I just bought a used acoustic guitar on ebay. A takamine EG 523 SC.
It has arrived and on first inspection I believe the action is incredibly high. I have never come across an action so high. (see image. Pardon my rudimentary measurement 😁.)
I like the guitar and would like to keep it but in its current state it is difficult to play so my first instinct is I should contact the seller and return it. I don't want to start mucking around with the guitar myself and possibly damage it but I don't mind having a set up done locally if that will fix it but it seems to me like a big adjustment would be required, probably beyond the realms of a basic set.
What do you guys think?