Ah, sorry to hear about that dude, just look at it this way. It's just character in the guitar. It's got personality to it now. As far as scratches go, well, let's just say I learned why not to play a guitar without a shirt when you've got a belt with a metal buckle on it.
The Gods Made Heavy Metal, And They Saw That It Was Good
They Said To Play It Louder Than Hell, We Promised That We Would
Whatever you do, don't eat limes. A friend of mine ate a lime once and BAM!! Two years later. Herpes.