This guitar is a factory authorized refurbished guitar. This guitar has a repair. Imagine this: you buy a beautiful and expensive guitar, brand new. You take it home, you play it for months…you bond with it…. then your cousin comes over and drops a phone on the top, causing a crack… What do you do?… you get it repaired by a luthier, and you play it for another 10 years. Repaired guitars have great character and are great bargains……
In addition to recovering, rebuilding, and refurbishing intermediate priced guitars and folk instruments from the last 30 years, we also sell factory authorized refurbished instruments, sourced through one of the largest instrument recyclers in the US. These are a great deal for anyone that wants a quality like new instrument with a limited budget. You don’t get an equivalent you get an original.
This is a professionally refurbished instrument. They mostly come from the factory, or from large dealers. Some instruments have flaws, like a paint glitch, while some need simple repairs, not visible, like repairing a lifting bridge or fretboard. Some have a repair that is visible but makes the instrument good again, like an acoustic with a cracked soundboard that needs repaired. Sometimes it gets rejected because the color is not quite right, or it was sold with accessories, and the factory ran out of accessories.
Unlike a new instrument, or typical used one, this instrument was completely checked out, and tested by factory authorized skilled Instrument Technicians (Luthiers). After it was inspected at the refurbisher by experts, then repaired and/or verified as “like new”, it was distributed to dealers like me, to get to smart customers like you. You get a great, as-new instrument, at a great price, less than discounted new! Why buy a cheaper knock-off when you can have a Genuine Guild for the same investment.
If there is any visible repair or flaw on any instrument we sell, we note it here.
This instrument has a visible repair on the top. When you look at the pictures, you can see a repair in the upper bout. That crack appeared in manufacturing, and was repaired by factory authorized luthiers, then sold as used to me as a dealer. The repair did not hurt the guitar….It sounds amazing…..but it has a visible repair.
Because of that, I am able to offer an incredible deal on this guitar.
By law, since it was handled after it was released, the instrument is marked as “Used” by the Refurbisher with a light stamp on the headstock, and assigned a new sticker serial number.
I offer my instruments at a fair price, but open the option for a best offer. I always reject lowball offers, but always consider honest ones. Try it; I may be in a good mood today!
Lorien Instrument Recovery
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