Once whilst i was still using my squier strat, the strap just gave up on me, and wham! put an inch long scratch in it. Sold it a few weeks later
With my RG now (my only instrument) Ive put quite a few nicks and dents in it (quite a lot considering its only 6 months old!) A few on the headstock when walking into doors/walls/etc, a few on the body where i took the trem out with the strigns attached, and accidentally swung the trem into the body, a big chip in the rear trem cavity as the pliers or whatever theyre called slipped as i was putting the springs back in, one on the side where i flipped hte guitar over whlst i was workign on it on my bed, and hit the bedside cupboard on the way. I reckon ive also gained a few scratches during jam sessions in the schools drum room which is tiny, with various encounters with the cymbals, my friends head, and also when i got really mad once and decided to attempt to whack my friend with the axe.
Every scratch/dent tells a different story.