2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional.  The owner bought the guitar with change he has saved over the years and then unfortunately had a run-in with a mic stand while recording.  He was super bummed, to say the least. Cool thing is that the finish is nitrocellulose, so I can drop in some fills and then burn them in for a near undetectable repair.  These dents are all the way down to the wood, so in the past I have steamed out the dents through the finish to minimize the amount of drop fill required.  I have found this works better on clear finishes however - the steam can do funky things as it penetrates through the sunburst color layer on it’s way down to the wood.

2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional.  The owner bought the guitar with change he has saved over the years and then unfortunately had a run-in with a mic stand while recording.  He was super bummed, to say the least.

Cool thing is that the finish is nitrocellulose, so I can drop in some fills and then burn them in for a near undetectable repair.  These dents are all the way down to the wood, so in the past I have steamed out the dents through the finish to minimize the amount of drop fill required.  I have found this works better on clear finishes however - the steam can do funky things as it penetrates through the sunburst color layer on it’s way down to the wood.

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