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I was taken in by one of these cheap guitar sites. Yes, I knew they weren't real American made guitars, but the finishes were delightful. Long story short, I accidentally ordered two of the same guitar. Their site was super slow, so I hit send again. I ended up with two of the exact same guitars. I have been trying to cancel my order for the past week. They do not respond, but they do promise a 10% charge for cancelled orders. That in itself is a rip off because they aren't actually "re-stocking" ANYTHING. The guitars haven't shipped. Should I ever be billed, you can bet I will contest the charge. Buyer beware of MUSIC SHOPS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

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I prefer to buy in-person.

I like to touch, hold, and play every guitar I intend to purchase.


That said, I am willing to buy online as long as I trust the seller implicitly.



My rank-order of websites I am willing to trust:


1. Sweetwater


2. A tie; Zzounds and American Musical Supply



3. Amazon Prime.






Cash only, local only, and in-person. In a very public place.

No PayPal, ever.


That is all.



Edited by sparquelito

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Well, its been just over a month since my disaster of accidentally ordering two guitars. I contacted the credit card company immediately, and they were aware of this scam already. They said the cc info was used to tap into bank accounts. I have not had any attempts on my accounts nor have I ever received confirmation that my order was cancelled after my repeated requests for confirmation. So far so good. Now there are two or three more companies with ridiculously low prices for name brand guitars being advertised on social media. I don't even look at their products anymore.

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