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I am considering buying a particular solid cedar top acoustic, but it has some damage near the sound hole (Otherwise, I don't think there is any concern I have).

damage near sound hole

Is that too much damage (particularly becaute it almost spans a section from the sound hole to the edge) ?

Should I repair it or get it repaired (or not worry), and if so, how should it be repaired ?

Thanks

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If the damage is as shallow as the picture suggests, don't worry. If it's deeper than it looks, maybe worry. Take it to a guitar technician.

  • Ok, I will get it checked, just to be on the safe side, thanks. – Andrew Dec 18 '17 at 9:02
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That looks superficial. It most likely won't make any difference to the sound or playing of the instrument. I'd leave it like it is, as it won't be cheap to have it repaired.

  • Thanks for your suggestion - as I am not too familiar with the nature of the wood, etc, so I will go with the other sugestion to get it checked. – Andrew Dec 18 '17 at 9:04

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