I have a 1990 Guild d-30 that I was considering selling. The guitar has cracks in the finish that look a lot like the ones in this picture. They are on the front and back. What kind of reduction in value do these cracks cause?
Well that's good know. Thanks for the reply.I wouldn't discount it at all ... let someone play it, and let 'em chisel you down a few a bucks. In truly vintage guitars finish crazing doesn't reduce value by much, and if your guitar sounds like what a buyer is wanting, it shouldn't reduce your value by a whole lot.
That's my take as well. The lacquers used many years ago were not as flexible as modern lacquers. Finish checking on a newer guitar says to me at one point, the guitar was subjected to temperature extremes.It's called finish checking. Normal for a vintage guitar. For a 1990 model, not so much. I would expect a mild reduction in value, but not too much.