My G&L has arrived but….

nickurso

Gretschified
Dec 24, 2012
11,796
New Orleans la.
So my G&L asat classic arrived today and I noticed immediately that it’s not the guitar I ordered at all. It’s clearly not the same wood pattern. And this guitar has a few blemishes in the wood so I’m pretty sure it’s B stock. The positive is I lowered the action and it plays and sounds great. It needs a decent set up but most new guitars do. Overall I love the guitar and the cosmetics don’t really bother me.
But… I’m gonna write to them and complain hoping to get some compensation.
Here’s the thing this guitar is $589.00 at Sweetwater etc. new. I paid $450.00 so I got a good price. I’m actually happy with the guitar abs I’m gonna keep it but I’m wondering how far I can push it for compensation ?

Here are pics, first two are the store pictures the next two are the guitar I got

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nickurso

Gretschified
Dec 24, 2012
11,796
New Orleans la.
If it's not what they advertised, then they owe you compensation or you can send it back free of charge.
I want the guitar, even if the shipping is free it’s still a hassle to have bring it back and wait, plus I really like the guitar. I’m actually happy but hoping to use the switch up on the guitar to get something free.
 

nickurso

Gretschified
Dec 24, 2012
11,796
New Orleans la.
It clearly is not the guitar they advertised. Have them send you the one you ordered.

BTW, the one you got is good looking.
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I want the guitar, even if the shipping is free it’s still a hassle to have bring it back and wait, plus I really like the guitar. I’m actually happy but hoping to use the switch up on the guitar to get something free.
I should have included you in this response. I’m happy, I saved $140 on an Indonesian made guitar that plays and looks good. I knew getting this guitar what it was. I don’t expect it to be a pro line gretsch quality guitar, I’m really surprised at the quality of this guitar for this price.
 

nickurso

Gretschified
Dec 24, 2012
11,796
New Orleans la.
Don't hit me but I actually prefer the look of the one that was delivered. Nonetheless I think they owe you compensation, especially if it's B-stock. Free strings for the rest of your life could be a starting point!
That would be more than the cost of the guitar in less than one year. Yeah I really like the look of this one too so I’m not complaining
 

radd

Friend of Fred
Dec 27, 2017
5,975
Santa Cruz
I should have included you in this response. I’m happy, I saved $140 on an Indonesian made guitar that plays and looks good. I knew getting this guitar what it was. I don’t expect it to be a pro line gretsch quality guitar, I’m really surprised at the quality of this guitar for this price.

I have found the Indonesian guitars I have tried to be very high quality.

Congratulations
 

Zeek

Country Gent
May 29, 2016
1,793
Illinois USA
I bought a Lake Placid blue Yamaha Pacifica on eBay recently and the neck was twisted. I sent it back free of charge.
Wow, how can someone do that?
I was thinking of putting my Falcon up on here or Reverb but when I checked shipping prices it was $200+ depending on where and one would only do $500 insurance and I had to find more elsewhere. I didn't physically take it in but measured the box weighed it and the guitar.
That was USPS, Fedex and UPS.
 

Midlifecrisis71

Gretschie
Nov 26, 2021
162
Exeter, U.K
If you like the guitar and enjoy playing it, stick with what you have. The replacement might not play so well.
I love my asat special but didn't like the Dadario strings so switched to my favourite same gauge EB regular 10s.
 

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