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#1
Just thought I would warn you guys. I bought a guitar off ebay from a "store seller" who used only stock pictures. For the price I thought I was getting a great deal.

Only £220 for a real Tom Delonge sig Strat. You know the one with just one pickup? The awesome SD Invader with just one volume knob?

Well I paid my money and the guitar arrived today. I think you can all see why I am not too impressed. So I am posting this thread as a warning never to buy anything off ebay that only uses stock pictures.

So nice case so far so good.




Right headstock, dont remember it having giold hardware though... Oh dear.


Shit it wasnt meant to be surf green. Bollocks. I hope that it at least has the right hardware...


Whey one picku.... Oh that isnt an invader. This isnt right at all.

At least it has a hardtail bridge right? They cant get that wrong...


Oh for **** sake! It musst be a fake I havent never heard of Floyd Rose. Bloody thing wont even lift up and I pulled it really hard to make sure.

The rest of the guitar doesnt even look right,





I mean what the **** is a Charvel? I paid for a made in the backwoods of china Sig Strat, not this MIA Charvel for godsake.


Well at least it plays like a dream and the neck feels better than anything I have ever played before, the oiled maple feels great and the huge frets are a joy to play on. The pickup is more versitile than I thought, with great feedback from the one control allowing an almost constant evolvment in the tone going from 0 - 10.

The trem, an original floyd feels great and the other hardware feels pretty sturdy too. The body is actually from a MIJ Series 3, from the early 80s and the neck is a musikcraft MIA replacement based on the original run of charvels, it feels amazing and the gradual change in profile is also very comfortable and fairly reminisant of the strat necks I guess they were first based on.

the sound i very raw and ideal for the 80 metal sound I am playing with now, though the SD Super Distortion is fairly capable of the heavier chug chug chug squeal stuff, I have the explorer with EMGs for that anyway.

This is an amazing guitar and to think I only paid £420, I know its not in its original colour and the nitro finish is cracking, but for the spec, originial floyd, musikcraft neck, SD SD, you are looking at alot more in parts alone and the guy who put it together really knew what he was doing, it plays better than any guitar I have had for a long time, only just beaten by my incredible S that i will forever regret selling.

I am a bit disapointed it wasnt the TD Sig that I really wanted...but oh well. Just be warned, there are bad men on ebay

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Last edited by Tom 1.0 at Oct 29, 2011,
#2
Charvel's quite a well known brand from the 80's. And it looks like you got pwned, Ebay's full of cons, and a guitar that he was offering the price was easily too good to be true. But at least he gave you a decent product, I mean you say your enjoying it so take it as a partial victory.
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#3
I kinda like it... sorry.

But yeah, never trust the stock photos. I wanna see a picture of it in IRL, or i'm not interested.
#4
You're a sick sick man :P

HNGD though...and rather a beauty it is too
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#5
not sure if serious?

if so damn.
if not, HNGD!
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#6
Nice guitar!
Charvel are pretty good quality.
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#8
my mind, it is full of f*ck
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#9
You got me there for a second

Nice guitar
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#12
Well if it still plays well..

Would you mind telling us what store sold it to you? I bet it wasnt Music Farm, Musicians Friends or those giants of Ebay right?


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#13
Hook, line, sinker and copy of Angling Times...
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#15
Two things, first report the seller, then, assuming you used PayPal, file a claim for fraud.
#16
HNGD....

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ohh andddd....


.... its "eBay" not "Ebay"
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#18
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#19
Quote by Engel22
Charvel's quite a well known brand from the 80's. And it looks like you got pwned, Ebay's full of cons, and a guitar that he was offering the price was easily too good to be true. But at least he gave you a decent product, I mean you say your enjoying it so take it as a partial victory.


Quote by ParasiticTwins
I kinda like it... sorry.

But yeah, never trust the stock photos. I wanna see a picture of it in IRL, or i'm not interested.



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never heard of floyd rose OR charvel?

ur joking rite?



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Well if it still plays well..

Would you mind telling us what store sold it to you? I bet it wasnt Music Farm, Musicians Friends or those giants of Ebay right?



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#21
Oh very well played.

Speaking of, what's the neck like? I've always been tempted by Charvels but never been able to get my hands on one to give the neck a good feel.
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#23
that's some good trolling.

Sweet guitar
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#27
Wait. WTF. Im so confused.
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#30
Had me going until the Charvel picture - if it weren't for that I'd have been taken in all the way.

HNGD you sly dog.
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#34
Nicely done. I would quite happily fight you for that guitar.
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#37
Oh now I get it. I was like "this guy doesnt deserve a stick with strings..".

I feel used.


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I keep my Schecter in dropped D all the time, and i didn't buy an attachment of any kind.

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#39
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Charvel is way better than that china sig strat


He was kidding. Didn't you read the front posts at all?
#40


Looks beautiful, let's get some clips!
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