found a Gibson hummingbird acoustic but has a couple a cracks. Should one steer clear? Or for the right price should one buy and mend it? Will attach a few pictures
That's a very good idea. Keep us informed of how it goes. We're always interested in progress reports.Thanks! Yeah lack of humidity for sure. Going to leave it in a humid environment for Awhile until wood takes in some moisture and see if the crack will close up somewhat. Take it day by day, not in any rush at all. Still sounds fantastic, but to bad it had to happen.
Yeah exactly my thought too. But being that there is a crack in the back, maybe humidity and being to forced when restrung?OP, in your crack photo it is worth mentioning that the crack is dead in line with the low E pin hole.
It may be that that pin was brutally driven in at one time in the instrument's life.
Something to watch for when you restring?