#1
Hi guys
I have recently bought a Casino and the quality was really bad. I couldn't even tune it! So I took it to be set up properly and the tech said it was that bad he couldn't tell if it was real or fake. I don't doubt it's authenticity because I bought it from a decent shop. I am disappointed though in spending over £400 on a guitar to then have to spend more money putting it right. The guitar has been set up now but the bottom E buzzes when I use certain frets. Now I have to have further work done to put it right.

I have just bought an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro that I have taken to be set up properly. It didn't seem that bad but I hope it doesn't turn out to be like my Casino. I hope my Casino was just a one off. Don't music shops check their instruments before selling them ffs?
#2
Quote by West Riding
Hi guys
I have recently bought a Casino and the quality was really bad. I couldn't even tune it! So I took it to be set up properly and the tech said it was that bad he couldn't tell if it was real or fake. I don't doubt it's authenticity because I bought it from a decent shop. I am disappointed though in spending over £400 on a guitar to then have to spend more money putting it right. The guitar has been set up now but the bottom E buzzes when I use certain frets. Now I have to have further work done to put it right.

I have just bought an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro that I have taken to be set up properly. It didn't seem that bad but I hope it doesn't turn out to be like my Casino. I hope my Casino was just a one off. Don't music shops check their instruments before selling them ffs?


Why didn't you just return it - if it was that bad ?
#3
Which music shop did you purchase from? Did you buy the one off the wall or a new one in the box?


You also have to realize that everyone has a preference. More often than not the tech will set up a guitar to their liking, or their idea of a universal liking before they're put on the sales floor, and it just may not be your cup of tea. I alwasy recommend learning to do your own setups so you can get it set just the way YOU like.
OBEY THE MIGHTY SHITKICKER
#4
I knew it was bad but I didn't think it was as bad as it was. I would of returned it if I'd of known it would need further work doing. The tech said it needs something doing to the frets I'll ask him exactly what when I see him tomorrow.

Yeah the guitar was straight out of the box.
#5
Quote by West Riding
I knew it was bad but I didn't think it was as bad as it was. I would of returned it if I'd of known it would need further work doing. The tech said it needs something doing to the frets I'll ask him exactly what when I see him tomorrow.


Probably needs a fret level, or at the very least some bashing of a couple of errant frets. I usually figure the cost of a fret level into the purchase of a guitar that's new to me these days.

I was astounded to find that the JTV-89F I bought was absolutely bang on the money; I fully expected to simply turn it over to the guy that does my PLEK jobs upon delivery, but it came with very low action and no buzzing frets (believe me, I checked).

Carvins usually arrive with great fretwork when new, as well, but Gibsons, Fenders and most of the less expensive brands arrive with glitches, either greater or lesser, and getting them to play perfectly usually requires throwing money at the problem.
#6
The setups are always horrible out of box. Ask the shop for a setup since it's so bad, and if they refuse for free, just return it.
OBEY THE MIGHTY SHITKICKER
#7
I've already paid to have it set up. I bought it online. It plays fine now just the top E buzzes when I use the last frets 8 on the board.

I always get a new guitar set up, I don't think there's such thing as a guitar coming perfectly playable out of the box.
#8
Anomalies have happened. I always suggest playing before you buy. And if you like what you've played, buy the ones you've played.
OBEY THE MIGHTY SHITKICKER
#9
In future I will be trying before I buy. The problem is its a lot cheaper buying online and the big guitar stores are hundreds of miles away. In the last month or so I have bought 5 guitars so I won't be buying anymore for a while now.