#1
hey guys.... i might be buying an acoustic guitar its second hand and has a 6 cm long crack/chip... its on ebay.. they say it can be sanded down and is minor.

Is it easy to do? is it worth it, and would it affect the sound of the guitar? thanks
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#2
i would never trust people over the internet. why not just go to your local guitar shop and try out a guitar first hand?
#3
seriously

try SAMASH "THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MEGASTORE!"

samash.com

or samashmusic.com to find a store location near you
#4
i live in australia
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#6
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i live in australia


We have...
*Allans Music
*Billy Hyde Music
*Guitar Brothers
*Ellaways
*Musicians Pro Shop
*Guitar Centre
*Guitar Shop (Paddington)
*MANY other smaller stores

...all within bus distance of the city. Do some actual looking next time.
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#7
the guitar i might be getting is woth $800 and im getting it for $330..... I just need an acoustic to practice... Dont be so rude

edit: read the topic and answer ... how hard can that be?
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Last edited by gface at Feb 21, 2008,
#8
Quote by gface
the guitar i might be getting is woth $800 and im getting it for $330..... I just need an acoustic to practice... Dont be so rude

edit: read the topic and answer ... how hard can that be?


Well how are we supposed to know how bad the crack is, or if you have any sort of technical proficiency to fix it? Chances are, you're not a trained luthier and you don't have access to all the tools you need to fix the crack.

If the guitar has a crack, I'd be expecting to pay a LOT less than $330. I picked up a perfect condition Schecter 006 Deluxe for $280 with a hardcase, when RRP is $600.
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#9
What guitar is it? Where is the crack? Pics?
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#10
I'd say even if the crack looks minor, don't buy the guitar...
My suggestion is go to a guitar shop and play the cheaper accoustics. Like 50 of the same model. I did this for both my acoustics, the idea is that possibly after a while you will find an amazing guitar, great sustain, etc. It sounds unlikely, but I've got an 3/4 scale Ibanez "daytripper" acoustic that sounds a lot like my froend's martin. Not bad for a 22'' scale guitar.
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#11
even if it is a minor crack, it means that the guitar has been kept in poor conditions, probably too dry, and if thats the case, then it could get worse after you buy it, and the neck is probably slightly warped
#12
dont buy it. acoustic guitar wood is all that it has for tone, if its cracked, in any way, it will interfere with the grain, which will interfere with the vibrations of the strings passing through the body. its really not worth it, if you want soemthing to practice on, get something cheap thats not laminate. look for a cheap somethign or another with a spruce top and rosewood sides or something.