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Not a bad price if it's in ok condition.


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Guitar looks fine. Don't worry about the strings. Whoever put the strings on simply didn't bother to trim the ends, or to artfully coil them. Sometimes you're just in a hurry. Some folks think it's macho and pro to leave 'em straggling.
 

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label reads "korea."

still might be worthwhile.

just play it before purchase. make sure it's not warped.
 

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label reads "korea."

still might be worthwhile.

just play it before purchase. make sure it's not warped.
Yeah. They should include a picture of the fingerboard and strings from the side, so you can get some idea what the action is like.

I used to leave strings like that sometimes. I thought of it as more folkie/hippie than macho/pro, but it was a bit of an image thing in any event. No functional effect either way.
 

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I have a DG 14s that has been my boon companion for about 15 years. Made in China it seems on looking at the label right now. I think I paid about $300 or thereabouts new.
 

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I'd meet at a reputable guitar shop and have it looked at before making any final decisions. I've been burned on used acoustic guitar purchases before.
 

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Check the top by sighting down the neck. I don't know about Houston, but here in the winter dry/summer humid climate of New England, guitar tops move around a lot if the climate isn't well controlled (generally by keeping the guitar in a hardshell case with a good guitar humidifier). The bigger the guitar, the more of an issue it is. Unless the top is plywood, in which case forget everything I just said.


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Our weather is tough on stringed instruments. Its the heat, and humidity, and sunlight. If the instrument remains in the house it will be OK - we all have air conditioning running regularly for three seasons, and a lot in winter, or the humidity plus heat destroy your home with mold.

Once you move from one air-conditioned space to another, it is really tough. Especially with a classical guitar, since the heat and sun will stretch the strings out.

My fifth-grader just finished trucking a cello, in a good case and bungied to a hand cart, on his walk to school two days a week for school strings practice/lessons. They were diligent about tuning almost everyday - that is a lot of tuning - the teachers did not want the ids messing up the tuning, so the teachers (plus a HS volunteer) did all the tuning for violins, violas, and cellos. Kudos to the teachers.
 
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