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B Grade or B Stock is guitars that the manufacturer/dealer decided are not good enough for retail. They won't necessarily put them out on the floor but there is still a market for them as they are still perfectly playable, functional instruments. Usually the issue is a finish imperfection or a chip from shipping, maybe even just a floor model. It IS a new guitar, though.

You can see in the second and third picture of the listing there is that blemish on the arm carve, thus B-Stock.
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#3
B-Stock guitars are usually guitars with minor defects or imperfections: fret buzz, slightly shoddy pick-ups, scratches/dents, that sort of thing. It should be grand to play, but you'll probably want to get it looked at before using it seriously.
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B Grade or B Stock is guitars that the manufacturer/dealer decided are not good enough for retail. They won't necessarily put them out on the floor but there is still a market for them as they are still perfectly playable, functional instruments. Usually the issue is a finish imperfection or a chip from shipping, maybe even just a floor model. It IS a new guitar, though.

I'm not gonna buy it now though (can't afford it atm) but i've seen that on ebay a few times
#5
It became damaged in production or shipping but would have been a waste to destroy it. Often called blemished. Usually great value.

Display model, has minor mark - see images.
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#6
Some places also use this for reselling returned stock. I've had some real bargains through buying B stock from Thomann.
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#7
I've got one B stock from Rondo Music; an Agile AL-2000 Floyd (LP style guitar with a Floyd Rose). B stocks usually last just a few minutes at Rondo, and you'd better be ready to gobble them up. They're often returns, sometimes blems, and are usually offered at great prices. Mine was under $200, with HSC, delivered (less than half price). It had finish issues; if you look closely, there's a portion of the top of the guitar that looks like there's a bad bondo job under the black paint. The guitar's currently one of my pair of "bar guitars" and has long since earned back anything I've spent on it.
#8
Got a B-stock from a luthier, once. It had a crease in the wood that he had not noticed before applying the finish. Knocked 1/3rd the price off the guitar.
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#9
You can see the scratch on it in the 2nd and 3rd images.
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#10
That is not anything that wouldn't happen if I owned the guitar after 1 year...with 3 boys running around
#11
I bought an Epiphone Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus earlier this year that was listed as "Condition 2" return for $459 from Musicians Friend. That's more than $200 less than the normal price. When it arrived I was very happy. I couldn't find a scratch on it, all the stickers were still in place on the pickguard and pups, it was mint as far as I could tell. It came with a nice hard shell case and plays and sounds great. I was expecting a few scratches or light dings and that would be OK because it was listed that way and as Ken says above it nothing that probably wouldn't be there after a year of gigs with it but to get it mint for $200.00 less that normal was a steal.
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