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would you buy a guitar which has had a broken neck

 
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sunshinewelly
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: would you buy a guitar which has had a broken neck Reply with quote

Have a chance to get a nice tokai ES 135 (most probably now a 150) for around ?600.

However when looking at the sellers posts i found out the guitar had a broken neck which has now been repaired

seller kept that quiet until i confronted him.

would you buy a guitar which had a repaired neck (my concern is the sellers lack of disclosure)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you had known straight away. If he had made it clear in his advert and how it was fixed or why it occurred. Then sure - at the correct reduced price - if it doesn't bother you - go ahead.

But because he's kept it hidden, just don't buy it out of principle. It's unlikely the case but what else could he be lying about?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I thought. Seemed very sneaky of the seller not to mention it. It was only almost before i paid that I found an old forum post of his saying neck was broken
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Lucke. Just for the principle and to avoid additional hidden flaws, don't buy it.

I have a Gib SG 61 reissue which I bought with a neck repair, but the seller told me about it and I even knew the luthier who did the job. No problem to date and I got it for a fair price.

My point is- the issue is not the repair itself. If it is well done, it should last forever. The problem is that the seller is not trustworthy (IMHO).
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ampmaker
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neck repairs can be done really well by a skilled luthier. But...

IMHO a neck repair on anything other than a collectible vintage/rare guitar ought to cut its value by at least 1/3rd compared to an identical undamaged guitar. So I'd want a very good price on a busted/repaired Tokai.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ampmaker wrote:
Neck repairs can be done really well by a skilled luthier. But...

IMHO a neck repair on anything other than a collectible vintage/rare guitar ought to cut its value by at least 1/3rd compared to an identical undamaged guitar. So I'd want a very good price on a busted/repaired Tokai.


Personally I wouldn't even pay 50% of the value on a busted neck guitar, but I would buy one if it was cheap as ^&*(.

The problem is that you never know how the repair has been done, and fixing a repair is harder than fixing the original break (sometimes it can't be done at all if the first repair was done by an amateur).

For me, 600 quid - no fookin' way I'm risking that amount on something like that, but that's just me. Why do it? Just scrape together a bit more money and get one that isn't broken...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not collecting guitars. IMO the neck repair is ok if done by a luthier known by me. Good players guitars wtih reasonable prices expected Offers accepted all the time. 600 quid is too steep depending on the manufacturing year.

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