Ecuadorian repair shop Guitars Clinic has uploaded a video on their Facebook page that reveals the moment they found a woodworm infestation inside a Yamaha guitar that was in for repair. Yes, bloody woodworm!
The moment that they flick off a piece of the guitar’s finish to reveal an infestation of woodworm is particularly gross. The Yamaha RGX 521 that was being repaired was in pretty bad shape anyway, but this family of woodworm has really done a number on it.
Could this be the new relic look for 2019? I certainly hope not. Or maybe this could be a new, organic method of weight relief for those players moaning about guitars being too heavy? If you find yourself wondering if your guitar has somehow got lighter, you may well want to go check for these critters as they could be eating away all your lovely tonewood!