I am looking at an acoustic guitar on craigslist (Epiphone Masterbilt DR500R). When I meet up to play the guitar, what specific things should I check for? Like maybe things that people can overlook that can be bad?

I just want to be sure, I've had only great experiences with craigslist thus far, but I'm always paranoid that someone is going to completely rip me off.

Thanks in advance!
When you play it check every attached part (tuning keys, bridge, etc) to make sure nothing looks or feels loose. Check the neck to look for visible signs of warping, if their are cracks obviously make sure they're just surface, not anything that could be a structural issue. If you hear buzzing and you don't think its the frets make sure it isn't a bracing you can easily get it fixed, but you want to know what you're getting into. This isn't a big deal, but check fret edges to make sure they aren't sharp, I didn't do that once and I inadvertantly cut my hand up a bit and it was annoying.
Last edited by ePOWsa at May 18, 2010,