refinish question

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  1. splatter

    splatter Senior Member

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    I posted this in the luthiers corner as well . How much would an R0 depreciate due to a refinished top?
     
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    splatter Senior Member

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    I'm looking at buying one thats been refinished.Suppose to be origional other than that .refin was to change color of top
     
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    Left Paw Senior Member

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    If you buy it right, at this time, you shouldn't have to take a hit on re-sale later.
     
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    splatter Senior Member

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    Just got pics , refine looks horrible , wouldn’t buy it with your money
     
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    splatter Senior Member

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    Thanks for the reply’s
     
  6. Who

    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    I'll buy it for $800.
     
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    :photos: sight unseen i bid $900


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    Cjsinla Senior Member

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    Are we even sure that it’s a real R0? We definitely need pics.
     
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    I'd agree -- that's decent buying advice.
    The whole thing about, "It's my guitar and I'll do whatever I like to it" works really well right up to the point where you're now trying to make it someone ELSE's guitar. He's narrowed his audience for that guitar down considerably and if you're standing there with cash in hand, he's a lucky seller and probably needs to drop that price quite a bit compared to an all-original guitar.
     
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    Unless it's a superior pro refin done for a reason, it's a major detriment. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase a refin at an appropriately low price, as I would then do a proper finish to my liking, and bank the savings. It is often pretty easy to do a better finish job that Gibson did originally, so I'm all for it myself -- but the market is not.
     
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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    Thats the irony of refinish causing such a drop in resale value.

    Plenty of folks can beat a factory finish. At a price of time and materials.
     
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    Where's the pic and the seller?? We all want to get our lowball offers in!! (seriously.)
     
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