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- Aug 29, 2016
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I mean, he could just put the original pickups back and not say anything. I doubt they'd even look.
Same threads on the Fender forums when someone buys an $800 MiM model.... it's not a price thing.I don't mean to be rude, since this already has been an unpleasant experience for you. But maybe it's time we had a sticky thread for this type of complaint, there's a new one every week.
And they all share the same issue - people buy $2,5k+ guitars sight unseen and then are shocked when it's not absolutely perfect to their taste. The idea of purchasing such instruments without playing them first is just crazy to me.
Please play your guitars before buying them.
They're not iPhones surgically molded in metal by machines.
You are well within your consumer rights, but it also could've been so easily avoided with some dedication to actually playing it in person first.
When I do a return, I do it as a cross ship, if possible.I see these complaints on the message boards a lot, and I have to wonder if these minor issues are really a big deal, or really an excuse to send a $2500 back because of buyers regret…
It’s almost like people spend $2500 then feel bad about such a purchase on a guitar and have to justify to themselves to send it back.
Maybe, but I have had plenty of guitars come to me which are factory sealed. GC&MF, but not Sweetwater.Same threads on the Fender forums when someone buys an $800 MiM model.... it's not a price thing.
Same issues... minor cosmetic issues or major playability issues.
Actual music stores used to inspect and set up before it went on the wall.
Online and big-box stores look to be sure it has 6 strings and call it good.
yeah it doesnt bother me and with covid sending back for repair is a nightmare, freight take so long and ive already change the pick ups. so a few hundred would be fair?
Exactly... that's even worse.Maybe, but I have had plenty of guitars come to me which are factory sealed. GC&MF, but not Sweetwater.
+1I think the damage to the neck is terrible - definitely not an over-reaction to want a discount or an exchange for that.
Changing pickups, though…that kind of voids that sort of remedy. I’ve gone through mod-crazy phases, and paid the price in terms of resale…It’s a tough way to learn to get hands on before you start swapping things out.