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NGD for someone else thanks to GC's incompetence - '67 SG MM
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:01 pm    Post subject: NGD for someone else thanks to GC's incompetence - '67 SG MM Reply with quote

My old man got me a guitar center gift card last month for my birthday, and I planned on using it when I went to San Diego, but I didn't find anything I wanted in the stores there, and nothing that I wanted could be shipped in time for me to get it there.

So, I've been searching GC's website. Looking for Jagmasters (hoping I get another Vista Jagmaster for the price of a used standard), and just partscasters and modified guitars. Today, this popped up, and it was too cool to pass up. It's in Colorado, a 67 Melody Maker, modded in the 80's with a Badass bridge and a pair of Dimarzio strat pickups, stripped to natural and clear'd.

They just finished processing the order, it should ship later today Very Happy YAY! I got a Gibson


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooh, that's some delicious wood-on-wood-on-wood action! Really like the look of that headstock too. Bet it sounds mint, enjoy!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aw yiss, that wood guard is pretty cool. looks like there was a maestro on it at one point?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goots. wrote:
aw yiss, that wood guard is pretty cool. looks like there was a maestro on it at one point?


There was indeed. I'd buy another one to put on there, but the prices scared me away. I've been doing some research, and it might not have been a refin. Since the damage was done in the 80's, I should just be thankful no one thought of putting a Floyd or a Schaller trem on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what were the prices looking like, were you looking for og maestros? Yeah dude, could you imagine that routing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goots. wrote:
what were the prices looking like, were you looking for og maestros? Yeah dude, could you imagine that routing.


Yep. I was also looking at original pickups and a pickguard... but the prices have scared me a bit. I'm actually a bit curious if this was the original color - salesguy said it was a refin - but they offered a natural Walnut finish in 68, and my guitar's a 67. If it's a late 67, it could be the original finish.

Once I get the guitar in my hands, take it apart, and hear it, I'll decide what (if anything) needs to be done. The GC Salesman was pretty honest about it needing a fret dressing, so I'll at least take her to my tech once she's here and acclimated to the humidity and heat down here (the guitar's coming from Colorado) for a good setup and fret dressing. I'm also looking at getting a black or parchment guard cut.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparky wrote:
Ooooh, that's some delicious wood-on-wood-on-wood action!




Nice guitar. Always wanted one of those SG melody makers with the single coils, ever since Weezer's Blue.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, there was a bit of a fuckup with the sales tax, and they had to call me yesterday to cancel and reprocess the order. That delayed it over the weekend, so if I'm lucky, it'll ship out Monday. What does concern me though is that my card hasn't been touched, on either transaction - I wasn't charged on the first attempt, nor was I charged on this second attempt. I guess I should expect a call on Monday from GC.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck dude, I would put solid pickup covers on that thing and change nothing else. That shit is unique.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillClay wrote:
Fuck dude, I would put solid pickup covers on that thing and change nothing else. That shit is unique.

Yeah, find some pickup covers like these and the ultimate wooden monster will be created: Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, update. I called GC last night because I haven't received a tracking number yet, and they've been good about it before IME. Their website doesn't show the guitar in their inventory anymore, so it's definitely been sold.

Well, the salesman went to the back of the store to double check, and he said "yeah, the guitar shipped". So it looks like they forgot to give me the tracking number.

I'm a bit concerned though because they still haven't charged me for the guitar.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaaaaaand repeat after me.

FUCK GUITAR CENTER
FUCK GUITAR CENTER


I called to get my tracking number, and they gave it to me. So when I checked and it shows a destination of Illinois, I WTF'd. They could have at least called me to tell me.. "hey, we fucked up".

Long story short, even though I was the first one to order it, they still sold it to someone else.

Fuckers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuck guitar barn.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait! If they sold it to someone else why would they send you the tracking number?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

INTERCEPT IT
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
Wait! If they sold it to someone else why would they send you the tracking number?


They never sent it to me, I had to call to get it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck, dude. This is terrible news, that guitar looked goddamn sweet. Raise absolute hell with them and get more store credit for this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
westtexasred wrote:
Wait! If they sold it to someone else why would they send you the tracking number?


They never sent it to me, I had to call to get it.


I understand,but if they sold it to someone else why would they give you a tracking number? Why is there a tracking number attached to your order? That information shouldn't be available to you if they sold the guitar to somebody else,right? Is it possible they sold you the guitar and just shipped it to the wrong address?
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