I was out of town for a couple of days so I thought I'd visit a few music stores that are outside of my normal area. I tried a couple of guitars at each place and they all had one thing in common. Bad setup. Almost every guitar was so out of tune. I understand that a guitar may have been hanging on the wall for a while. I don't mind making some tuning adjustments to bring it to pitch, but I was handed a guitar that I couldn't find one string that sounded even close. I tuned the low E string to what I thought might be E. Then I did a quick 5th fret tuning for the rest. I'm sure it wasn't close to proper tuning. Then there is the setup. Most of the guitars I tried had string height that was so high, it was almost unplayable. One had fret buzz on one string all the way up the neck. I don't know what the setup on most guitars is like when it leaves the factory. I have read some reviews saying things like " My new MIM was playable right out of the box." Are these guitars checked before going out to the floor? You would think a music store would want a customer to fall in love playing a new guitar in their store. I just felt frustrated. I understand everybody has different preferences, but how about setting up a guitar that's in the ballpark. As you may expect, there weren't a ton of guitars in any of these stores. I don't think it would take that much work to check just a couple of guitars a day to make sure they are playable for the customers.