#1
I am looking at potentially buying a damaged guitar that I saw online. Is the damage in these pictures fixable? Or is it something that might not be a big issue, like just a crack in the finish?

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Here is a description from the sellers.

"This guitar got damaged in shipping. It has a crack where the neck meets the body, as shown in photos.

We tuned and played this guitar. It plays great. Sounds awesome. The neck is straight with no fretwear. All the electronics work fine.

PLEASE note that this is item is being sold "AS-IS", for parts or repair. If you are a skilled repairman or know of one, then this is a great item for you to bid on.
We WILL NOT accept any returns, for ANY reason. All sales are FINAL.

The auction photos and description allow you, the bidder, to see what we KNOW is wrong with this item. Other things may be wrong that we are not aware of. We are not techs or repairmen."

The seller is a company not a person, a top rated seller with 99.8% positive feedback on over 18000 transactions.
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#2
Looks like there could could be some neck joint damage there. How much is it going for?
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#3
every thing can be fixed... looks like alot of trouble to me...
the neck, as I can see , is a set neck ( on a strat? rly? what is it?) it will be harder to fix
I would not invest unless he will sell it for extrimly cheap price
#4
I can't tell from the pictures if its just the finish, but
what guitar is it and how much do they ask for it?



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#5
It is a set neck. It's a $350 guitar currently going for $100 on ebay. Ordinarily I would have passed this up without much thought, but it just so happens that this particular finish has been discontinued. And I really want it with this finish.

I've been looking around for a few days and this damaged one is the only one I've been able to find. That combined with the very low price made me interested to see if this was something that could be fixed reasonably easily, or something that wouldn't affect the playability of the guitar.

Also I would like to point out that this is a top rated ebay selling company, so I trust their description about the current playability of the guitar. That doesn't mean I have any illusions about what the crack could do to it in the future though.
Quote by lefty_strat_str
Only buy guitars that have had their wood harvested from the north side of the tree, during the summer solstice, by virgin druids suffering from dwarfism. Next stupid question, please.
#6
If it's the actual neck joint and you have to get someone to fix it then you may as well go out and buy an undamaged one for $350.
#7
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If it's the actual neck joint and you have to get someone to fix it then you may as well go out and buy an undamaged one for $350.


believe me, if they hadn't been discontinued I would be doing just that. And not even be considering this one. And if it seems like this one will be more hassle than its worth I'll still pass it up. I'll just be sad.
Quote by lefty_strat_str
Only buy guitars that have had their wood harvested from the north side of the tree, during the summer solstice, by virgin druids suffering from dwarfism. Next stupid question, please.
#8
looks like the neck has has a bit of a wrench to break the finish in that pattern, at the very least it looks like the neck joint has been weakened. If that's the case fixing it will probably involve breaking the finish more and possibly having to refinish parts of the whole of the guitar which most likely finding an expereinced guitar finisher to mix up the correct color match, by which time you could buy/make a body blank and have it finished in the same fashion for the same price.
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