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finish chip

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Wxp4759cb, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Some of the finish seems to have chipped off on my carved bass. There is a little bit of bare wood showing. Do I need to do anything to reseal it, or can I just leave it? I'm not really worried about the cosmetics, I just don't know if it matters for the wood to be bare.
  2. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    The only issue with a chip or nick other than the cosmetic one is that sometimes this injury will leave a "rough" spot on which it can catch. It can get worse if it rubs on things-ie the rug, floor, you.
    Other than this, a small opening of bare wood is not a concern really.
  3. Charles Shores

    Charles Shores Commercial User

    Jul 26, 2005
    how do you fix the rough spots?