bought me a new epiphone EJ 200
Q: When I press (hit the back of the guitar with
one finger) it sounds a little cracked at one side.
I think it´s a laminated maple back - could it be that the
laminated layers are separated in some way.
Should I sell it back for another one - or is it okay !?
A: You need to look inside the guitar. Use lots
of light. Christmas tree lights work well. Mirrors help you see
the areas not near the soundhole. Push on the back and watch for
a cracked, or unglued, brace. The crack will open and close as you
press on it. If there is no crack, you may have something wrong
with the laminations. Whatever is wrong with it, your music store
should fix it to your satisfaction or give you another guitar. Bad
laminations are very rare. My guess is that you will find a problem
with the braces. Or maybe you have a cracked finger. Do other things
make the same sound when you push on them?