Just wanted to give everyone a heads up about a recent transaction with Fiesta Finishes in case you’re thinking of buying from them, and to ask if anyone has ever dealt with a similar situation. The owner totally fabricated an entire story in feedback he gave me on Reverb that really was kind of shocking. It wasn’t even bending the truth or telling a partial truth...it was a flat out made up story. I ordered a 63 Jazzmaster from them about a month ago. I asked a bunch of questions about the originality of the guitar, and they assured me that the guitar was “untouched” (his word, not mine). I made sure to be very clear about this point because I have recently been burned on 3 vintage guitars where they turned out to have undisclosed issues (some of which were bad ones). I mentioned that to him and his response was “You will not get burned dealing with me.” Fair enough. I got the guitar and all was fine but a few weeks later I noticed there had been some work done to the pickguard, mainly someone did some sloppy filing around the guard around the pickups to compensate for the shrinkage. I was more disappointed than angry. Pickguard shrinkage on old JMs is common. But I was a bit annoyed that the seller assured me this guitar was “untouched.” I even saw another 63 JM (made on the same exact day as the one I bought in fact) for sale by another shop around the time I bought mine that explicitly disclosed pickguard filing work. So I don’t feel like I was being ridiculous. I feel like in vintage, there is no issue too small to disclose. I messaged Fiesta, asking if there had been work done to the guard and he said probably but he wasn’t sure. I explained my disappointment, and even explained that if other shops can disclose that issue, he could have too, especially after making the claims he made. Given that I had noticed the pickguard issue well after the return window closed, I accepted that it was my problem now, and therefore I never asked for any sort of refund or return. Just expressed my disappointment. He never responded to me again after that, never said another word. I eventually left 1-Star feedback. Was this harsh for such a small issue? Maybe. But because I have been burned in the past by dealers who I paid an insane amount of my hard earned money to, I felt this time it was appropriate to take a stand. I also was annoyed that he just totally stopped responding to me. I have purchased guitars from other very reputable shops who were absolutely meticulous in their inspection and description of the guitar, so that’s the standard I hold all other dealers to (especially at this price point). Paul responded to my feedback on his page and by also giving me 1-Star feedback on mine. His response and feedback included a completely made up story about how we had exchanged 75 emails and that he had offered me a full refund if I returned the guitar, but that I had ignored this offer because I must have liked the guitar. Both of these statements were totally 100% fabricated. I asked him a total of 5 questions about the guitar itself (I’m not counting questions about payments/price negotiations), and sent him 3 messages about the pickguard issue. There was not a single message he sent me that ever included an offer to return the guitar for a refund. When I messaged him about this completely made up lie, he then for the first time told me he would offer me a refund for the guitar if I sent it back. I told him I had sold it, to which he replied “We both know you didn't sell the guitar. Who's the liar now?” So now I have negative feedback on my Reverb account for a totally made up story. Anyone ever dealt with this? Should I get Reverb involved to investigate the validity of his claims? I have everything (with time and date stamps) documented.