Whatever damage your guitars have undergone over the years, we doubt any of it runs quite as deep as this infested electric guitar that’s recently gone in for repair.
A video posted by Ecuador repair shop Guitars Clinic (opens in new tab) documents the horrifying moment where a chunk of finish is taken off only to reveal a family of woodworm feasting on the guitar’s innards. It’s a novel form of weight relief, if nothing else.
The initial clip was shared with the caption “This is awesome”, before a follow-up video lamented “They are everywhere” (opens in new tab), showcasing the extend of the damage across the body.
That guitar, by the way, is a Yamaha RGX 521, although we’d wager the woodworm didn’t come as standard on the spec sheet.
We’ll be keeping a keen eye on what happens to this one...