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Crack in the neck. Worth a buy?

EncoreBlade

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http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3309057050.html

Found a guy selling his Les Paul, which looks pretty nice, for $100 on craigslist. After texting him, he says it's been there since he bought it 6 years ago and hasn't really had problems with it. He also suspects it may just be a crack in the paint, but who knows. As far as the wiring problem goes, I'm sure that won't be too difficult as he says it just causes the guitar to do a slight hum.

Anyways, I'm checking it out tomorrow but I just wanted to know if it was even worth checking out. Here are some pics of the crack :


 

blong

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If it's a Gibson Les Paul, then for $100 it's worth it. All the issues can be fixed for probably around $100 - $150. It will be worth much more in the long run. If handled properly, that neck crack can be repaired and touched up so it looks like it never happened.

If you don't buy it, let me know. I'll buy it and fix it and play the hell out of it. That's barring any unseen issues.

Bob
 

EncoreBlade

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I plan to take it to a guitar tech and the only one I know is in SamAsh and Guitar Center so how much do you think they would charge? The guy also just texted me saying there were actually two cracks on each side so I'm not really sure about that.
 

cmatthes

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That's a piece of crap. I wouldn't pay $50 for it. That's a neck break that will cost more than the thing is worth to fix.
 

cherrick

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It's in Vegas? Take it to the guy they call from Pawn Stars tv show. Cowtown Guitars
 

Hawking

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I'd have trouble buying a Gibson with a neck break for that price

Just know it would bother me for the majority of time that I owned it
 

27sauce

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Yeah before I plug in I make sure all the furniture's coordinated...

Can't get those haunting mids with my chairs all out of whack
It speaks volumes to me. I wouldn't be bothered if I hadn't seen it, but I did...
Its just like this guitar. Probably a great guitar, but I'll never know.
 

erikzen

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It speaks volumes to me. I wouldn't be bothered if I hadn't seen it, but I did...
Its just like this guitar. Probably a great guitar, but I'll never know.
That is the funniest thing I've seen in a very long time.
 

shredmiyagi

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An epiphone? $50 max imo

I wouldn't bother unless I knew how to fix it myself. If you take it to a luthier, you'll be paying $150-200 for a proper fix anyway... And you'll have a guitar with a fixed crack. Just not worth it. A Gibson, sure, but I don't think you want that hassle, unless you also want to take a class on guitar repairs and maybe use that guitar as the test run... still, I'd sooner pay $50.
 

Hawking

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It speaks volumes to me. I wouldn't be bothered if I hadn't seen it, but I did...
Its just like this guitar. Probably a great guitar, but I'll never know.
:spit

Makes me wonder what awful things have been done to used guitars before I get my hands on them.......
 






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