It was not a bad guitar. But 2 or 3 days in, I noticed something I missed on initial inspection. There were two cracks in the binding on the upper (6th string) side of the neck, at the 9th and 10th frets. In certain light, they were nearly invisible. Captured a decent shot though. Kudos to Riff City Guitar for making the return painless, they were great. Emailed me a label, I repacked it and sent it off via Fed Ex. They must've shipped the replacement as soon as it appeared in tracking, as it was scheduled to reach them Friday, the new one arrived here yesterday (Saturday) -with another cookie, Snickerdoodle this time . They said they'd take extra care on the replacent to see it was flawless. Don't know about that, but it actually does feel better in my hands and seems chimeier unplugged than the other. Only minor gripe is that the tone and two volume pots appear to rotate a bit at the end of knob travel, somethng I should easily be able to fix in 5 minutes with allen and a socket wrenches. And the tiniest of finish imperfections on the neck side corner of the head stock (picking nits here). Doubt I could even photograph it. So, hard case ordered from Sweetwater, who can give me a line on a good price for an American made B3 and a Towner bar?