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Old 02-11-2019, 12:31 PM
Alan Carruth Alan Carruth is offline
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Let me put it this way: I know a lot about ports, and their advantages are clear in certain circumstances. I make guitars with ports when the customer wants them. I don't build ported guitars 'on spec'.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:20 PM
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Hi ld

We once lived in a nice home, and when it came time to sell it, we had to update the carpets, the floors, the counters and a ton of stuff we never got to appreciate. We committed to a new approach to our houses, fix it up and live in it.

If you wouldn't have a sound port (side port) in your guitar, it's sure not going to add much value to it when you re-sell it. It's probably in the same category as a pickup already installed in a guitar, or having switched the saddles from man-made to bone. The buyer may even ding you for it.

For me buying a guitar with a pickup in it (even if it's one I'd install in it) is not going to cause me to move my limit I'd pay for it. And a I'm not buying a guitar because of the side port, but for the way it plays, resonates, sustains, and projects.

I cannot think of anything someone would normally add to a guitar when selling it that would cause the value to rise to the point they'd even break even.




All of this. Great post.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:47 AM
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The other possibility is that you'd see/hear the guitar in a new light, and decide to keep it.

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