Repairing a PMC Jem77 finish. - Help very much needed.
The strap came loose from the top peg, sending my Purple multi colour Jem 77 onto the metal cover and switch of a fuzz box.
The paint seemed to almost come off in layers. The top laquer being one, the swirly finish another, along with some specks and dust which seemed pointless to keep.
The damaged area covers about a square inch and is located just in front of the handle where your index finger knuckle would point if holding it by the monkey grip.
It's left a kind of ding with the surrounding area of clear coat slightly cracked and loose and risen slightly from the paint.
Would this be very difficult for a refinisher to fix? I kept the bits of shrapnel as I thought they might come in handy to either reattach somehow or match the colour.
Apart from this, my guitar's hardly been out the case and is completely mint...It was/is an 18th birthday gift, and has remained kind of special to me over these past 7 years.
Any advice on what to do (apart from getting strap locks) would be really appreciated.
p.s. My guitar resides in London England where I bought it, but I'm currantly living in Los Angeles. Would I have more luck finding someone in the states to do this that in england?
I'm thinking LA would be THE place to find someone but I have to balance up the price, in regards to shipping it here...blah