- Dec 26, 2011
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I have a feeling that that's what the appraisal was that came with the guitar that I purchased.
I just remembered - we've come full-circle: the Cowtown Tele had a Gruhn appraisal in the case! IIRC from about 2009, about 10% more than I paid for the guitar, and I believe done from photos and not in-hand. It was just 'case-candy' to me and inconsequential to the deal.
Look: I'm sure the 'appraisal from photos' thing comes with a massive disclaimer, and is suitable for insurance and not much else. I'd hope to not turn this into a Gruhn-bashing thread.
Any serious buyer or seller should try to do an in-hand inspection, preferably with 1 or more experts looking over their shoulders. The more pairs of eyes on it the better! Mistakes are still possible as my friends and I know.
When I bought this guitar I was promised a 24-hour inspection to return it if there was a problem with the guitar - I notified Jesse on the phone within 2 hours and reiterated the return the next day, but Cowtown answered me with silence and refused.