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Old 02-27-2019, 08:56 PM
Bax Burgess Bax Burgess is offline
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Default A laminate top? Ouch.

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Old 02-27-2019, 09:45 PM
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Why are you saying that the top is laminate? Seems to be the only thing that ISN'T wrong with that one, to my eye...
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:45 PM
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Such robust cracks I'm guessing would travel much farther in a solid top. Not going to give it a try to make sure.
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:02 AM
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$450 for a classical with multiple serious cracks in the top?

That's a wall hanger at best no matter when or who made it
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:28 AM
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"Cool Vintage Condition"

That's a new euphemism . . .

They had a guitar at GC they described as "Vintage." My reaction was "That's not 'Vintage' that's just 'Old'."
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Old 02-28-2019, 07:37 AM
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Looks solid in this photo. Cracks appear to be glue or putty filled.

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Old 02-28-2019, 10:36 AM
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Yep, that exposed endgrain is solid.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:13 PM
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Yeah it's solid but it's junk. In flawless condition it's worth abut what they are asking. They never did have a reputation for sounding very good.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:20 PM
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"Surface cracks"??? Did Gibson always screw the bridge onto the soundboard, or was that a unique feature to the custom bridge that this particular guitar has? Are the screws "surface screws" that don't go all the way into the soundboard? Next time I need to sell something, I'm having this seller write the ad for me!

Note: I'm pretty sure the "laminate top" reference in the OP is because this looks like a laminate floor now that the solid top has all those "surface cracks" in it...well played, Bax, well played.
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:29 PM
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Maybe it's relic-ed?
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:48 PM
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If you look closely at the shot of the end of the soundboard, one of those cracks clearly goes through and looks to have been glued. Two of the cracks seem to originate from the screws that are holding down the bridge. Plus I can't even imagine how all those scratches got in the soundboard... that took effort.

Loved the reference to the "vintage chipboard case".

I would walk the other way.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:49 PM
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Guys be fair. Those are surface cracks. They are also disasterous, poorly repaired all-the-way-through cracks. But they're also surface cracks.



But seriously the wood screws through the apparently unglued bridge mean this thing is a basket case
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:17 PM
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Ya gotta love it! Condition Good (used). Like a line from the movie Miller's Crossing (Cohen Bros.). The Dane says, "Up is down, black is white, straight as a corkscrew".
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