So, I was very careless when rubbing my soloist with the microfiber cloth last night and scratched it. Being the anal person I am about my stuff, I am going to have a luthier look at it. I would love for fiddleshop to fix it but I’m afraid shipping to and from there is cost prohibitive. Is this a major repair job or maybe a 1 hour labor job. Hoping for good news from a local luthier I’ve dealt with and trust. What’s everybody’s opinion.
You might be able to fix it yourself. Ask Fiddlerman if you can send him a picture and he may be able to advise you. If it is big or deep, you might not want to attempt it yourself, but let him or a local luthier do it. I could not imagine a superficial scratch would be that big of a job. I have fixed scratches on furniture before, and they are usually pretty simple to take care of.
The first scratch I put on my fiddle really upset me. Then, I started to look at it as a first scratch on a new car. %#@! is going to happen. A scratch or nick here or there is going to happen. It shows you are using the instrument. JMHO