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No, I am not going to tell you a scary story, or maybe I am if you own a guitar made with  HPL’s (high pressure laminates). Paper thin layers impregnated with phenolic resins that are heated under  a ton of pressure. Ok, a short ton. I live in the “Great Smoky Mountains”, well officially called the Rocky Mountains, but with all the fires the smoke is drifting in, one could easily get confused. I’ve noticed lately that my guitars seems to be going out of tune more often and the “oasis”  is constantly going dry and the camels are falling like flies. I was wondering if the high pressure over, Wait, wait, wait, high pressure, that’s what I was posting about, oh yea, high pressure laminates . When you “bang” one of these guitar, even though the HPL’s are rock hard, that also makes them very brittle, hit it on your oak chair when you get up and it could, kinda shatter. (if you work on Maggie’s Farm not that kind of shatter) HPL guitars could be impossible to fix like new, repairs are hard to hide, maybe a thick camo paint job would do. 
Think, Humpty Dumpty! 









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Oh my.... I hadn't really considered that.  I have a Martin Custom X series and I guess I've been lucky. 

That guitar has been through a lot! Brought it camping, down to the creek several times when we lived in TN.  Its been to at least four Guitar Gatherings. Although I'm not careless with it, it has gotten its fair share of bumps in its time! 

Hope yours is repairable!



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That’s one of the good things about them. They aren’t effected by the weather, rain heat or humidity or dryness like wood. They  are hard to scratch. Great for the camp fire. 

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