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Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Olympus Mons, Aug 28, 2017.
Fixed, so you can sleep tonight.
IMHO, nitro lacquer is more prone to finish cracks than poly. If the Elitist is poly finished I wouldn't take a chance on it. Poly is more pliable than nitro. Thus it is less likely to get a finish crack than the more brittle nitro. With either finish, there has been movement at the neck joint. A nitro guitar might finish crack with only a slight bump that wouldn't compromise the glue joint. Poly would require a harder "whack" to crack the finish, and that whack has a 50-50 chance of having damaged the glue joint. As far as I can find out, there is no non-destructive way to determine this.
You guys should know that someone else on this forum actually bought the guitar in question.
There's a thread about it around here somewhere.
Here it is: http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/two-goofy-looking-elitist-lp-customs-one-awesome-bargain.397695
Who, Thanks for your post as I did not know another member here bought the guitar with the finish (?) crack at the neck joint. We can't read all the threads on this board, can we? And as I said above, there is a 50-50 chance that the new owner got a good deal. As an investor, I know that is not such a bad thing.
I spend way too much time on here, for sure!
As for this finish crack....I'd buy it if I could examine in person, but not over the internet.
The new owner had it in his hands. I hope it works out OK for him.