Advice is needed here.
The owner’s mother and I got to talking about her son who had died from a heart attack last spring and the guitars that he had left in her apartment. I asked her if I could take a look at them and found this Ernie Ball among two cheap acoustic guitars that I’m not really interested in. I didn’t know anything about this Ernie Ball guitar until I started researching and that led me to this forum.
I have viewed many videos of this type of guitar being played and I love the sound it makes. I’m not sure if this guitar will have that potential of sounding like that since the condition it’s in doesn’t allow me to play it yet. However, I’m very interested in buying it now if she gives me the opportunity to do so. She said she has a son and brothers who are guitar players and she wants to ask them first if they want them. They would have to pay for shipping and still have to do some serious work on them to restore them to playable guitars.
My questions are these;
How much money is that neglected Ernie Ball worth in it’s neglected condition?
Would you purchase a guitar in this condition not knowing how it plays or sounds?