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It was Heartbreak Hotel....
on November 22, 2011
Rats! I really wanted this guitar, really wanted it.
Yet it arrived with a very warped neck and a broken tuning machine (peg). So, it had to go back. It cost 55 dollars to return this guitar. So now, I'm out over fifty bucks with nothing to show for it. Drat.
Now, let me mention that the seller (a major distributor in Pennsylvania) told me he sold over 4,000 of these Washburn guitars and this was the first one that was returned. I have no reason to disbelieve him on that topic. And it's only fair to mention that the seller was cooperative with the return and refund, but would not help pay for the return costs. I suppose that's just the risk with on-line shopping.
About the guitar; it was really nice. It sounded good (considering it could only be played on 5 strings AND only on frets 4 thru 10) really good. It was really a good-looking guitar as well. It had built-in tuner, cutaway, preamp, all the stuff one would want. The rosewood was surprisingly nice as well.
I have played Washburn guitars at a local guitar stop and I'm impressed. Although the guitars cost TWICE as much as Amazon sells them for.
Just a suggestion: If you have to return (or just ship) a guitar, I don't think USPS is the way to go. They charge for oversize and such. I'd suggest you might consider FedEx or UPS. That's a lesson I learned the hard way.
I suspect you'll love this guitar if you get a proper one. I wish you the best of luck with whatever you come home with.