new Charvel GG damaged - UPDATED

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  1. pittster

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    new Charvel Govan, lovely guitar.

    noticed one of the electronic cavity plate screws was missing. took off the plate to see that one of the holes was drilled too close to the edge of the routing. screw must have fallen out as it had no wood to 'bite' into.

    otherwise its a lovely guitar. am I being too picky? it is a $3.5k (or £2.4k in UK) guitar so was surprised to see this.

    am waiting to hear back from the shop and Fender UK

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  2. William Braddell

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    You could send it back but the fact that you say it is a lovely guitar otherwise makes me think you shouldn't. Be kind of sad if you did that and then didn't feel the same way about the replacement.

    Though on the other hand if I spent that amount of money on a guitar I'd be peeved as well...
     
  3. Unburst

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    Fill it and re-drill the hole. It's a trivial fault assuming the rest of the guitar is ok.
     
  4. pittster

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    I thought about doing that but even if I filled/redrilled the plate hole is still too close to the edge of the cavity route surely same thing would happen

    I'm thinking only option other than replacement guitar would be supplying a new cavity cover whose screw holes were placed differently so screw has wood to bite into.

    Wonder if other Charvel Govans are the same?
     
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  5. Mars Rover

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    Why not just glue a sliver of wood next to the blown-out hole?
     
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    That you posted about it here suggests that it may eat away at you. Return it.
     
  7. Jon Silberman

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    There's the rub. FBOW and in actuality or perception, sloppiness like this can be a sign of worse hidden issues. That's why good craftsmen avoid it.
     
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    Annoying for sure but I don't know if I'd let it bother me if I loved the guitar otherwise. Tough call
     
  10. Mr God

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    Unless you have OCD it doesn't matter. It's an easy fix that won't be noticeable when the cover is on or affect functionality.

    I wouldn't return a great playing guitar for this out of fear that the next one I get may not be as good of a guitar.
     
  11. Che_Guitarra

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    Be picky. For $3.5K you should expect a flawless guitar - this is the kind of quality control error you'd expect of a $500 guitar.
     
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    Thats a tough choice. If the guitar was speaking to me in all other aspects I would be inclined to keep it. and have that repaired. On the other hand, for 3.5k it should not have that issues. Have you spoken to Charvel about it yet? Its likely they would repair the guitar vs a replacement
     
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    I'm completely OCD but in this case I think I'd keep it if I loved the guitar save for that flaw and either 1) leave it alone, 2) add a sliver of wood and see if I could get the screw to bite or 3) attach the screw head to the plate somehow so that it looks like there's a screw in there rather than a missing one.

    But I do understand your frustration. . . for that money you want it PERFECT.
     
  14. s2y

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    Here's something to consider. Not all guitars sound and/or feel the same. If this GG plays and sounds amazing, will the next one be as good? It could potentially be a better guitar or potentially not as good. I personally wouldn't let this issue bother me if the guitar was otherwise perfect.
     
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    agreed^^
    as long as the plate isn't falling off, I'd keep it and fix myself.. but you'd think on a 3K guitar stuff like that would not happen. I wouldn't mind seeing more pics of the guitar though!!
     
  16. ggwwbb

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    Tough one.....if it weren't a $3500 guitar I'd probably use one of the fixes suggested here (or just leave it as is.....)and not worry about it, but on a high dollar guitar, I'd most likely send it back. Yeah, its such a minor little thing that isn't going to affect the way it plays or sounds, but on a $3500 guitar I would expect a flawless instrument regardless of how it affects playability.
     
  17. innocent_bystander

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    I'll send it back. I agree with the other poster $3.5 guitar should be flawless.
     
  18. georgestrings

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    +1...


    - georgestrings
     
  19. T Dizz

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    yeah, this is a really good point.
     
  20. tj1004

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    If this was found on a new Gibson this would be a bash fest. Everyone would be demanding that you send it back and that it's unacceptable and just another example of why they think Gibson sucks.
     

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