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[–] C_Corax 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

lol It's interesting where we draw those lines though isn't it? When something can be salvaged and if it's worth it. I mean if it had been given to you and it was a Chinese knock off you might have gone all in on it, to unleash its potential. Just to prove you could make gold out of shit? I'm occasionally like that at least. Not that I have any talent(or even the tools needed), but I can be stubborn!

[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Not me, really. If it were complete trash, even if given to me, I'd not invest in fixing it. I have ample guitars and none of them are trash.

If someone gave me a Chinese knockoff, I'd just find someone to give it to - or decline their gift.

I don't actually have a moral imperative to accept gifts and don't feel compelled to accept gifts that I don't want. If your third grade kid wants to give me their scribbles that they call art, I'm going to politely decline to accept.

But, in this case, it's beautiful and salvageable. I can walk away from this with an excellent guitar and not a lot of money.

I don't bring my PRS guitars on stage and this should give me some excellent hollowbody tones, enabling me to mimic Washburn and even 335 tones, while not risking damage to my more valuable instruments.

But no... No, if someone offers me a cheap Chinese knockoff, a Mexistrat, a First Act, or a Squire? I'm gonna politely decline their gift. Nothing compels me to accept gifts.