Instruments sold “AS-IS” have not been set up by our repair shop and do not come with the Elderly warranty. We are thorough about our instrument descriptions, but our describers are not luthiers. All major concerns are addressed but not every single flaw may be documented. Some problems may only become apparent as work progresses. For best results, we recommend a professional luthier. Instruments sold AS-IS may be returned, but the buyer will be responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs.