My new guitar is going to arrive tomorrow, it's second hand, so I'm wondering if I'm going to need it set up. The guy I bought it from said he had it done recently, but you can never be sure with these things, so what are the things you'd check when you first received a new guitar?

ESP LTD EC-1000 Vintage Black - Orange Tiny Terror Combo

Tama Superstar Custom Hyperdrive w/ Sabian Cymbals
I'm just guessing here, but don't you want it set up so it plays like you like to play your guitars? (:

LTD Viper 100FM
Ibanez RG320PG P2 (For sale*)
Ibanez RGA32 (w/ IronGear pups)
Epiphone Pro-1

Vox VT15
Vox Tonelab EX
- through -
Peavey KB-300

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Quote by Willowthewitch

The actual correct answer
Intonation has nothing to do with the buzzing that is caused my either the action being to low and/or the neck having too much tension or too little.

If the guitar doesn't play how you like, then it would be appropriate to get it up .