Not a bad idea. I did talk to a person at a very reputable shop and they said that Gibsons break all the time and that they charge $100 but that finish repair is extra. I plan to bring it in this Saturday and see what my options are.If you do keep it, by all means, please, please, put a stinger on it.
Like i said before, if you're going to sell it, sell it as is.Not a bad idea. I did talk to a person at a very reputable shop and they said that Gibsons break all the time and that they charge $100 but that finish repair is extra. I plan to bring it in this Saturday and see what my options are.
Exactly.Like i said before, if you're going to sell it, sell it as is.
that said, That's a heck of a nice guitar and with a proper repair (and I'd pony up for the proper refinish) it'll be better than new. You're going to lose $ either way, its just a matter of how you view it.
No doubt...You doubtless know the rule of thumb is that the selling price gets cut in half even with a well-repaired break. Most of us here don't find any detriment in a well-repaired break, but the market is the market... Most of us love finding a guitar with a clean break because we expect to pay half. Maybe you'll get lucky, but that seems to be the way it goes. Sorry.
Plays and sounds great and I bought it because it was all gold and the price was lower than any other new or used 335 I was seeing online. Don’t like Grovers, too much mass, they probably contributed to the break as well. The 57 pups sound great but I like the idea of custom buckers more, an emotional rather than logical response. Would have liked an ABR1 rather than Nashville, nickel rather than chrome (don’t ask). And the weight was close to 8 1/2 pounds and I would’ve liked it a little lighter. It was my first 335 and I really liked it despite the shortcomings. 335’s sound good at home to my ear but are a little dark when played with a band. I’m thinking that I might get it glued and have Klusons put on and some 59 Tributes put in. I really like those pups. I might turn it into a beater and stop worrying about it, just play it.BTW...I never saw an all gold 335.
Would you mind saying why you didn't bond wit it, but feel that there are things you could change to make it a player?
I would think that such an instrument would need no more than a setup to be damn near perfect.