Thank you guys.
those are both great ideas. I've been to the Pasadena gc only once but for drums and I was welcomed by an EvH and there were lots of guitars. I was thinking sunset since Sam ash is there too.
The used idea worked for a bass I got from Wisconsin. Returned it on the spot and got a pbass.
I wonder if a smaller store would carry them but it seems gc is where they would leave you alone and not kick you out based on what I ve read.