NGD. Need quick advice ... see poll.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Obsessed, Nov 11, 2019.

How long before opening?

Poll closed Nov 11, 2019.
  1. Eight hours as if it is a $6000 acoustic guitar.

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. At $169, who cares?

    9 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Since it is plywood construction, wait an hour.

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  4. Be conservative and split the difference and wait 4 hours.

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  1. Obsessed

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    Yeah, this is the issue. Half an hour? Why does everyone come up with a different length of time?
     
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  2. LeftFinger

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    Open the danm thing :rolleyes:
     
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  3. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    What I actually do with a new winter arrival guitar I'm dying to see is open the durn box outdoors and check it out.
    Then box it back up and set it aside for the night if it's really special.
    Just OK and it might wait while I cook dinner.
     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Uh, because we can't all agree!
     
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  5. Obsessed

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    The Firefly thread that @FenderGyrl started is what got me interested, since I have been wanting to dive into P-90 land for the heck of it. Of course then she posts a pic of a Grote jazzbox that is sold the same way as the Firefly. So, I uncharacteristically pulled the trigger. At least with using Amazon ....

    BTW, I like your temperature concept.
     
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  6. Obsessed

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    Yeah, I know we can't all agree, I was just hoping for some sort of logical, time tested, universally accepted advice. Okay, I know that was a stoopid expectation.:lol:
     
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    Poll is closing in 12 minutes. Over 60% is saying one hour or less, which I have already passed.

    This is getting very exciting.:)
     
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    Well, you asked at 8:51 and it's 10:40.
    14 votes for an hour or less and 9 votes for 4 hours or more.
    Conclusion?

     
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    Haha I have been waiting since you said you bought it on the @FenderGyrl thread and am anxious to hear how it is, so can't even imagine how excited you must be!
     
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    It's a bloody laminated hollow-body. You could have opened it yesterday and it would be OK!
     
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    Okay, I liked the idea of allowing warmer air into the box. Being the nature of the beast with all sorts o issues with these guitars and thus a good chance of returning, I didn't want to cut or drill the box. So, I cut the packaging tape all around the the seam.
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    Actually, I was hoping to hear that about two hours ago.:lol: It makes total sense to me, but I am a retired engineer, so what do I know?:D
     
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    Honestly..
    If a guitar is poly coated and not nitro,
    Is it really necessary to leave it in its box for more than an hour or two.

    Just wondering?
     
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    The box came perfect and it was carefully on top of other boxes in the UPS contractor's 4WD SUV, so I am very hopeful.
     
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    That is exactly what I am wondering.:confused: Of course, this is all your fault ya know.;) Although, I must spread the blame to all of the other TDPRI enablers as well.:lol::lol::lol: I am not @blowtorch buying every darn pointy guitar out there that I see. This is the first cheap guitar I have purchased since ... my first guitar many many moons ago. Once I got my MIM strat, I have never gone back to the dark side.:rolleyes:
     
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    Oh, so now you tell me this after waiting patiently for a couple hours.:rolleyes:;)
     
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    Cut the tape to let warm air in...
    CHECK
    Set it off to the side of a heater vent...
    CHECK
    Wait about 2 hours..
    CHECK
    Use a Turkey Thermometer...
    CHECK

    OPEN BOX
     
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    Poll is closed. Over 59% of responders say 1 hour or less and it has been about 2 1/2 hours since delivery.

    Let the TDPRI poll rule the world. I'm opening it.
     
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    Was there condensation or frost on the outside of the box when you received it?
    If not, I wouldn't worry at all, it is a laminated instrument and the strings aren't usually tuned to pitch.

    Mine was a couple of steps flat when I unboxed my Grote Century.

    The box was pretty lightweight with minimal packing, had a bit of cosmetic scratching where the bridge shifted during transport, but I buffed most of it out.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Lets us see it!!!
     
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