Norm Blake's $3 million D-28

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  1. Wrighty

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    The ultimate relic?
     
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    Get it, needs to be properly sorted.
     
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    Jack, fwiw, there may well be an alternative to removing that bridge. I never like to remove an intact bridge if there is another option. Of course, I have not seen the fault in the wood. That would be the main factor in whether or not the bridge had to come off. At any rate and imho, any such fault needs to be dealt with ASAP.
     
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    If you blow up the second picture I posted, you can see about a 1/4 inch crack coming straight out from the bass side of the saddle. It is a common problem with some acoustic guitars. I thought about putting an epoxy or superglue in the crack. but once it starts, I think it is only going to get worse. I could actually still string it up and play it, it hasn't gotten bad enough to affect the intonation, but I really don't know what would effectively save it from further cracking.
     
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    Jack, Do I see a crack on the treble side as well?
     
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    I had a Martin that developed a pretty significant crack in the bridge, and a local guy who used to actually build guitars glued, clamped it so successfully that it was invisible at least to me after the repair, and never gave a problem again. I kept the guitar for several years after the repair, and it was fine when it left.

    I'm thinking you know, if you have a good arm and happen to get a crack in it, you might not want to cut it off and install even a real good replacement.
     
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    no guitar is worth daily income of 3 milion children in south-east asia
     
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    I took a closer look at it after I saw this post and yes there is a tiny crack forming on the treble side, and it is starting to crack behind the saddle, as well. In fact, the biggest crack is behind the saddle, but it has opened up such a small amount I hadn't noticed either of the other cracks before.
     
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    but it is okay to spend the daily income of a thousand children for a nice tele?

    I'm not sure the exchange rate for sanctimony... but I know it is hard to use a drive up window while riding an exceptionally tall horse.
     
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    The guitar is probably covered under warranty if you bought it new. I went through sending a D-28 Marquis back to the factory and waiting more than eight months for its return to me. I might add that the turn around was quicker than expected to boot. I would not do that again under any circumstances. Plus the concerns about packing and shipping both ways. If you know, or can find a good local repairman, one with the proper verifiable credentials I think it would be worth considering having the guitar repaired. It is of course your guitar, money, and decision. I'm just offering an observation from my own experience.

    I would extend this opinion/position to almost anything less than a catastrophic failure of anything I might purchase in the way of anything musical. If it's not too bad, I'd probably just pay to have it fixed, in lieu of trying to collect a warranty job, that I would have no control of.
     
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    Yeah 1000 kids for nice telly sounds fine to me
     
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    In 2004 Clapton's "Blackie" sold for $959,500.
     
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    So what you're really saying is you'd like to get the price down on the Martin to say about 1.5 million then you'd be okay with that?
     
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    $3million? WTF?
     
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    Yeah, but you get free strings for life.
     
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    In that case, WHAT A DEAL!
     
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    Well I think I hear a banjo and a voice saying "Now make a no use like a pig":confused:
     
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    spell check....noise like a pig
     
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