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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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woodworm?

Hi,

Anyone ever experience woodworm on/in a guitar??

just another instance of my paranoia. i have heard they only like soft woods not mahogony and there is a spruce beetle eek!!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 10:57 AM
 
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I've seen it before. The little sucker bored his way straight through the finish of a Fender Stratocaster, leaving a little hole. I don't know anything about them, as far as woods they grow in, or whatever. The Strat was alder, though.

Kinda gross to think that there could be a bug growing inside your guitar, just waiting to eat it's way out, isn't it?

I really don't think it's anything to worry about. Doesn't seem to be a very common problem, from what I figure.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 05:06 PM
 
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If he really ate away a lot of wood inside it could improve the resonance! Oh, wait, they usually poop out whatever they eat, and that fills in the holes behind them. So in that case your guitar would sound like poop. I've never heard a poop guitar before. It probably sounds like crap. :P
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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worm

Uh oh!!

If there is only one hole then destroy the guitar!! as one worm enters then lays lots of eggs inside the wood. When they hatch they all shoot off in different directions boring through the wood and exit the guitar leaving more holes. If you see many holes then its too late, the bugs have left and theres nothing to worry about anymore you just have the holes, but one hole indicates that the worm is in and laying eggs......


Or maybe it went in, then decided it really likes to shred on Ibanez alder instead and left without laying.........


scary stuff though, I'd leave the guitar out of the vicinity of other guitars for a bit.......

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 08:33 PM
 
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Re: worm

I saw one on ebay, that had three or four holes in it. Also a Strat... Hmmm...

The guy even kept the larvae, put them in a jar, and included pics of them in the auction.

Maybe that series of Strats is supposed to have them? The new "Woodworm Series Stratocaster"! Marketing at it's strangest.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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worm

Knowing Fen*er that could possibly happen........


total authenticity for the 'all new' relic series - woodworm holes.


they do it on relic furniture by shooting it with a shotgun...........


the mind boggles...

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-04-2004, 09:19 AM
 
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Ya know whats worse than biting into an apple and finding a worm?



























Biting into and apple and finding 1/2 a worm !















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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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worm




^A^
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 09:46 PM
 
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well, i suppose after a while you can get a pretty cool finish on the guitar....an authentic 'swiss cheese' finish...not just painted dots but REAL HOLES....it really might improve the resonance... :P
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 02:24 AM
 
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Semi-acoustic, you mean.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 02:36 AM
 
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i guess having a semi-hollow jem wouldn't be that bad huh?
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 02:53 AM
 
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i guess having a semi-hollow jem wouldn't be that bad huh?
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