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  1. All the Guitar Center stores are closed now,at least the ones in Minnesota are.
  2. On Guitar Centier's website : For more than 50 years, Guitar Center has been an essential part of communities in cities across the nation. Today, we face an unprecedented set of challenges as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our way of life. At this time, our focus is the health and safety of our associates, customers and communities. Taking the guidance of local, state and federal government officials, our stores remain open. In the cases where the government has mandated or made significant action, we've followed suit quickly, including closing stores where required. In addition to local government guidance, we are also adhering to recommendations provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In accordance with this expert guidance, we've taken action to protect the health and well-being of our associates and customers to control the spread of COVID-19: Store Hours: Our store hours are changing, effective March 19. Guitar Center stores will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., daily. Music & Arts stores will be open from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on weekdays, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sundays in stores which are regularly open on this day. Lessons: Effective Friday, March 20, we will be temporarily suspending lessons in our stores. We are working on the capabilities of providing digital lessons for interested customers and will provide updates as we test the technology. Store Cleanings: We have increased the frequency of store cleanings, especially for instruments and in interactive areas. Hand sanitizers are easily accessible. Employees: We have been continually communicating to our employees to follow preventative actions as recommended by the CDC, including staying home if employees are ill or believe they may be at risk and encouraging appropriate hygiene, such as frequent hand washing. Our associates are at the heart of our business, and we remain committed to making sure they take care of themselves during this time. To that end, we've adjusted our sick time policy in the interim: In the event that an associate is diagnosed with COVID-19, Guitar Center will extend sick pay to cover that employee up to 14 days, without any use of sick or vacation time during that time period. In addition, under no circumstances are we requiring any associate to work if they are not comfortable in doing so. Where feasible, we have moved to a work-from-home environment in our Music & Arts and Guitar Center Support Centers and will soon be doing the same for our Contact Centers. We've also ceased domestic and international travel for all employees. Our priority is the health, safety and well-being of our customers and employees as we all work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We understand that many of our customers may not feel comfortable shopping in store during this time. As always, we're ready to serve our customers through GuitarCenter.com and the Guitar Center app. Our call centers are available at (855) 770-3373 from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday, and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PDT weekends. We will continue to work closely with government officials and local authorities on a case-by-case basis to ensure our business practices serve the community in the best way possible and will evaluate our options throughout this time period. These are truly uncharted times. We appreciate your support and remain dedicated to updating our Guitar Center community as best we can as we navigate these rapidly changing conditions. Ron Japinga CEO, Guitar Center
  3. I went to Guitar Center to pickup the the SG Special today and when I opened up the box I found it it bubble wrapped with no case. I asked where is the case and they said it didn't have one. I told them the ad said "This Product Comes A Case" They called the store That shipped it and that store said there was no case but apparently this guitar had been bought and returned at 3 different Guitar Center Stores and they finally found the store that it originally came from was where the case was although it wasn't clear whether it was a case or a gigbag. I didn't want to go back to Guitar just to pickup the case. The store might be closed by the time it arrives because of the Corona-virus. Also I started questioning whether it was a good time to spend $1000 on a guitar when I might need that money for toilet paper(or food) so I cancelled my order. I'll just have to shelter in place with the guitars I have.the whole world changed dramatically in the week since I ordered that guitar. Crow River Guitar and Sound,the store that fixed my girlfriend's National amp amp and Akai synth shut down until further notice.Wonder how long other music stores will remain open?
  4. It could have had the original serial number removed for some reason like a refinish or headstock repair and the owner had it ingraved in the in the top of the headstock to identify it. It is obviously not a 63 and I doubt it is a 2012 so i it could be a 1970-1972 if the serial number is legit.
  5. Thank you! Someone told me that the earlier versions had a serial number starting with "19" and the newer ones with hand-wired controls have a "1xxx9xxxx" serial number. They said these were made after the ownership change and were priced $300 more than the LE version.
  6. Yup,Challenger I has 1 humbucker,Challenger II has 2 humbuckers and Challenger III has 3 single coils. Invader is like an Les Paul Special. All have bolt-on necks and were budget guitars made to compete with overseas knock-offs.
  7. Just the Challengers and Invader
  8. Do you have a photo Of your Invader? I used to have a Challenger III. It was made around the same time as the Invaders(early 80s).
  9. I forgot that I used to have this one:
  10. Thanks! it seems like there were 2 or 3 versions of this guitar made 2018 and 2019 an Limited Edition in 2018 followed by the Original Collection version in 2019. The LE has pcb board and the Original Collection is hand-wired. I think the one in this video is an early version as it has an "SG" TRC all the other versions have a blank TRC.
  11. Couldn't resist getting this: Gibson 2019 SG Special. Found a minty used one online at Guitar Center for $999 including OHSC
  12. Cool! Does he still have the Marauder?
  13. Found out the one I bought in 2004 was actually a 2002 model so It was nearly new when I bought it. Now it would be nearly "vintage",lol.It seems funny to think of guitars like my 94 Gibson Studio as a vintage guitar but it really does look like one now as the finish has darkened beautifully to an almost "Ox Blood" color and the gold hardware has a nice patina.
  14. Jeff Lynn's Maurader
  15. Always wanted a Maurader because of The Buzcocks
  16. Cool 79 Maurader At Guitar Center is a real bargain https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Gibson/Vintage-1979-Marauder-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
  17. Thanks guys! I used to have the same guitar. I bought it in 2004. It was my first Gibson and and my first Les Paul .Unfortunatly I sold it many years ago so I was happy to find this one. The one I had(below). That one came with a black case with a grey interior and shroud.What years did Gibson use cases like that?
  18. Thanks Guys! Someone on another forum told me that this guitar is actually a 94 not a 93. He said that Gibsons had a special serial number that year starting with "94" because it was Gibson's 100th Anniversary.
  19. Thanks Sgt Pepper,alls well that ends well, I guess. I really like this guitar much better.
  20. I got this one 1993 Wine Red Studio. with Gold hardware at a local store today. I think it is a much nicer guitar that the Silverburst I didn't buy. Got this amp for it too!
  21. Yeah,what bothered me the most was the low E tuner was screwed into the area where the wood had splintered.
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