Mollbarre wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:07 pm
GuitarsWeB wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:17 am
FWIW...I've always heard ~15 years as well...
FWIW...well, it’s not worth too much...IMO
Truss-rods, ebony neck inlays help prevent neck and fingerboard from warping, they have nothing to do with neck angle. Although, neck angle issues and warp necks create the same problem...string too high over the fretboard.
I don't see what the issue is if it's true. Everything has a shelf life. It's not some ultimate insult, lol...
Nowaday things are built based in the programed obsolescence...
How many factory guitar are built with hide glue and finished in a self repairing finish? (shellac/oil etc...)
In the past items were built to last(whether if it was a table, a car or a guitar), and to have to the possibility of repairing them (why was the Ford T or the Beetle a success? easy maintenance) .
Old doesn't mean good, there is a lot of old rubbish, but I believe that instruments built over 50-100 years ago,using the best woods available(rosewood, cedar necks etc),were at least made to last, or to have that possibility to do so
Right now I have 4 Salvador Ibanez(among other antiques), all over 110 years old,they have being repaired, some of them countless times,still they sound and play nicely
(way better than a new factory guitar, and than some luthier instruments I had in the past...probably due to the years of drying and the extremely light construction ...)