I just purchased a new Blemished Seagull Entourage Mini Jumbo that has a scratch on the top near the edge.It looks very superficial as if the finish has been scratched in and off. Plays great but would like to know if there is a way to "seal" the scratch with some kind of varnish or nail polish or whatever. Any input would be appreciated.
I suggest that you e-mail Seagull and ask what they recommend for sealing a scratch. CA glue ("superglue") is replacing clear nail polish as the favored scratch touch-up, but it should be the slower kind that isn't an instantaneous bond.
Thanks- will do.
Why not just leave it as is, its not like its going to hurt just leaving it alone and you will soon find the more you play it the more scratches it will get over time and that most players look at them as earned bumps and scratches. A guitar that looks pristine well one has to wonder just how much play time it has gotten.ship
Well I think that "scratch" was probably not a good description, its more like a place where a scratch has caused the finish to peel and even the cosmetics of that does not bother me but I am hoping that it does not "spread" and so was wondering if some kind of sealer would prevent this. If I was not so compter challenged I would post a picture but I do really appreciate an answer from someone. Thanks
So are talking about a patch of the finish missing, which still is not really a big deal at the end of the day. The best thing you can do then is to either just leave it or take it to a tech/luthier to have a look and see what they think. Sorry but I do not think the best place to get advise for something like that is on the open forum, we are not there to evaluate it in person and even pictures can be misleading and if you do it wrong the first time could be more damaging.ship