I'm another one of those Sweetwater fans. For a few dollars more, you never have to deal with a guitar that isn't to spec. When you get it you then even have the option to return because you just don't like it. It is a big deal to have a person with a basic understanding of the product at least look it over. Ordering from GC/Sam Ash/AMS etc has been an almost 50/50 proposition over the years. Them aint good odds BTW.