Not knowingly purchased (new?) 2018 axe @2020 price. Stupid?

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    Some heroes wear capes. Some don't. James Brown wore a cape. You?
     
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    Think I was worried, because I've recently been checking serial numbers more, I hadn't really in the past. And used to shopping at GC, where they turn inventory fairy quickly, and have discounted that axe, that's been hanging around a while. I much prefer the mom & pop, so I have to look at it differently than the corporate retailer.

    I'm enjoying the Guitar now, thanks!
     
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    Actually, the new one has a fancy tortoise pickguard, that's worth at least $200 discount, right? If you read the later comments, you'll see I'm all good.

    Thanks
     
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    I only wear a cape in my dreams. I'm just an ordinary guy.
     
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    Those flying dreams? Or the ones about biting virgins? Or are those the same dream?
     
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    Wow! This has taken a turn. Lol!
     
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    I often wondered, what if our dreams are actually reality and our day to day are dreams?
     
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    I bought a Jimmy Vaughan Strat that was brand new but had a 6 year old serial!

    I contacted Fender n they said it was listed on their database as the current year even tho the serial was old, and they sent me proof (for resale reasons). They said, it can happen.

    So I guess it doesn't matter much.
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    Yeah but which month during 2018? Some months were made much better than others, as we all know.
     
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    So you're gonna FORCE him to unscrew his neck and look?
     
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    Took me a few days I think to get onto Gretsch talk, you'll find a fair number of us there with the same user names.
    Took more than a month to get accepted on Offsetguitars!

    It's too bad that so often a simple question like you asked gets answered with a string of admonishments.
    Some questions are nit picking annoyances; like a new guitar is great but then an OP looks at it with a magnifying glass and sees a tiny nearly invisible finish flaw, so posts that they wanted to return it.

    And of course it's standard practice here to answer without really thinking the question through, which in this case was about I guess partly paying too much but primarily not having a warranty.
    Makes me curious sometimes, and I have to guess that rather than answering the question, we speak to our idea that the question brought up.

    We tend to be a price obsessed bunch and are quick to point out that modding your MIM will lower the value a couple hundred $$, maybe the difference in price between a mint 2018 and a new 2020 Gretsch.

    So it seems pretty reasonable by TDPRI standards to ask if you might have paid too much AND not gotten a legit new with warranty Gretsch.
    But missing the point is the nature of the internet!

    Plus us older guys are a little cranky these days!
    (speaking for myself)
     
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    Just something to consider, minor mods (regardless of what they are) may void the warranty you were so worried about having on your new guitar. So it really shouldn't matter anyway.
     
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    There's a lot of healthy positive attitude expressed here to just enjoy the guitar, helping out the store etc., but given the pick guard protection etc. was removed and there's no tags, I think it's at least reasonable for the OP to wonder if its been previously sold and returned, which would then command a lower price ... just sayin'. But yeah if you're digging he guitar then no use fretting much over a possible couple hundred bucks +/-. And, you got yourself a Gretsch!
     
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    Sept 2014 serial # ...


    NOS ...
     
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    I got my Am Pro tele brand new in December of 2018. The serial number indicates a 2016. It seems a little odd but doesn’t really matter to me much.
     
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