Ha, ha, yeah right. It only doesn't explain why Julian Bream in his last decade of playing was only too happy to get his hands on a 1940 Hauser. He recorded several CDs with it too. Even if it were true for a concert guitar that gets played 5 hrs a day (it is not), it surely would not apply to a student guitar like the Lucida (I had one, nice instrument). Those tend to be on the sturdy side and are generally built to withstand some abuse.leafhound wrote:From reading here and there I would never buy a used guitar-
Think it was Julian Bream that wrote that a guitar only lasts ten years.
The first five years are spent maturing and the last five years in a state of maturity, after that it's time for a new one.
I wonder what made him say that, surely it only applies to guitars that are hammered 7+ hours a day?"Alas, fine guitars don't last for ever. They mature for the first 5 years, and may stay much the same for another five years. But then - and it might be sooner - they begin to lose their original vitality."