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BlueJay BS: inside your guitar case (42) RE: BS: inside your guitar case 18 Oct 01

In the accessory compartment: Picks, slides, capoes, peg winder, tuning forks, a pre-amp and a bunch of old strings, and some new ones as well. In the main compartment: a strap, a tuner, a cleaning cloth and various old set lists and song lyrics, as well as collected business cards and phone numbers I'll need to call someday to see who is on the other end. I think I have a truss rod wrench in there somewhere, but I really didn't dig that deep.

I took the original sales reciept and warrantee card out about ten years ago, but that really didn't help much. I predict that within a few years I'll have to carry the case and the guitar separately.

Please forgive the thread creep, but I can't resist commenting on the exterior condition of instrument cases. Recently I looked at a used mandolin to possibly buy. Good hardshell case, but someone had used some sort of black tape, like duct tape, to try and conceal the worn out original black fabric covering. It looked pretty bad, but worse, adhesive seemed to migrate from the sides of the tape and stick to my fingers when I handled the case. Not conducive to good playing, IMO.

There is no fabric left on the edges of my six-string case. You see the plywood. Plenty of gouges on the top and back as well. Doesn't bother me in the slightest, as those dings would have been on the guitar if not for the case. Kind of like the gray hairs in my beard, I feel that I have earned the battle scars on my case. Thanks, BlueJay

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