Originally Posted by themick
And while we're at it, what would be a good definition of NOS?
NOS means only one thing period.
NOS New Old Stock
It is NOT A REPOP
It is brand new, unused, original stock that was never sold.
Usually still in the original package. Car parts specifically are like this.
Factories rarely have the original dye equipment to reproduce parts, so repops are generally made by copying another part. Then it is never exactly what the original was.
A guitar could have hung in a music store for 20 years and still be NOS.
The store should still have the invoice from the factory showing that it came to them directly if it is truly NOS.
If it was sold and returned, it is now a used guitar, period.
There is a lot of mis-information out there about NOS.