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Old 01-17-2019, 01:07 PM
Pura Vida Pura Vida is offline
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When I get a new guitar, I go through a visual inspection and cleanup. I change the strings, wipe it down (also a fan of Lizard Spit), oil the fretboard and bridge... basically, give it 30-60 minutes of TLC. I play it and take note of any concerns (in my amateur eyes, ears, and hands) before taking it in to my local luthier for his inspection, setup, and any other work. He is much more experienced than I, and a second set of eyes is always a good thing.

I have a used dread in-transit to me now, so I'll be doing this again next Wed/Thur.
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