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Thread: NGD: Blue X3000

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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by matsickma View Post
    As damage goes I don't think a loose fret board is going to drop the value of the guitar like a split neck or cracked headstock. Actually it might imply the workmanship at Guild didn't bond the fretboard correctly. Probably a good thing in hindsight to prevent a snapped neck. If the fretboard bond is redone properly and finish touched up professionally the guitar value will remain high for a select group of Nightengale enthusiast regardless of the repair. Thats how I see it.
    I agree as it's actually the same with collector cars. I was trying to figure out how to say that myself, but the thing I was forgetting is that the guitar itself (like some cars) is only going to have that value to a narrow but knowledgable buyer niche.
    If that niche grows then it'll probably gain value too.

    "Wrecked Jaguar" or "Ultra rare low production wrecked Jaguar"?
    40 years ago that would have been a $10,000 car at best, in running condition and ready to race.
    Probably not even that because vintage racing wasn't really on the radar yet and the car wasn't even street-legal.

    At least that X-3000's streetable.
    Last edited by adorshki; 12-05-2017 at 08:48 PM.
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    Senior Member DrumBob's Avatar
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    I can recommend a great luthier, David Petillo, in Ocean Twp. You'll never know it was cracked after David gets done with it.
    Former Guild employee and proud owner of an '82 F-30 acoustic, a '17 S-200 and a '15 Starfire IV.

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    That crack, though heartbreaking to be sure, should not be difficult to fix. Choose a luthier that is skilled in repairing lacquer and you will never be able to spot the repair. I would not recommend a violin specialist as they use a varnish finish which requires a completely different skill set.
    1958 T-100, 1964 S-50, 1976 S-300 (bolt-on neck), 1977 D-25, 1977 S-300, 1979 S-300A, 1983 S-25, 1987 Nightbird (spruce top), 1988 D-15, 2001 Blues90, 2002 Bluesbird P90, 2014 Aristocrat

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