Meet My "New" Melancon!

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by iamdavea, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. iamdavea

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    very cool.... enjoy!!!
     
  3. iamdavea

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    Thanks, you! I believe I will.
     
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    Nice - very cool vibe to that guitar. For USD 1,250 it was a great deal.
     
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    So you were the one who grabbed that! I was drooling over the wood pattern every day. I really wanted to snag it but Im just tapped out of funds for gear right now. Im glad a gear pager got it! Grats on your NGD!
     
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    Very nice ax ! Seams like a very good price.
     
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    Saw that one, really thought hard about it! Glad it went to a forum member!
     
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  12. iamdavea

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    Thanks everyone! The Mel I own now is REAL nice, and has an articulate clarity of tone like no other Strat I own. And not only does it never go out of tune, it has an overall "in tune" quality that is hard to explain; you strum it and think, "Man, that's PERFECT!" I'd just like to encourage all you Strat folks who have never played/owned a Mel to strongly consider one the next time you're in the market. At used prices like these, you can afford to try something new!
     
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    SO the question is...are you going to get the white one up on ebay now? lol
     
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    Ha! Saw that one. It's a beauty, but it's only got the +.020 neck overcarve. Gerard's standard neck profile is on the slim side, so I need at least the +.040 to be tempted.
     
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    Hows the honeymoon going? Is it a keeper?
     
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    Why'd you have to ask?? I sent it back, got a refund. It was FAR from "very good condition", as it was described in the listing. LOTS of dings, bumps, and bruises that SHOULD have been photographed, but weren't. Also needed a re-fret. ALSO had neck back-bow--was unplayable when I got it, fret-buzz everywhere. Spent an hour setting it up, got it playing well, but just couldn't get past how beat up the body and frets were. Spoke to the seller on the phone; tried to remain calm. He knew nothing about guitars, and I don't know how he ended up trying to sell one on Ebay. He admitted he tried to document the various dings but "couldn't get good enough photos for the listing." That's when I knew I was going to get a refund. In the end, I regret the enormous hassle, but it could have gone much rockier, with involving Paypal, Ebay, and all that mega-hassle stuff. I told him, "I did you a favor; at least now you've got a guitar that someone can actually play." Live and learn!
     
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    Wowza. that...reallly... sucks..... Who woudl do that to a Mel??

    sorry to hear it.
     

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