Topic: Guitar Center and Inferior Acoustics
I'm a realtively new player, who has enjoyed going to Guitar Center during the past half-year to try out higher end guitars in their acoustic room. On more than one occassion, however, I've come across new $2,000 + Taylor, Martins, and now a Gibson Songwriter with obvious flaws. The Gibson, for example, had a long shallow gouge about 1/8 of an inch wide and 6" long on the top. It must have occurred in the factor, because it was covered over by lacquer and the lacquer showed no sign of being redone. Also, there were serious cracks in the lacquer at the bottom of the body, and at least one crack that seemed to go down into the top. Like I said, I've noticed problems like this on other expensive acoustics. Do these companies make it habit to ship flawed products to Guitar Center?