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Buying a Used Guitar... Should I?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chuckster, Jun 2, 2020.

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  1. KevinB

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    Meet with the guy, try out the guitar, if you like it, buy it. If you don't feel comfortable shaking hands then don't.

    If you are curious about how important social distancing really is, turn on the nightly news. It doesn't seem to be a big issue anymore.
     
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    Those critters probably freeze in Alaska.
    Tokyo just issued stay at home order after new spike.

    FYI..We will have for quite awhile.,
    but, dont want to get into it.
     
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    Well if you don't want to get into it, then why the FYI? That seems like the opposite of don't want to get into it.

    Tokyo is not Cape Cod. Also, what this guy is asking is, should he meet with someone who carries the antibody. I think yeah, he probably should. But I don't want to get into it. ;)
     
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    The virus needs a host (i.e., human) to survive. so if you feel off about it, wear gloves to go with that mask. And wipe it down with something like Lysol wipes before you load it in your car. When you get home, leave the guitar in an isolated part of the house for a couple days and don't touch it. Best if everyone stays completely out of the room it's in.
     
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    Probably okay, don't lick the guitar or seller.
     
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    Wow, I thought I was cautious. If you're really worried, leave it in a case for a few days, pull it out, clean it and play it. A few weeks??? Do you wipe down your groceries with bleach when you bring them home? Someone set them on the shelves. Do you touch the mail? How many people sorted that?

    Don't get me wrong, I don't think this is a hoax, I take precautions and I wear mask and gloves in public, and practice social distancing, but as other people have said, just use a little common sense and you'll be fine.
     
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    Nows your chance to ask the seller to knock a couple bucks off the price.
     
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    And it's already been said, but it cannot be overstated. Don't lick anything that is not expressly made to be licked.

    I'm doing my part too. We're all in this together.
     
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    Let's see the guitar, yours will do for now. The virus dies, just be careful until then.
     
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    Am I the only one here who is interested in the type/kind/quality/condition of the "Guitar"?

    Lost_N_Austin
     
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    No. You are not.
     
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    Be extra cautious if it's a nitro finish, because that lets the wood breathe, and thus the guitar body could be infected...
     
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    ^This^ Both of you wear gloves and a mask. Stay six feet apart. Examine the guitar. Put it in the case. Thoroughly wipe down the case. Don't take it out of the case for five days. That's PLENTY of time and the virus will be neutralized. Try not to get caught out after curfew so you don't get arrested, gassed or shot.
     
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    According to the Creeping Crud Handbook the Crud can live on surfaces for five days. I'd say that's exceptional, probably hype but what do I know?

    I'm tryin' to remember how alcoholic hand sanitizer needs to be. I think the number is 70% or 140 proof. We have a distillery near here that's turning out hand sanitizer instead of vodka.

    Bear in mind that high proof alcohol will mess up a nitrocellulose lacquer finish.

    Ultra violet light seems to work. Five days in a guitar stand in front of a window should do the trick. Or give it five days and turn it around for another five. Cook it good.
     
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    I'd still go for it. I would just not lick things and make sure any open wounds are properly dressed and covered.
     
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    I guess since the OP is from Cape Cod I hadn't thought of this angle. But as long as we're thinking about it, how will you know if the guitar wasn't looted property?
     
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    Just two or three days on the guitar at most, but the seller can still be carrying it for a couple of weeks.
     
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