The thread about the best deal ever got me to thinking about my worst deals. I’ll start, embarrassing as it is. I was lusting for an ES-175 for years and finally decided to pull the plug. I found a beautiful Steve Howe model on eBay for $2,200 shipped. I bought it and had it for about a month when I decided to get a setup from my tech. He gets it all set up and it plays even better than before and sounds perfect. Then he says, I wouldn’t even worry about that hairline crack in the neck. I still don’t know for sure if I did it or it came that way, but it was really hard to see and I may have missed it in my excitement, which is probably what really happened. I also had a friend that bought a mid 80’s Les Paul Custom for $1,200 on eBay. He kept thinking there was something off with it and after some research found out it was one of a batch of Chinese fakes. DOH!!