The owner called me. He wanted to follow up on my complaints.
First - according to him the pots/guitar are wired correctly. I’m the first ever to complain. I can believe that second part. English is not his first language so I’m not sure I was able to explain the problem to him.
Second - they “dressed the frets” as they always do. I told him there were significant flat spots and file marks. It was the *worst* fret work I’d ever seen on a new guitar (did not tell him that). Back in the day Agiles had beautiful frets. I told him I’d have rather received the guitar without that fret work done to it.
I suspect he’s going to try to stick me with return shipping.
I do *not* recommend these guitars at all.
I hope I’m just being overly negative and I get the full refund. But I suspect he’s going to try to stick me with return shipping.
The guitar is dropped off and making its way back.
I think the return will be telling. If they admit the fretwork is bad and give me a full refund including the return shipping, I’d soften up my review. From the phone conversation with him, it didn’t sound like it was going to go that way. He attitude was that I’m the only one to complain, so fault must reside with me.
Honestly, if they admitted that the fretwork was poor and offered me a replacement done right, I’d be happy.
At the price-point I’d have been happy with the guitar if nothing had been done to the frets. I’d rewire the pots and do a level/crown/polish correctly. It really was a nice guitar for under 5 bills.
“ He attitude was that I’m the only one to complain, so fault must reside with me. ”
I would be willing to bet that is the line he has used more than once to keep from having to pay full refund. Hey wouldn't that be something if they on had one of each model and just kept cycling it through making a little off each person . Ha ha. That of course was in jest as there might be that one person dumb enough to just keep it 😂😂😂😂😂
Makes me wonder where my dad got the term from, now. He was never a military man, nor has he ever traveled across the pond. He just has a good ear for strange vulgar sayings, I guess. There are a few in his lexicon that I still can't trace back anywhere and seem unique to him.