Michael.N. wrote:That's a centre seam separation. I doubt it will affect the sound once repaired, there's almost certainly a fan strut running right underneath that split. Think of it this way, if it was an original Torres no one would worry about that split. It would be off to a restorer, hopefully expertly repaired and all but forgotten about. Just think of how much repair work has been done on Strad and Guarneri violins over the years. It doesn't stop them being worth a few million or played by Perlman in the worlds concert halls.
What you do have to take into account is the repair costs,which could vary widely dependent on how well it's done i.e. aesthetically. We also don't know if the fan strut inside the guitar is split or intact. Repair costs can climb pretty rapidly. I wouldn't buy it without being allowed to thoroughly examine it first.
I thought it looked like it had had an amateur repair, maybe just stuffing some glue in from the outside?