Deep Nick in New Classic Vibe 50s Tele

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  1. jintanyarou

    jintanyarou TDPRI Member

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    Hello there, I have a small dilemma for which I'd appreciate the advice of the wise people on this forum. Yesterday I bought myself a Classic Vibe 50s Tele from my local guitar shop and all seemed OK with it when I tried it out in the shop. Except when I got it home I realised I'd totally overlooked a nick on the top/back edge that goes right down to the wood:

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    Dents, marks and the like have never bothered me that much and indeed I think they add character to a guitar, but if it came to selling it, obviously it'd be a big minus point. My friend told me I should at least show it to the guitar shop staff and ask for a partial refund. It's a great shop in terms of its range, but the staff are proper arrogant gits and I know they'd be unwilling to compensate me in any way (they didn't even say 'thank you' when I bought it!). Anyway, I suppose I'd just like to know what the people here would do in such a situation. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
     
  2. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    Bring it back, and find someplace that appreciates its customers.
     
  3. Chris H.

    Chris H. Tele-Afflicted

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    Take it back quickly and get another one elsewhere.
     
  4. JCW1024

    JCW1024 Tele-Meister

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    If you aren't able to return the guitar, you can fill the nick with layers of a Super-Glue-type-substance (a trick I learned on this forum). I had pretty much the exact same nick in the exact same place on mine; I used the stuff in the link below to fix it about six months ago, and it worked like a charm--there has been no further progression of the nick.

    http://www.supergluecorp.com/zap/zap-glues/zap-gap
     
  5. notdave

    notdave Tele-Afflicted

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    What they said.

    And what's the name of the shop, so I can...tread warily if I ever decide to buy from there?
     
  6. TNO

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    What the other guys have said but if you really like this particular one you might just want to live with the ding.
     
  7. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    no offense to you...but how does the guitar shop know that you didnt do that
     
  8. logan2z

    logan2z Tele-Holic

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    +1 at this point it may be hard to prove that you didn't do that at home. But if the shop knows you well and knows you to be a good, honest customer then they may at least give you a bit of a discount. If not, consider it lightly 'reliced' and just enjoy the guitar.
     
  9. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Don't worry about what they MIGHT say, just take it back, and insist that you didn't do it, and never waiver, if you do, they'll just take a stick and run you off. If they have any satisfaction guarantee policy, lean on that. What have you got to lose? You already have the dent, if they won't do anything for you, you will still have the dent. THEN, you can think about doing anything or not to the dent.
     
  10. getbent

    getbent Telefied Silver Supporter

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    that is a big ding to miss...

    If I worked at the store and I hadn't noticed it, I'd probably struggle to believe that you didn't do it or feel buyer's remorse....

    I'd probably fill it with some epoxy or super glue or just pretend I dinged it hitting a drunken biker at a gig or something....

    If it still sounds good... I dunno...
     
  11. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven Friend of Leo's

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    +1;)
     
  12. StratBluesRock

    StratBluesRock Friend of Leo's

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    If you otherwise don't like the guitar, take it back. If you really like it, keep it.
     
  13. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

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    There is a MASSIVE chasm between consumer protection law in the UK and that in the USA.
    The main UK law is the Sale of Goods Act which states that goods supplied must be free of minor defects. I would return this to the shop and draw their attention to the fault and request a full refund under the legislation that is there to protect you.
     
  14. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

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    Deep Nick would be good band or stage name.
     
  15. StratBluesRock

    StratBluesRock Friend of Leo's

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    What about Neep........oh wait :lol:
     
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    Ouch! :(
     
  17. nadzab

    nadzab Friend of Leo's

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    On the rare occasions that I buy a guitar off the sales floor, I go over it with a fine-tooth comb before putting my money down. Some shops will give you the benefit of the doubt in a case like this, but I honestly can't criticize the shop that doesn't.
     
  18. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    That was on the top back? Kinda right where you look when in the playing position? Again, no offense...but if you walked out without seeing that I'm afraid it's on you. Others might be able to feel good about taking it back but I sure couldn't...

    Another thing, I don't buy anything with the intent to sell it so I can't really relate to how it relates to resale value. One other thing...it's a CV Squier? I don't think that tiny chink is anything I'd worry about letting someone beat me down on price.
     
  19. BigD

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    For a porn star:lol:
     
  20. BigD

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    I doubt it would make much difference in the resale. These resell pretty well.

    And if you buy stuff to resale you need to be more careful. JMHO
     
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