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« on: May 27, 2017, 09:53:12 PM »

 There are some beautiful guitars out there with marvelous inlay along the fretboard. But it got me thinking. How do you play one of these instruments and not worry about fretwork. Does all that inlay eventually wear down and need to be replaced? Clearly I'm talking about years of play but when you're spending thousands and thousands of dollars I  wonder......is this a real concern?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 10:00:42 PM »

Don't be concerned the inlays are thick enough to stand the test of time.Unless you dig your finger nails into the fretboard.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 10:13:06 PM »

 Thanks for the info. I was just looking at the LV10/50 anniversary and it just got me wondering. So in car terms  could that guitar be your "daily driver" without worry about wear and tear?  I'm not talking about being in a band, playing outside etc. just playing in the home.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 12:51:27 AM »

I had an LS10 and gigged on it for 4 years and never had a problem.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 01:01:25 AM »

My goal is to find the time to play for that to be ever a consideration - Play the 50th and enjoy its really what it was built for!
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 02:58:01 AM »

A day has not gone by since I took delivery of the 50th Anniversary that I have not played it, at least 3 hours each and every day. I intend to keep doing that for the rest of my life, or until I can no longer physically play it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 05:52:57 AM »

I've had mine going on forty years. The inlay doesn't wear, wood finger board yes.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 12:04:43 PM »

I've had mine going on forty years. The inlay doesn't wear, wood finger board yes.


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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 09:44:56 PM »

I agree that you shouldn't worry about it.  I've played a lot of older guitars and have never seen inlay wear down.  Occasionally, one might pop out, but that's mostly on cheaper instruments.  The wood will wear long before the inlay does.
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