Hello, I'm considering buying a Stentor Conservatoire bass new, and the shop where I'd buy it has one reduced by £100 because theres a small crack from the lower round bit of the f-hole going upwards. They claim that its been repaired, and that the damage is only asthetic and won't affect the sound or strength of the instrument? does that sound true? should I steer clear, or is it only a question of looks? I don't really know a luthier I can ask to look at it.