Do I need to go to a luthier?
Hi all, I have noticed the scratch marks at the base (see pictures) caused I belive by the steel plate that my DB rests on (eg as it sits on the stand) - is it serious enough to warrant fixing now? I have also noticed (and hopefully picture is clear) that the glue around the base seems to be changing in color, not sure of the reason?
To avoid problem 1, I used some antiskid strips from my local hardware store but I think they are causing the lacquer to come off as well (sigh!) as you may also notice?
Appreciate your advice