I just finished building this bass:
Really happy with it. Plays great, sounds great.
During its third outing, me and the bass had a run-in with a falling iPad (actually it's my own fault - the iPad slipped from it's smart-cover and by pure reflexive instinct I "caught" it by slamming it against the bass which was hanging on my neck).
This resulted in two dings, a deep gouge on the edge and a lesser ding on the top. Deep Gouge, view #1: Deep Gouge, view #2:
This gouge is .3 inches X .25 inches (I think you can see scale by comparing with the screw head in the photo) Top Ding:
The ding is .375 inches X .17 inches
The body is a brand new Fender Jaco Pastorius "nitro" finish (not sure how "nitro" Fender's nitro is these days, but it looks nice and feels nice).
What's the best way to repair this? I'm not too worried about making things 100% invisible, but I definitely want to protect the bare wood before too much sweat and skin oil gets in there.
I was thinking perhaps the ColorTone Touchup Markers
and or the ColorTone Tinted Aerosol Guitar Lacquer
from StewMac -- or -- perhaps the ReRanch touch-up pens
? Looks like the Reranch pens were designed for exactly my circumstances.
Any advice on the best resources and best approach to repair these?