#1
Is buying guitars off the internet from a place like musicians friend a good idea?
#2
big sites like musicians friend are safe places to buy. its recommended that you try out what you would like to buy at a store and then order it for less online. even though these sites have return policies, its kind of a pain in the ass to ship stuff back and forth.
2006 Fender Deluxe Players Strat w/ Stephens Design Mojo pickups
Gibson SG Special
Carvin DC727 w/ Bareknuckle Nailbomb 7 and CWP 7
Mesa Boogie Mark IV head
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#3
Not really if you are impatient cuz you might have to send it back over and over to get a good one.