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Old 09-24-2023, 01:55 PM
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I recently bought a D41 with two nicely repaired top cracks. Itís really nice, but I found a large repaired back crack with 3 cleats inside the seller donít know about since he bought it after it was repaired and didnít notice (it took me a week to notice it). Sort of returning the guitar, what would be a fair refund for the additional repaired back crack?

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My fingers are at each end of the crack:

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For me, guitars with multiple cracks give me a lot of pause - and if it were me I'd want the whole thing to be pending on my tech taking a look at it to make sure there aren't any other hidden issues (braces, lifted frets etc) Then I'd go from there.
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I was tempted to make an offer on that guitar, if it’s the same one I saw
Do not really see the repair in the photo but still it’s undisclosed

I would shoot for 2 bills but would take 1 if it is a great sounding and playing guitar. I agree it should be evaluated first by a qualified tech before any final decisions
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Old 09-24-2023, 03:15 PM
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For me, guitars with multiple cracks give me a lot of pause - and if it were me I'd want the whole thing to be pending on my tech taking a look at it to make sure there aren't any other hidden issues (braces, lifted frets etc) Then I'd go from there.


Iím very familiar with the luthier who did the repair work so I donít have any additional concerns. The repairs are really well done.
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I was tempted to make an offer on that guitar, if itís the same one I saw
Do not really see the repair in the photo but still itís undisclosed

I would shoot for 2 bills but would take 1 if it is a great sounding and playing guitar. I agree it should be evaluated first by a qualified tech before any final decisions


Click on photo 2 so itís large and itís easy to see. But well repaired and fifth smooth. I only noticed it because you can see it when moving the guitar in the light.
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Old 09-24-2023, 05:44 PM
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To repair that crack would cost about 100 bucks then you might want to add a bit for the fact that it would hurt resale value. The repair looks to have been well done.. So double it? 200 bucks? I don't really know.
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My concern would be the underlying cause of the crack(s). Since there is no visible damage to the finish in your pics, my first thought is humidity issues - which - might underlie pending issues....... I agree with others, a careful examination by a qualified luthier, and if found sound, $200 - 400 in compensation for the reduced resale value. Personally, unless you re getting an extraordinarily reduced price for the guitar, I would pass.
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I figured out the cause of the back crack. Impact. The price was good already and weíve come to an agreement on a partial refund. Iíll just enjoy the guitar and have a D41 I can comfortably gig with.
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