Playing this guitar makes most folks of my age think of George Harrison. Classic Gretsch tones from the humbuckers. Action is on the low side of medium. Vibrato system works well with moderate use with a gentle touch. Cadillac green metallic finish is a real attention grabber.
This guitar can not be sold as new due to the guitar being professionally refurbished by MIRC in Franklin, TN. The original serial number has been replaced with a new serial number to track the guitar through MIRCs system. It has also been stamped "used" on the back of the headstock. There are no visible signs of repair. Reverb.com has a great article about MIRC that will answer most questions buyers may have.
This guitar has been professionally refurbished and set up by one of MIRC's top-notch techs. Once it arrived in our shop, it was tweaked just a bit more. Every player is different and some may want to change the setup to reflect their own playing style. When buying any guitar online, it is always wise to factor in the cost of having the instrument set up by a local tech to meet your own preferences.
This guitar has never been owned by a consumer. There is no fret wear, sweat stains, or weird smell to worry about. It has traveled from the factory that manufactured it to the company that ordered it to MIRC, where it was refurbished, to our shop. The customer who buys it from us will be the first consumer to own it.
The differences between buying a refurbished guitar and a new guitar are the warranty (there is no factory warranty on the guitar--it has the same risks associated with buying a used guitar), the new serial number, and THE PRICE. We feel the benefits of having an expert tech assess, repair, and thoroughly set up the guitar along with the reduced price far overshadow the lack of a factory warranty. Please contact us with any questions about refurbished guitars in general or this guitar specifically.
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