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GUEST,Strollin' Johnny cheap instrument warning (37) RE: cheap instrument warning 29 Jan 04

I agree with you guys re the 'zero' fret which, for example, Fyldes have. However, Clean Supper's warning about crap intonation should be heeded by all would-be guitar purchasers - I paid about £350 (around $600) for a well-known UK instrument retailers 'own-brand' guitar (cheap in comparison with my Lowden and my Martin, but still a fair wad of money to a lot of people!)and when I got it home I realised it wouldn't play in tune. When I compared the nut to 12th fret measurement against the 12th fret to bridge saddle, it was half an inch out! I'd made the elementary mistake of not checking intonation all the way up the fretboard when I tried the guitar - I let myself get carried away by its nice looks. Fair dues to the retailer who rapidly exchanged it for another one which was OK, but I felt a right prat for not spotting it in the shop.

CAVEAT EMPTOR (which is a posh way of saying 'Buyer Beware!')


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