• NightwindKing

    Edwards FR-130GT - Crack near pickup?

    Alright so I can't post the link to the photo just yet because of the blcoker on this work computer (Ill do so at lunch), but a guy's selling an FR-130GT that looks beautiful except for a small crack in the laquer/paint/whatever between the tuner and the bridge pickup.

    Ill post the photo link but is this something that I ought to avoid like the plague? I mean it seems to be mainly cosmetic...but how much does it really effect the instrument?

    Thanks again for putting-up with my noob questions about guitar damage!


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    • slovakzombiehero

      That thing between the 5th and 4th bridge saddles? If that's what he was trying to take a photo of, then he needs a lesson on how to take an effective photo of something...

      It doesn't look like it's that bad, but it's in a weird place. I wonder how that happened.

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    • Spoonylove

      Either way, other than the previous owner being bad at changing strings, I see no issue. If the price is right, I wouldn't let that factor into your decision on purchasing it. Granted, if he's that bad at set-ups, he could've messed something else up as well, lol.

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    • Spoonylove

      Yep, a pencil should do fine.

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    • fistacuffs

      That crack looks really bad. from dive bombing the string saddle in to the wood.

      look how the floyd post is pulled forward. the trem is sitting far forward in the routing.

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    • slovakzombiehero

      Wasn't there an ESP Reindeer you were looking at for 880? I would be going after that if I were you...

      I don't think that crack is that big of a deal, it's more of a chip that a crack from what I can tell. But then again that's like diagnosing someone based on a youtube video. :|

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    • slovakzombiehero

      I understand your predicament, but I think you're overreacting about the crack, which like I said seems like some chipped off wood rather than a crack through the body or something.

      It's understandable that when you're paying a certain price you'd want your investment to be in the best possible condition, but when you buy used you have to take what you can get. I still think that Edwards is a good deal, and that you'll be happy with it.

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    • fistacuffs

      The crack is throwing you off. That is just a scratch probably and will never affect the playability.

      BUT

      1 Why is the d string saddle out so far that it put that scratch on the wood

      2 why do the floyd rose trem mounting posts look pulled forward. this would mean the wood surrounding the post would have to be doweled and re drilled.

      you should pull the bridge off and make sure the posts are perpendicular to the guitar. if not pass

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    • fistacuffs

      Reason i said anything was

      I wanted an old charvel at a great price but one of the floyd posts had streched (the wood around the post) into an oval shape so the whole bridge was crooked in the routing

      that is why it was for sale cheap.

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    • fistacuffs

      well, let the tits out of the bag

      whats this edwards look like

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    • slovakzombiehero

      The dude ragequitted the forums. Now we'll never know just how pointless all 14 of his fucking threads were.

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