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    Frankly I like the looks of a plain old regular L5 much better than either of these, they have gingerbread factor out of control. The only thing worse is at least it is not the tree of life vine inlay on fingerboard, or even worse yet the persons name. That would include Merle Travis and his custom Super 400.

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    The L4 looks cool, less sure about those L5s.

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    That Rich guy who plays Quilter amps and often Heritage guitars offered a 1992 Gibson175 very nice for around 3500$. Someone might want it. Sverson ,maybe? I saw his live show on YT this morning. The L4 is nice also. The L5s a little busy for my taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzucker
    bought a 175 in 2019 from dave's off reverb.com with a 2" crack in the cutaway not disclosed. I returned it and he re-listed without disclosing the crack again. That was it for me...As an aside, I emailed reverb about it and as far as I can tell, they did nothing. The guitar continued to be listed there without any disclosure of the issue.

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    Most dealers wouldn't disclose something like that unfortunately but there are a few good ones still out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wintermoon
    Most dealers wouldn't disclose something like that unfortunately but there are a few good ones still out there.
    Who are the good ones? Most guitar dealers that I have dealt with are pretty much like most used car dealers that I have dealt with. Caveat Emptor always applies and buying sight unseen entails risk.

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    I ordered a Big Bloom OD pedal from Boston Guitar last week and was told I could return it if I didnt like it. I returned it the day after I got it and was charged 44$ plus the 18$ I spent returning USPS Priority as I received it. So it cost me 62$ to try out a pedal for an hour. Seems a little steep to me!!! By the way it will Not turn your amp into a dumbell IMO Ha Ha!!! I think his restocking fee is Wicked High!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    Who are the good ones? Most guitar dealers that I have dealt with are pretty much like most used car dealers that I have dealt with. Caveat Emptor always applies and buying sight unseen entails risk.
    Frank Rey (used to own the Music Connection in MO, bought my 1st DA from him eons ago), Gryphon, Larry Wexer, Fred Oster from Vintage Instruments in Philly, Gruhn, Pete Wagoner formerly of Lavonne, Elderly Instruments. There's more....
    Last edited by wintermoon; 04-28-2021 at 10:13 PM.

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    Sorry but I need to take issue with Jack Z. Dave Rogers is one of the best guys out there to deal with. I've known him for at least 20 gears and have had nothing but stellar service and interactions with him and his staff.

    I don't know the particulars and am not trying to disparage Jack Z. Because he's a great guy to buy from as well!
    But somehow Dave Rogers must not be aware of what happened.

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    I've also had great experiences with Dave's Guitar over the years.

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    Dave's did something like Jack's story: Buyer Beware: Dave's Guitar Shop | The Gear Page

    Buyer returned an amp from Dave's that was damaged during shipping. Dave's fought the return and then listed it again without mentioning the damage.

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    So again I've seen Dave go the extra mile for customers, when he didn't need to.
    So if those stories have any validity to them , I'd like to hear from Dave Rogers hi self.
    And I'm really harsh on anyone who tries and screws people.

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    I'd love for us to compile a list of "trustworthy", "questionable", and "dishonest" dealers. I think it would be a valuable resource for the community and fair to the dealers who deserve the recognition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jads57
    So again I've seen Dave go the extra mile for customers, when he didn't need to.
    So if those stories have any validity to them , I'd like to hear from Dave Rogers hi self.
    And I'm really harsh on anyone who tries and screws people.
    A Taylor that works at Dave's responded in the thread I posted above. No Dave to be found.

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    I think you would need a score card, so that dealers would have a chance to prove themselves. At least the ones that have had problems. But as always caveat emptor.
    Thanks John

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    Dave Rogers is the owner and I've said many times he's a Great Person to deal with directly. I believe in the TGP thread mentioned, the person never spoke with Dave directly only by email with TayTaylor.
    When I asked he felt it was the owners responsibility to answer his emails.

    I asked why won't you just call Dave directly ? He wouldn't do that in this day and age.
    I've always found direct communication most effective in person, than by phone if not possible. So I would take that as well as other complaints against Dave very skeptically in light of those facts.
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    There's actually a very simple solution to this universal problem: namely, have it sent directly to a luthier/guitar specialist for certification of its description before your acceptance. You can make this part of the deal. If the guitar is "as described" you win. If it isn't, they lose and eat all costs involved. Only an ethical vendor will bite at this deal. Otherwise, don't buy a guitar you can't play/inspect personally. Millions of used cars are sold worldwide this way every year. Why not guitars? As always, caveat emptor!
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