Sticker in acoustic hole.. remove or not?

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Member Since: May 10, 2007

strange question but i just got a gibson l4a j88 acoustic and i LOVE it.. the one thing is you can totally see the red sticker inside the sound hole.. it says "guaranteed from gibson" but its a used guitar.. any particular reason to keep this sticker? will it look strange and bare without it? just curious what you guys do..

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Ne'er ate 'er
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Since: Apr 05, 2006


May 31, 2008 01:22 am

Do NOT remove that sticker. Some friends of mine say it holds the guitar together. These guys drink Heineken, so they know what there talkin about

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


May 31, 2008 01:34 am

haha. i like the 'warning' symbol in herb's post.

i would remove the sticker if it annoyed me.

Hold 'Em Czar
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Since: Dec 30, 2004


May 31, 2008 02:38 am

i say keep it unless you think it's ugly

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


May 31, 2008 06:26 am

when i skated, i recall that i was concerned, at first, that my board would get damaged over time. i got tired of worrying about that, so i deliberately messed up my board by papering it with stickers and removing the rails (this was in the 80s, when rails were normal) so that the bottom of the deck would get messed up.

then my board quickly became like an old pair of comfortable shoes. i stopped caring about preserving it, and it got scars and became MY board. it was like an old pair of jeans by the end, that natas.

i became one with it.

remove the sticker, cliffriff-san.



Czar of Cheese
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Since: Jun 09, 2004


May 31, 2008 08:30 am

You paid a lot of money for that sticker...I say leave it.

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


May 31, 2008 08:31 am

i changed my mind. jim's right...

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Since: May 10, 2007


May 31, 2008 06:28 pm

haha i like the sticker..i will keep it.. changed my mind.. plus it has the serial number! also forty-mice i am astonishngly already one with this guitar! i actually feel like im cheating on my girlfriend im so into this god in instrument form

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


May 31, 2008 08:48 pm

Yep, that sticker could raise the value some day.

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


Jun 01, 2008 08:24 am

give me the sticker

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Since: Dec 23, 2003


Jun 01, 2008 10:33 pm

Keep it original. I would leave it.


Eat Spam before it eats YOU!!!
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Since: May 11, 2002


Jun 01, 2008 11:26 pm

EAT IT!!!!!!!

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


Jun 01, 2008 11:27 pm

put the sticker on yourself to raise your value

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Since: Aug 13, 2005


Jun 02, 2008 11:55 am

Keep the sticker but you could cover it with matt black card lightly stuck by the corners.

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jun 02, 2008 07:07 pm

Well if we wanna get all technical on it. Adding or subtracting anything from the standard way the guitar was built and sold will alter the sound. Some things will only alter it ever so slightly but it will alter it. Even a lousy little chunk of paper or cardboard will alter the sound. If you like it as it sounds now leave it if it does not bother you.


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Since: Jul 02, 2003


Jun 03, 2008 01:31 am

I'll trade ya a Takamine sticker for it. :D

Dan

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


Jun 03, 2008 05:56 am

if you are fat, your guitar will sound different than it would if you are skinny.


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Since: Aug 13, 2005


Jun 03, 2008 12:28 pm

And if you take viagra :)

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jun 03, 2008 12:47 pm

vintage PJK says leave it.

player PJK says pull it, if it detracts from people watching you, and wondering what the red sticker is in the soundhole.

If you'll never sell it, or never sell it as a vintage/original piece, then no worries.

If you can sell it for vintage coin, leave it.


bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Jun 03, 2008 05:16 pm

leave it, it gives it character.

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jun 03, 2008 09:05 pm

No wonder my guitar sound nice n round.

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Since: Aug 13, 2005


Jun 07, 2008 07:50 am

Hehe, then mine has too much middle!!

Ne'er ate 'er
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Since: Apr 05, 2006


Jun 07, 2008 10:25 am

And remember to never clip off the ends of the strings after you wind them on the pegs. These serve as antennae to receive inspiration from the muses.

At least that's what they tell me.

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Since: Jan 18, 2003


Jun 07, 2008 06:05 pm

lol!

i've been poked in the eye by those things before, which i'm told is an important part of the songwriting process

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
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Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jun 07, 2008 11:04 pm

true story...
years ago doing a gig, i was headbanging or something like that and i got my hair at the front of my head caught in the gastly intertwine that was my lazy guitarsts strings, they were sticking out in all directions from his head stock, anyway it ripped a fair chunk of my lovley locks out, leaving me with a premature balding patch.

Moral of the story...trim that forrest its so darn hairy!

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Feb 27, 2012 02:13 pm

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bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


Feb 28, 2012 03:12 am

wow, this was a great thread. Forty had me rolling! And my reply was so lame!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Feb 28, 2012 07:54 am

It was kind of humorous to re-read, gotta say.

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