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  • #16
    Originally posted by BowerR64
    Where can i get headless "USED" guitars? prefer steinberger.


    You are
    better off just getting them from YO. MIRC deals with Epiphone, and probably other Gibson owned brands, but as I stated in an earlier post, by the time they do their thing, their price to dealers isnt that much less than first quality, so the end user usually pays more than used price. They mostly provide an opportunity for dealers to widen their inventory without becoming "new" dealers for a lot of brands, or for pawnshops and fleabayers to get their mitts on some guitar inventory.

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    • #17
      I have never, ever, seen a guitar with "used" or "second" or "2nd", or "blem" or any other such thing stamped on it anywhere. Not in any guitar store in america or england that I've been in for the past 30 years. A new one to me.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Darkstorm
        I have never, ever, seen a guitar with "used" or "second" or "2nd", or "blem" or any other such thing stamped on it anywhere. Not in any guitar store in america or england that I've been in for the past 30 years. A new one to me.


        Lucky guy! I have seen way too much of it myself. Many marks are subtle. Sometimes a tiny 2 on the last fret of the fingerboard. Jackson had a ****************load of water damaged stuff a few years back, and all the guitars had a little W on the last fret. Whenever someone brought in a used Jackson to sell I would check for a W, so I would know it was originally purchased at a lower price, and that it was probably floating at one time. Lots of bad necks on those floaters.

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        • #19
          Clyde > Little w for water damaged. Hum thats the type of only time I'd want to see some sort of stamp on a guitar. And would avoid buying it. Lol. I dont think I'd want to buy a guitar with used carved or stamped onto it. Would be as unappealling as shopping for a used car at a lot that branded the word "used" onto the bumper or some such. Lol. I'm glad we dont brand the word "used" onto peeps who get a devorce. Ok your divorce is approved, bend over a little so can touch this little branding iron with the fancy "U" to your forhead. Lol.
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          • #20
            There was an outrage here a couple years ago about a chain of guitar stores in the States stamping used stock USED. I don't know if they still do it, but I'd imagine the resale on all their sold guitars is in the dumper.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Darkstorm
              I have never, ever, seen a guitar with "used" or "second" or "2nd", or "blem" or any other such thing stamped on it anywhere. Not in any guitar store in america or england that I've been in for the past 30 years. A new one to me.


              Check out pawn shops. That's where I run into these, often hanging as "new" merchandise. A closer look shows otherwise.

              Here is an example stamped USED from Ebay:
              http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7361103381
              (item # 7361103381)

              Here is an example stamped SECOND from gbase.com:
              http://www.gbase.com/Stores/Gear/GearDetails.aspx?Item=782998
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              • #22
                Originally posted by seaofstrings


                yea, I know it sounds, well, stupid. For some reason it does matter with me. I am normally not at all one who would care... kinda weird.

                I think it is more the theory behind doing it, not that it is stamped. My used car I purchased doesn't have this, nor my home, etc.....

                kind weird i guess
                That's because a new car doesn't get sent back to the factory or get sold with known blemishes,slight changes,etc. The guitar is actually new but usually gets sold with no warranty. I've bought a number of guitars new and used with USED stamped on them. I bought a couple of new Epi Wildkats that initially came to the US with faulty Bigsby tails. Instead of waiting for replacement Bigsbys,they simply replaced the tails with a trapeze style and sold them that way. They work fine and the thing is,I probably wouldn't have bought one with a cheap Bigsby,or would have changed it myself.
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                • #23
                  No warranty.
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                  • #24
                    Made in the pesn plant in east germany.
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                    • #25
                      Methinks we have a store, masquerading as a human like being here.....
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                      • #26
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                        • #27
                          As soon as I get a new guitar home, it's used. Should I stamp it?

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                          • Chordite
                            Chordite commented
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                            In my house "used" is usually self evident after a fortnight anyway

                          • Notes_Norton
                            Notes_Norton commented
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                            Yep. I play hard, I'm hard on gear, and I play one-nighters for a living. When I'm done with an instrument, it's close to being worn out. There is no need to stamp USED on something that I get my hands on

                        • #28
                          I've seen stuff that was stamped to indicate it was a second, but never something that was stamped "used."
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                          • Freeman Keller
                            Freeman Keller commented
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                            Phil, this thread and a couple of others was revived by what looked to be a pretty commercial new member. He seems to have pulled the posts and gone away. Seems to be quite a bit of that lately.












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