Well, I've read plenty of these on this site for years, so here's one of my own. Ordered a G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Ash from Musicians Friend a month or so ago. Wouldn't stay in tune for anything, so like I've had to do with just about every guitar I've ever ordered in that price point, I changed out the tuners. That fixed that particular problem, so I moved on to intonation and setup. Put nut action, truss rod, and bridge to Fender spec. Couldn't find one specifically for G&L. Never had issues with those numbers on my MIM's or any other Tele, so seemed good to go. Action was right where we like it so moved on to intonation. Intonated fairly easily without any issues to speak of. The E6 was a bit of a bear, but they tend to be that way. Everything is within a 1/2 cent, if not perfect. Well, when strumming my first chord, there are standing waves all over the place. It sounds absolutely dreadful. Decided to check a few things. Fretting at the first fret, I find the E1 and B are about 6-7 cents FLAT. I don't think I've ever seen anything but nuts on or sharp before. The G was about right on, the D and A just a few cents flat. The E6 blew me away. It was 12-13 SHARP at the first fret. Well, that explains the standing waves. I checked to make sure I had no string bind at the nut and that the relief was right so they were bearing on the leading edge. The saddles are brass barrels, so no binding there or seating issues. I did a double check of all my measurements and everything was still spot on. I called Musicians Friend and G&L both, but they say because I changed the tuners they would not honor the warranty. I kind of cry foul, but I'm over it. Warranty says they won't cover modifications, but the modification is not why the guitar won't play right. As it sits, I spent a lot of money for a door stop, so just trying to get it playable. I measured out the frets, and with the exception of the placement of the second, they seem to be in order. I will mention, the fret wire they use is pretty damn tall. It also seems to be just a bit flatter on top than I'm used to seeing. It appears to be .048 height, which is a little taller than the .039 I see in most of my other guitars. I took it to a friend of mine who is a Fender authorized luthier and the guy I worked with for the last 20 years learning the trade. We tried putting a compensated nut, adjusting neck relief, some action tweaks, and we just can't get that thing to play to a level that doesn't just scream at you. I am very familiar with even temperament tuning and the give and take of it, but this thing is ridiculous. When I talked to G&L about it, they basically said it was an easy fix to anyone with a little skill, but offered no advice on what that fix is. If myself and the two other luthiers I've talked to are just idiots then so be it, but the answer has eluded me to this point. If anyone has an idea, feel free to let me know. I've never had an issue like this before. I'm guessing it's a bad neck? Too tall frets? Out of ideas. I can do a fret level and take them down .01 to get to a more vintage wire height, but wanted to see if anyone else had a guess. Look forward to hearing from anyone who has an idea. Thanks in advance!