#1
Would this be ok just as a cheap travel guitar to go around with to play at peoples houses and outside maybe.

Will it last if looked after reasonably and also as I play barre or open chord stuff and not folk will this still be suitable.
#3
i've never heard of a guitar that didn't last for decades as long as humidity was dealt with. cheap guitars may need their tuners replaced at some point - not a big deal - and even a loose bridge is an easy fix.
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#4
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i've never heard of a guitar that didn't last for decades as long as humidity was dealt with. cheap guitars may need their tuners replaced at some point - not a big deal - and even a loose bridge is an easy fix.


True, guitars have a long life expectancy with proper maintenance and repair. However, there is the question of structural deformity, playability and neck resets. Neck resets are expensive, currently about $500, so aren't cost-effective on inexpensive guitars. So, IMO, it pays to get one with a high neck angle. That is, still plenty of saddle left when the action has been set low. This allows the saddle to be lowered as the guitar goes banana-shaped as a result of string tension over time. This applies to expensive guitars as well, unless they are covered by the original owner's lifetime warranty.
#5
yeah, but pretty much every guitar is going to need a neck reset in 20 or 30 years. and around here, neck resets are more like $700 unless you have a guitar like a taylor with a bolt on neck.
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#6
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unless you have a guitar like a taylor with a bolt on neck.


Which is why I like Taylors (though their tone isn't my cup of tea) and Bourgeois so much.

Some custom luthiers are also doing fully-bolt-on necks, and Collings are partially bolt-on. LaSiDo (Seagull etc) also use to be aprtially-bolt-on, but I read that they've gone to epoxy-jointed neck. I don't know if it's true, but it would be a big backward step if it is.