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JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 3241
edited July 30 in Guitar
Gorgeous Midtown with, er, a bit of an issue... any of you craftsman types have an idea how easily repairable this might be, and likely ££?

Gibson Midtown Standard Pelham Blue 2015. Inc Hard Case, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Upgraded Electrics
https://reverb.com/item/26534787-gibson-midtown-standard-pelham-blue-2015-inc-hard-case-seymour-duncan-pickups-upgraded-electrics?utm_source=ios-app&utm_medium=share
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 6166
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    calling Jon @FelineGuitars ;

    The issue is not just the cost on top of buying it at £399 but what it is worth after the work has been done - You'd probably end up cheaper buying a clean used example of that guitar - Just a silly throw it up in the air, but £300-500 worth of work on that inc the finish 
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  • teradaterada Frets: 4544
    MDPhillips will sort that right out. 
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 5325
    JerkMoans said:
    repairable?
    Certainly.

    JerkMoans said:
    likely ££?
    Bordering on uneconomic.
    Be seeing you.
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 3241
    What a pity: it’s a pretty guitar. Bad luck for someone :( 
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  • guitars4youguitars4you Frets: 6166
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    JerkMoans said:
    What a pity: it’s a pretty guitar. Bad luck for someone :( 
    agree the finish looks cool - You'd have no problem picking up a clean example at a good price, sooner or later - Probably not in that finish - But that looks like quite a bit of work and then a good refin/touch-up to hide the work
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  • HenrytwangHenrytwang Frets: 294
    Probably okay if you’re able to fix it yourself but paying for a repair would be very expensive. Probably better to look for a used but not abused one at a good price . I bought a used pelham blue one with a case on eBay a couple of years ago for not much money, ( can’t remember the exact price).
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 5433

    Your location shown as London, which won't help.  You could probably find a luthier outside of London who would be 20% cheaper than someone good in London.

    I guess it also depends on how good you want the cosmetics to look afterwards.  If you aren't worrying about touching up afterwards and hiding the work, it might be a bit cheaper.  That will affect resale though.  Resale will be bad anyway if you are being honest about the guitar's history.  Unless you are certain it's one that you will keep long term, you would be better off buying a clean one as you will get the extra back when you sell it on.

    The other alternative is to offer £250 for it.  That would give you more leeway in terms of the repair cost.  The worst that can happen is that the seller says no.

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  • WezVWezV Frets: 9254
    Easy to do a structural fix on that 


    but you wouldn't blend an overspray on that finish easily,so  would need to do the whole back to hide the cracks


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