Hey guys, this is my first post here.
I'm looking at purchasing a used RG1527. The paint is in pretty rough shape but structurally the guitar seems sound. My biggest concern with the guitar is the fretboard. The previous owner scalloped the fretboard and from what I have seen, didn't do a great job of it (in my opinion anyways).
Excuse the ever crappy picture.
The top one is what I would expect the scalloping to look like, but on this guitar it is more like the bottom one. It's kind of like a valley in the center that levels off towards the fret wire. This would be my first scalloped guitar so I know very little about it.
A guy at a local shop said to be careful with scalloping thin necks as it can cause structural issues.
This is the only picture I have of it. Sorry I have nothing better.
There is still plenty of wood left on the fretboard. I think if I were to buy it, I would have the scalloping redone professionally.
The guitar is being auctioned, so based on my description, would you buy it? And if so, up to what price would you consider it worth?