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 Post subject: Rick Birthmark
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:53 pm 
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Mr. Hall,

I have a 325c58 in MG. A great playing lovely guitar. On the side of the top horn is a dark brown line that appears to be under the clearcoat. It almost looks like a burn the CNC could have made. Is a burn line something that can happen easily to alder? Or is it more than likely just a pattern in that particular piece of wood?

I think it makes my guitar unique, like a birthmark. And the only way I will ever part with it is when someone has to pry it from my cold dead hands.

Just wondering if you had seen any other guitars with the same thing?


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Birthmark
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:57 pm 
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Alder is notorious for having this type of marking. It's actually a sap run and will change over the life of the guitar. You'll probably see more of them over time but they can also bleach out too with the effect of the sun.

It's the reason we make the rest of the guitars from Maple instead of Alder.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Birthmark
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:37 am 
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Very cool. A sappy guitar player like me with a sap run!

Thank you very much for your reply.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Birthmark
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:25 am 
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Joepee,

My own C58 has a bookmatched back with a big dark blotch at the neck-joint end of the back..it reminds me of the ink blot papers that psychiatrists use on their patients---maybe that's why I ended up with it, LOL....

I think it's really cool, knowing no other guitar will have that distinction.


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Birthmark
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:56 am 
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John,

Interesting...these sap runs.

I'll break into sappy song now.

"Oh, Shenandoah...I love your Rorshak sap stain!"


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 Post subject: Re: Rick Birthmark
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:46 am 
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Quote:
John,

..."Oh, Shenandoah...I love your Rorshak sap stain!"


Y'know,
Friends don't let friends write sappy poetry!
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