New Mayones Duvell Finish Issue

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  1. Sdrizis89

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    I recently picked up a new Mayones Duvell 7 elite gothic on reverb. It showed up in mint condition and I absolutely love it. It plays and sounds great. After a few weeks of owning it and playing it I noticed a small area within the wood grains had no black finish and I could see the raw wood. I have some photos here. So my question is, why would this have happened if I did not drop, hit or do anything to the guitar to cause this? Could it be a defect from the factory? I am 100% sure that this was not like this when I had received the guitar. Like I said, it was mint.

    Anyone know how I can repair it?
     

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  2. stretcher7

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    That's a really wide grain there, the finish probably wore off from playing. It's where your picking hand is very active. My 2 cents.
     
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    Yeh that's exactly where you see that kind of wear.
     
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    Just honest play wear. On that guitar with that finish, it's only gonna get worse, or better depending on how you look at it. If you love the guitar, just play it and welcome it. I think it's gonna look cool eventually!
     
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    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Use a sharpie if it bugs you that much, swab it off with rubbing alcohol if you don't like the result
     
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    Had a similar experience with my first Regius. It had an oil finish on it, which was super sensitive. I ended up sending it to the Mayo factory and got it refinished with matte finish. It was a normal flamed maple top and not a gothic ash one though.
     
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    That is an extremely thin finish that showcases the grain of the wood, being that it's just a color on the grain it will wear away with playtime and eventually all look like this. If you want to preserve it, it's time to invest in some methods to seal the guitar's finish if you want to keep it looking like it did out of the factory.
     
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    +1 on the sharpie or even better, Birchwood Casey touch up pen. Test in small area first.
     
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    Interesting responses. I didn’t actually think this finish would wear like this, especially so quickly! I may try to touch it up if it gets worse. For now it isn’t a big deal. Kind of annoyed by it, as I’m not a fan of the wear and tear look, but I will survive. He guitars playability makes up for it for sure. Thank you guys for the input on this!
     
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    No way, don't use sharpie. It's a cheap fix that will just look cheap, not to mention that they always have that purplish tint that won't blend into an actual painted finish. You're better off using a wood refinishing pen.
     
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    This, this 1000x this. Honestly, a crayola black magic marker would be preferable to a Sharpie....and even then...nah.
     
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    Please don't do that to a 4-figure $$ guitar.
     
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    You have a lot to learn about "permanent" marker.

    It comes off with alcohol. Not sorta-off like paint or nail polish, but off-off in a single touch, like a dry erase marker.

    That's what makes it the preferred step #1 for minor touchups of anything and everything
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    who cares about some missing finish, it's proof that you're actually playing the damn thing
     
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    On some materials yeah Sharpie will wipe right off with some alcohol but not on raw wood. It may dilute the purplish hue a bit but you're prob not going to completely remove it from a porous surface like this.
     
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    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    There are people who do not play theirs and need proof? :confused:
     
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    You can see your pick scratches in the finish, gauged into the black paint in that picture. You have a hard playing right hand and are removing the finish with you pick. Own it. Wear the guitar and enjoy it. Don't be like one of these sissies that always has to have a pristine, wiped down, clean instrument. Guitars are meant to be played, and hard. Enjoy!
     
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    As stated above, you can see your pick scratches right above where the finish wore. That is no factory defect, that is lack of play control on your pick hand. It was damage caused by your playing technique. Own it.
     
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    I do pick extremely hard when chugging away. Especially live. Which makes sense that I noticed this for the first time right after my bands last show. After our set, another bands guitarist wanted to check out the guitar so I pulled it out for him behind the venue where we were hanging out and I had first noticed it. Regardless, he and the others loved the axe and how it played/felt. Im not too worried about the marks anymore but wanted to get some sort of clarification that it wasn't a defect. I've never owned a guitar with this type of finish and this is probably my 13th or 14th guitar in my arsenal. I should sell more of the others and buy more Mayones! Love the playability.
     

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