Recently, I was working on my friends Gibson SG Standard and I was so impressed with it, I had to but my own.
So I'm here looking all over the place for one, and WOOLA, I find one on guitarcenter.com for only 800.00.
So I say to myself, okay, 800 vs 1,200 sounds quite good to me (it was used) so I call up the store that owns it and it turns out they don't ship store to store for free like daddys junky music does. So I am still saying to myself Okay, whatever, shipping only costs like 3 dollars so that's okay to me. Then I ask about any flaws on the model. All I am told is that there are minor scratches on the pickguard and " from doing what a guitar is supposed to have done to it ".
So I chuckle and say okay, give it to me.
Then I notice on my bill, it was 850 instead of 803 dollars but I didn't really care.
A week later, aka right now, I found a box next to my house with the top of it open....
I look down and there is my SG Standard so I say Wtf happened?
I bring it inside, take it out and was disgusted.
There is this nasty smudge of goo on the side of the neck, scratches all over the place, the cover of the pickup switch wasn't glued in ( the thing that says Treble and rhythm ) the low E string seems a little bit odd, the bottom strap peg (not sure what it is called but the thing you put the strap on that has 2 parts, one on the back and on at the bottom) isnt glued in and is all wobbely.
I am not sure if this is how it is supposed to be but the pickups can be easily moved up and down in there spot.
So here are some questions for people to answer if they can.
Should I just return this thing and find a different SG, or should I pay to get it repaired and cleaned up.
What can you tell me from the serial number about it.
If I brought it to a local guitar shop, could they clean up the pickguard and the bridge, pickups from scratches?
How much from what the issues seem to be, would it cost to get it all cleaned up?
As of my review, they obviously shipped to me what was on the shelves of their store.
So I am disgusted that they didn't clean this guitar from the goo and other **** on it.