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    Cougar, had a similar experience - guitar arrived with issues, took it to local GC, money back no questions asked.

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    My point was not about a return and getting the money back, which has never been in doubt, but a recollection that GC admitted the description was misleading, lowered the price accordingly and offered the buyer the choice of returning it for a full refund or keeping it and getting part of the original purchase price refunded. Maybe that is not an LTG story or maybe my memory is completely wrong :-)
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    There is no right answer here. Do what your heart and mind tell you is the right thing to do.
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    Thanks for all the thoughts guys. I like the idea of taking it in and saying ďlook, this isnít in the condition described, so I am returning it unless you can give a good refundĒ. If I got this one at an awesome price, that would be good.

    To the question about the finish, I would say it is crazing - it doesnít look too bad. More concerned about the binding issues on the neck.

    Iím thinking I stick with the original plan - return and keep searching for the right D55. The right one seems allusive, but the hunting for it is part of the fun, I guess.

    I wish I could find a New Hartford to play to see if I have a preference for it vs. the westerly. The search will continue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    My point was not about a return and getting the money back.. [but] offered the buyer the choice of returning it for a full refund or keeping it and getting part of the original purchase price refunded.
    Oh, that's definitely a possibility. If they don't offer it, you can always suggest it and see what they say. Unless you want to keep looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBK711 View Post
    ....but the hunting for it is part of the fun, I guess....
    Hunting for the right one is definitely part of the fun. Getting the right one is great, but then the hunt is over. No more looking, researching, hunting.... can be a bit of a let down.... until you pull out that beauty you finally found....
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    Quote Originally Posted by fronobulax View Post
    My point was not about a return and getting the money back, which has never been in doubt, but a recollection that GC admitted the description was misleading, lowered the price accordingly and offered the buyer the choice of returning it for a full refund or keeping it and getting part of the original purchase price refunded. Maybe that is not an LTG story or maybe my memory is completely wrong :-)
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    That is kind of like what happened to me w/the recently acquired D-26 although I assumed it was shipping damage. They knocked off 40% and I jumped.

    To the OP: Return it, play a few more, ( you"lose" $20 every time you get one shipped), but it sure will be worth it in the long run.
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    There is no right answer here. Do what your heart and mind tell you is the right thing to do.
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    I'm with Mark too. Bring it back and offer them $1,300 then get it fixed if it's truly the best you've ever heard. They might deal if you point out the deficiencies.

    If you don't keep this one, you may want to also consider a DV-52, just one step below the D-55 but a step up from the D-50. Actually, about during the Tacoma timeframe the D-50 incorporated all the amenities of the DV-52 if I'm not mistaken. I know I played a couple of Tacoma D-50's at Elderly Instruments and they were really outstanding dreads.
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    Remember when buying online in most instances, if it's a D55 and it's in "very good" or "pristine" condition and you just don't care for the way it sounds, you're kinda screwed because they don't guarantee you'll like the sound. Just the condition is as described. Guilds are very consistent, I think more so than other brands, but it's still a bit of a crap shoot. For some reason, I like the idea of taking it back to GC and trying to negotiate a cheaper price to cover repairs. I'd probably get it looked at and see if you could get an estimate for repairs by a qualified luthier to have backup in your negotiation. In the end, you'll have to go with your heart unless your head totally overrules it. Good luck and let us know what happens.
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