Thursday, July 10, 2008
You buy a guitar online
and you bring it to us to open it up and verify it's provenance, to say nothing of the accuracy of the claims of the seller. The Les Paul (L) is clearly a 1986, everything checks out datewise and it has the added attraction of a much sought after one piece mahogany neck. The SG, however, is an oddball. The serial number on the back of the headstock is 1966 or 1969, the body is 1963 or 1964, the pickups match the body date but the potentiometers are from 1979. "Buyer Beware" may be the watchword of online commerce but you have allies. We charge for this service.