Pat Dodson wrote:Peter5 wrote:I completely agree with that statement! However sometimes you are in a different situation, e.g. you want to buy a used guitar and the seller tells you that it hasn´t been played for some time and it will wake up and the sound gets better again once it is more played. True ?........
In another thread that explored this controversial topic, (How do you judge a guitar's potential?) @JohnB summarised things pretty well I feel. Said John,
".... one should buy a guitar because of how it sounds when you play it - not how it might, hypothetically, sound in the future."
It seems that instruments "going to sleep" is a widely held belief among musicians, but the belief also holds that instruments "wake up" pretty quickly, the process starting immediately on being played again and completing in less than an hour to several hours of playing time, depending on who you ask. So, if true, it should take less than an hour to hear at least some improvement.