Gear Description After Major Ding

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  1. NBlair930

    NBlair930 Gold Supporting Member

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    If an S-type boutique guitar was MINT but then got an unfortunate major ding on the top edge that is visible from front view, what would the current description now be considered?
     
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    RayBarbeeMusic Silver Supporting Member

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    Major ding on the front, see pic (and include a high res pic from close up).

    What NOT to do: I recently saw this in an ad, all same add, different paragraphs: Mint! Pristine! Used, not perfect. Excellent.
     
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    Listings that are very good, excellent, or mint are all the same to me.
    The most important thing is good pictures with an accurate description.
    To answer your question, it would seem to fit the Reverb definition of very good.
     
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    I try to be as honest as possible when selling anything The last thing you need is negative feedback, a return, and most of all it’s just the right thing to do. I would make sure to show a picture of the blemish or whatever is wrong with the guitar so the seller knows. It’s hard to say what I would list it as without seeing the ding. If it really was major, but having no effect on the overall structure of the guitar I would describe it probably as “good” condition. But it’s tough without seeing it.
     
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  8. Jimmy R

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    In my opinion, "mint" means flawless, "very good" means scratches that can only be seen in the light and very minor, if any, fret wear, and "good" means noticeable wear that affects finish and/or playability, but can still be gigged. I would consider yours "good."
     
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    Id rate it good condition.. I always rate my guitars one step below what I think it is.. the buyers usually rejoice when they see its better than they expected..
     
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    I would just post clear, close up pictures of the damage and state it as having finish damage. Once you start trying to describe it, you open up the likely hood of misinterpretation and/or disagreement. For better or worse.

    Either way, it's no longer mint.
     

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