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thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 9
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 3:49 pm:   Edit Post

This is the California Special I got on Ebay the other day.
Great guitar but appears to have a crack at headstock!
Anybody know how to evaluate the seriousness of this?
I can send it back for refund if I move quickly.
thedavidkeith
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 3:56 pm:   Edit Post

thedavidkeith
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 4:03 pm:   Edit Post

thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 12
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 4:16 pm:   Edit Post

thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 13
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 4:30 pm:   Edit Post

thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 14
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 4:38 pm:   Edit Post

57basstra
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 536
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 5:04 pm:   Edit Post

Man, that bites. I'm no expert. I'd say take it to a local luthier for a 'best guess' if you have time. Nice looking guitar. How does she play and sound?
chuck
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Username: chuck

Post Number: 84
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Where is the crack and how bad is it.Maybe a local repair shop could fix or you may have to return it to the mother ship.In either case you will have only a fraction of the cost of a new one,and they ain't gittin cheaper.

Chuck
thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 15
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 5:19 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds great, plays great, looks like the pictures. Its been played A LOT, but seems okay other than the crack.

I got it at a good price with the intention of using it as a banger (an alembic banger, don't hear that much) so my goal is to make it work
thedavidkeith
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Username: thedavidkeith

Post Number: 16
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 5:22 pm:   Edit Post

Hey wait a minute. The serial number says C but not CS. Anybody able to tell me the meaning?

88CxxxxUSA
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1317
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, March 12, 2007 - 4:19 am:   Edit Post

C is for Custom. Check the Reference Page on the main site for the serial number system.

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