?
I have a mark in my Taylor from a battery drop and a dent in my flugel bell. None of my other instruments have any, but even when you're trying to be careful things happen.

But I agree that your Takamine has a problem: two or three dings a week is a guitar that needs an attitude adjustment. Maybe you could try withholding the next string change until things improve.
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I had a (now sold) CEO-7. Picking up from it’s initial set up, I banged the body into the headstock of a Strat lying on the work bench. Ouch.

In fairly short order I hit the headstock on a ceiling fan and dropped a peg winder on the top.

That guitar was cursed!
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I get so ticked off when I hit some thing with one of my guitars the first time.

Maybe I should take a stick and give them a good wack when the first get through the door to get it over with.
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I had an LL16M that the drill slipped when I drilled the hole for the strap button on the neck. Then, a few short days later at an open mic, my friend let someone else play the guitar and between my friend and the other person, the maple-bound body edges got chewed up on a music stand.

By the way, is your Tak the electric model? If so, how does it sound plugged in?
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After only a couple of weeks my poor (and amazing) Takamine P5DC has picked up 5 or 6 dings! I only have had one other guitar that was so unlucky. Anyone else have such an unfortunate experience?
With all due respect.
5 or 6 dings on a new guitar in two weeks is not bad luck. It's carelessness.

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Old 01-19-2020, 01:03 PM
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With all due respect.
5 or 6 dings on a new guitar in two weeks is not bad luck. It's carelessness.

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Nah, my 2 year old j45 - zero dings. My 13 year old Taylor 310kce - 3 or 4. Seems to be bad luck!
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Old 01-19-2020, 01:05 PM
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By the way, is your Tak the electric model? If so, how does it sound plugged in?
Best sound plugged in I've played - just perfect really!
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