I'm not a Tele player, but I wanted a knock around Tele. I bought a Strummer in spite of the lame paint job, because it was an extremely light and resonant piece of wood. The neck was bowed, but that's par for the course for most guitars under $1k at GC. I have since straightened the neck 4 times, and it always goes back out of true. New growth cheap wood, I suppose. In contrast, my '61 Strat can be left out in a snowstorm and the neck remains true. I really tried to like this guitar and tonally I did, but if it's annoying to play it must go. I was 2 weeks past the 30 days, but being one of their better customers in terms of $$ spent, I anticipated no problems. Well, they have a new manager and the cat seems like a straight up company man who can't finesse a situation. (or just won't). I've been in this situation with returns before with GC, and in 15 yrs of dealing with them, I've never had a problem getting my money back. They tend to favor a customer with a reasonable accommodation such as this. He would only offer me a store credit, and then went on to question my qualifications for straightening a neck. Now I don't want to pull the age card, but I've been playing guitar for 45 years, and am a full time pro. I'm usually not prone to vindictiveness, but I'm now determined to let their regional manager know that they've lost a very good customer. I think I will get my refund in the end, but I resent this guy wasting my time, and making me go through gyrations, just because he doesn't understand retail.