That's exactly how it should be to. Why should they get your cash?I was looking for a Ric 330/12 and the local GC had a used one. The neck was bowed and the strings were shot...it was virtually unplayable. I asked the "salesperson" if they could adjust the neck at the very least. They wouldn't do it. I asked if they would match a local Craigslist price and they wouldn't budge a dime. I walked out and bought the other one for a great price.
On another note, I went to my local music shop just now for the lulz, and yeah, they're all just set up well enough to sell.
Strings aren't ******. Action isn't ridiculous.
They had some "Modern Players Plus" Telecaster in there that was ****ing awesome and I need to do some googling and find out about pricings and stuff and other colours, because damn, what a siiiiick guitar.
If it had **** old strings and high action I wouldn't have thought about this - they'll probably wind up with another sale out of me now lol.
That Tele was sick. 3 pickups with a humbucker in the bridge - finally a bridge pickup I liked. Very cool.
Also they had some uber cheap Music Man Sub Silo or something like that that was actually a fantastic guitar but it had no tone knobs.
Sounded great and felt great too.. raw sanded neck, lol. Very nice.
Again though - **** old strings, out of tune and high action would have had me pick it up and put it down.
But nope. I played it and liked it.
Could get both for less than the Gretsch I was seeing if they'd price match (which they would if they could, but they can't because there's no more in Aspen Green coming in anymore.. is it discontinued???)