Here for sale we have a partscaster someone made that I bought because I thought it looked cool. You know me, I like funky.
It has a poplar body that was obviously home-made. I sanded it up evenly and added a bit of a bevel to act as a forearm contour. It was unfinished when I got it, so I covered it in a few coats of danish oil. Danish oil will protect from water and grime, etc, and also leaves the body with an neat bare wood feel.
The PROS: This guitar has a Lace Sensor Humbucker that sounds really nice and meaty, especially in the off-center position it was placed in. The bridge is a Hipshot American Standard Style hardtail. It also has a set of Dimarzio staggered tuners. Parts alone cost around $150-$200 and could be easily parted out and resold. The neck is super solid -- one of the nicer Samick products I have seen. Nice thin-ish profile that is comfortable without being too thin. The action is really low and comfortable. No buzzes, fret outs, etc.
The CONS: Do not ask me why, because it is the most asinine thing I have ever seen, but whoever built this originally put the jack in the place where it made sense to put the knob and the knob where it made sense to put the jack. I thought about switching them over, but that would require cutting a whole new pickguard or modifying some plate to cover the football shaped jack hole in the PG and hold the knob in place. This doesn't really pose any problem other than the cable being in the path of where it makes sense to strum. You can strum around it, but as I played it, I found myself forgetting and hitting my hand on the jack/cable. It also looks a little funky. I have decided not to mess with that for now, but if this is a deal breaker, shoot me a message and we can discuss options for me to switch them before I ship. There is also a filled knot on the lower horn -- it is structurally secure, but is visible.
As always, I oiled the board, polished it up, cleaned out the electronics and put on a shiny new set of .10 strings.
I will ship with tracking to the listed regions. To negotiate shipping rates to other locations, please send me a message. Items will usually ship within 2-5 business days. If it will be longer than that for some reason, I will send a message to notify the buyer.
My usual shipping days are Wednesdays and Fridays. I generally only ship on these days.
I frequently tour and go out to play music on weekends or for a week or so at a time, as I am also a professional bass player. I only take my store down when I am going to be gone for a week or more. So, you might buy something that takes a little more than the aforementioned 2-5 business days if I am out on the road. I will ALWAYS notify the customer if shipping is going to be delayed for any reason, and if this poses a problem, refunds will be considered on a case by case basis.
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE INFLICTED IN TRANSIT! I do not feel as though it is my place to pay for Fed-Ex or USPS's mishandling of their cargo. Every package I mail is insured, and if your product is damaged in transit, I will glad to help you call the carrier and get your insurance payment. I have been packing guitars and shipping guitars for over ten years, and this has been a problem maybe twice, but both times Fed-Ex tried to claim that it was my fault/the product was shipped improperly so they would not have to make good on the insurance pay-out that I pay extra to have. All of my packing jobs are double checked and shake tested. I am very meticulous about packing.
I am a reasonable guy and might make exceptions to this rule if I feel as though I have made an error, but I refuse to pay for someone else's mistakes. Remember, anytime you get a guitar shipped (not just from me), you take the risk of it breaking or losing it.
This seller doesn't charge tax on their sales.
This product can be returned within 7 days of receipt.
Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.
Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges.
Buyer assumes ALL shipping when dealing with returns. I.E. Once the item is purchased and shipped, the shipping has been spent and is non-refundable. You will be refunded the total of the item sans any applicable fees, but not the shipping. I feel this is only fair, as I do not feel responsible to pay the initial shipping cost of returned items. Most of my used items have a 7 day return policy (as is standard by Reverb.) I rarely sell new items, so 14 days on new items is solely there because it is Reverb's standard policy. If the return is due to an error of my own, I will be glad to help you pay costs, because I am a reasonable guy and I like to do business fairly. If the restocking is a major hassle, OR I did any special work to the guitar or took any special measures in the initial shipment, I reserve the right to hold a 15% restocking fee to compensate me for any extra time I spend on the order. I will reserve the restocking fee for complicated or time consuming returns only. Vintage and dime store guitar disclaimer: vintage and dimestore guitars were made in America, Japan or another country 50+ years ago to be sold in a dime store catalog such as Sears, Western Audio or Woolworth. These are not, nor will they ever be, modern, boutique or factory guitars. Guitars like these are full of unique character and warm, full tone. They usually provide a great niche sound and make for an excellent conversation starter. However, they will never set up and play like a modern guitar. The necks didn't have adjustable truss rods, so they usually lean a little one way or the other over time, causing the action to be a slight bit higher than what most modern guitar players are used to. This does not mean they are defective or inferior, they just have character. If a guitar is unplayable or the action is outrageously high, I will expressly say so in the ad. I would highly suggest reading and doing a little research BEFORE you buy. Please, feel free to love these guitars as much as I do, just remember that if you bought a 1968 Ford Mustang, you wouldn't expect it to have heated seats and XM radio. As a result of a few too many cases of people returning dimestore guitars due conditions I just described, I will now be omitting any dime store acoustic guitars or cheaper acoustics made before 1980 from my returns policy beginning on May 11th, 2017. These items will be marked "as is" from now on regardless of condition. Thanks for checking out my shop!