New guitar with scratched pickups? Help please

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by peiyuanchao, Jul 11, 2021.

Would you be Ok if your brand new almost 2k guitar arrive like this?

  1. I'll live with it

    37.4%
  2. absolutely no.

    62.6%
  1. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    Another really big dealer.
     
  2. peiyuanchao

    peiyuanchao Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm actually a professional foot model I say my foot is pretty good. I spend more on foot than my face.
     
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    I'm with you all the way on this matter of them shipping you something as "new" which isn't. I think they should at least offer you some concessions at least equal to the depreciation in value that occurs when you "drive it off the lot".

    That siad, it all depends on what really matters to you. Even among the same models, guitars differ. And if this one feels and plays in all respects like something you can bond with, that's gold. You could through 20 guitars finding the right one in that respect.

    If that's the case, then I'd beat up on em for some extras, cash off, and for the pickup covers, and enjoy the guitar. If it's not, then I'd just keep returning it until they send me something factory fresh and hope that it's the "one".
     
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Thom, I am endlessly entertained by your unique perspectives on things :D

    Hope you're doing okay in the heat. Stay cool.
     
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    surfnturf Strat-Talker

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    You exchanged an entire guitar for a couple of pickup cover scratches? Very risky, imo - you could end up with a guitar that has real problems and end up with endless hassles returning one after another.

    When it's something cosmetic and easily fixable, have them send you new covers, pickguard, or whatever, and use it as leverage to get a discount!

    Worst case scenario they just cover the cost of the replacement covers and you're even. But usually you can get a deeper discount or even store credit, etc. As you should!
     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Just to add they are a big independent dealer located in Lexington KY - besides the standard stuff they deal in a lot of boutique brands as well. I've gotten several guitars and amps from them over the years - I was in Louisville and made the drive over to Lexington periodically - and was always treated well by them. Hell, even when I did live in Lexington in the 80s and was a poor grad student they treated me well even though I was only buying strings and picks from them.
     
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    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    Yah I saw on MLP Willcutt was reselling a 6700 guitar with finish lifting issues. The guitar was a relic, however it was the person who originally bought the guitar owned it for over a month before resellinf
     
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    I find it surprising how blasé people are about this, I don't think the amount of wear is the problem, I think the problem is the guy payed retail price for a new guitar and the guitar he's been sent has obvious play wear on it, it's clearly not new, if he wanted a used guitar I'm pretty sure he could have picked one up for considerably less cash.
     
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    Bakelite1 Strat-Talker

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    Paying the money for a new guitar, then finding wear on it? I'd be angry and raise concerns. It's like buying a new TV and finding out it's refurbished.
     
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    :eek:
     
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    How do we know, maybe it happened during SW's 2,397 point inspection :D
     
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    tanta07 Senior Stratmaster

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    Definitely a strange issue for sure, but...the covers are going to look like that after you play the guitar for an hour anyway.
     
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    How come I never get the scratched and damaged guitars from Sweetwater? The 7 or 8 I've bought from them have all arrived spotless, setup and in tune.
     
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    That's just how they come from the factory sometimes.

    Watch those Fender pickup winding videos, and you can see that the broad stacks the pickups on top of each other in a box; with nothing separating them.

    Any of you guys who have played a strat for a few years KNOW what used pickups look like. Those are not used pickups

    Same nubie thread gets posted every frigging week...
     
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  17. Mr Dunlop

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    Post the video please
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Im driving at the moment.


    Google fender pickup winding factory tour
     
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    ThebiggestJerk Senior Stratmaster

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    A few minutes in guitar tech talk generally means a few hours especially if one is inexperienced and the new covers fit over the existing slugs and into the holes on the pickguard… seen this at lest 1.37M times… just this week. /s
     
  20. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    Gotcha stay off the internet also if your driving
    Stay safe ;)
     
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