Topic: N(to me)GD
So, I found a Takamine GS330S advertised on CL. They're $300 new and the seller was only asking $75. The town was only 40 miles away, so I took a chance.
The guitar is a solid cedar top with laminated sides and back and it looked great. No dings, no scratches, nice satin finish. Beautiful tone from the cedar top. More of a mellow sound than my Fender spruce top. I fell in love and took her home.
Once home, I noticed the saddle was almost non-existent. Took it to a local (60 miles the opposite direction - gotta love Iowa) shop and discovered it really needed some work. The neck was a little underset, but I didn't have them fix that as it wasn't worth the cost. Adjusted the neck relief, did some fret work, shimmed the saddle, cleaned the fretboard, and put on new strings. $150 and a week later, I had her back.
Just goes to show, if something seems to be too good to be true, it probably is. I figure I'm still a little ahead of full retail and I'm really enjoying getting to know her.
Sorry no pics, yet. I'll try.
Philippians 3:13, 14