Re: Do light Scratches Devalue the Guitar?
Might be able to buff them out, but guitars are meant to be played and playing guitars results in at least minor wear and tear. Nothing to get upset about.
A MINT guitar is always going to be more valuable than a scratched up guitar to some degree but again, guitars are meant to be played (IMHO).
Best you can do is wipe it down after playing it and keep it in the case when not in use.
I used to get upset out crap like that but I learned that it's useless. Unless I store my prized guitar in a glass case and put it on permanent display then it's going to get scratched up and possibly dinged at some point. If you really love the guitar then play it and do your best to keep it looking good. Let the chips fall where they may. Even if a miss-thrown drumstick took a bite out of your guitar it would still be a great guitar.
Last edited by supermau; 09-08-2006 at 10:09 AM.