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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by lespaul1968, Nov 11, 2019.
I Just cant believe 5 bids on this guitar.
Would probably stink up your fire place lol
That is a set neck G400. It is relic'd. I bet it goes for at least $200
But it comes with a gig bag!
Its more than reliced neck is snapped
Yikes, you are right....Pickups and tuners are about all that is salvageable.
not worth the shipping alone. Thats just my opinion.
Man that's not much guitar. And I hope your cold clears up soon, @lespaul1968.
Given the condition of the rest of the guitar, I don't hold much faith that the electronics are any good either.
at least with a bolt on neck, it could just be replaced...
gosh, I hope no one out bids me..
g400's usually have good pickups and those Grover tuners. Worth no more than the bid, but maybe he is a pickup customer = no shipping.
Or maybe he is a really good luthier.
Oh I see my typo in the post. Dont think I can fix it.
I think I could fix this and flip it honestly. I just resold one of these for $150 and nabbed it for like $60
I guess we all know around here one person's trash may very well be another's treasure, and being more and more aware of the current disposable mindset, maintaining still functioning objects is quite a rewarding and saving of something still offering potential.
This to say... Sure, the thing is overpriced, I'd give 30-40 euros max to the seller as the value of the hardware if it was local. It does indeed look like crap, but for the fair price, that's when the magic enters - some glue and clamps can fix it, and then you have a blank canvas to do your own thing - you're not ruining a fine guitar, you're actually saving what was out of order and giving it a new life.
Recently, I've finished the repair of a cheap classical guitar belonging to the feminine tuna of my college. The neck scarf joint had split apart and the strings had forced the fretboard, the only thing holding it together, to bow. It was worth nothing more than a pile of firewood at that point, and so I asked if I could just try and glue it back together, they're in need of more guitars and short of cash, after all. Clamps removed, it held together fine and the neck remained straight - good sign.
Only other problem of it was the missing saddle, and the bridge - made out of some sort of composite material that wouldn't bend - didn't followed the natural curvature of the top and unglued itself from it. I searched for the cheapest local replacement parts and quoted them on 8 bucks total for a new saddle and wooden pre-made bridge for it, which they accepted, after all you can't buy a guitar for that price. I've cleaned up the glue with a chisel and held it in place using weights while hoping the cheap top wouldn't collapse, given I don't have the proper clamps for the job. Again - job done surprisingly well! I'm just waiting for them to receive their order of strings and see if it holds together to share the progress around here.
This to say - even a piece of junk acoustic that was literally covered in dust and spiderwebs received a new chance to be used for a job, despite still being crappy, it's more than enough for it, and I was left with a rewarding feel that instrument will be able to continue being used for what it was designed to do, instead of being thrown away. I'm sure most around here will get that as well.