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Unless you live in a REALLY dry climate, there shouldn't be an issue with a fairly new guitar "drying out" just because there wasn't a working humidifier in the acoustic room. Even the lower end Cordobas should be made with air or kiln dried woods,i.e. there shouldn't be much change in the wood due to moisture content - which leads me to believe there is probably a defect with the guitar itself. I suspect that the tech at your GC is not a classical guitar guy (no offense), and is probably not terribly familiar with the proper set up on a classical guitar anyway - I could be completely wrong here tho. If it were me, I would want to know exactly what the tech means by dried out, and how he thinks that is causing the string buzz - is the neck warped? The top scalloped? Bridge lifting? A new guitar might be the safest bet.
Just my opinion,
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I see from your intro that you live in Philly, which is DEFINATELY not a dry climate, especially this time of year. I suspect that something weird happened to that guitar...
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I live in Wisconsin and the heater is a big threat to my guitars...
circle1 wrote:Guitar Center abuses their guitars and takes no care of them at all. Who knows where that guitar sat and for how long before it made its way to Philly? Take them up on the new guitar offer and hope for the best. Buying a guitar from Guitar Center is a major buyer beware situation. At least they are doing right by you on this one.
I completely agree. 99% of the guys working at my local Guitar Center wouldn't know how to identify a high end classical guitar if it hit them in the face. If and when they ever get a half way decent classical (lets say over $2000), they let people abuse it. It ends up with belt buck scratches, pick stratches from strumming etc.... I've told them repeatedly that its such a shame that they let people abuse their guitars for sale, but their response is that we need to let the customers play them (usually unsupervised). I've seen the sales guys do string changes on classicals and swap out the saddles from other classicals hanging on the wall as if it was no big deal!
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to play (and more importantly, hear) I was told "Just go over and sit next to the 16 year old kid playing the electrical guitar hooked
to a 1000 watt amplifier". I handed him the classical, said "No thanks", and walked out.
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