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Alvarez RB-30SC with cracked finish

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by r05c03, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. r05c03


    Jul 21, 2005
    Lafayette, IN
    I am looking at a Alvarez acoustic RB-30SC. It is in new condition except for a "crack in the finish". The crack is at is in the bridge area and extends along the grain under about under the E string. It LOOKS surficial. What are the chances that this is more than a finish issue. The fact that it runs straight up underneath the bridge to where the E-string peg is makes me leary. I can get it for about $150, which would be cheap for this bass, but I do not want to buy a broken bass.
  2. Let me get this straight - The crack runs the entire length of the body and about in line with the E string? Hmmm...

    That might be bad. A three piece body with a narrower center piece might have a seam right about there and that could be underlying the crack. Is the body transparent enough to see the end grain and whether it is going through the body?