Sorry - my mistake, the back and sides are solid mahogany. The top is solid cedar.OldPotter wrote: ↑Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:34 amSolid Cedar back and sides, might be Cypress? Indicating a Flamenco model? The action looks a little high for that, but its very hard to be sure.
If the "cracks" near the purfling are plectrum marks or music stand marks, then its just cosmetic. I would want to see the guitar before putting in a bid.
Can you ask the seller that you can bring this guitar to a local luthier for an estimate to repair? In the process, it will be confirmed whether the crack is cosmetic, or more than that? It would be best if the luthier can offer a free estimate, or a minimum cost that you may offer to pay for before committing to buying it. That way you know what you are getting, at least with a second opinion, and not from the seller's!
I think manhhung watched too many CSI episodes, as UV light reveals ... body fluids, in addition to finger prints!