but i'll ask anyway. i've found a used 1980's swingmaster. the dealer is asking $850, but based on previous experience, i believe i can negotiate down to between 550 and 700 for it. so far so good, right? here's the rub: there's a hole in it (on the side, kinda near the shoulder). not gigantic, but certainly a hole that i can fit my hand into (i would guess it fell on the corner of a table or stair). i'm not trying to buy something that's not going to work or sound good (advising someone who can't play well to judge an acoustic instrument's sound is kind of like asking an ape to evaluate an engine block) or fall apart, etc, but i also don't want to pass on a good deal for something that is purely cosmetic. being a subnovice, i figured i'd ask around. does this sound like enough of a problem that i should steer clear? thanks for reading through that tirade!