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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-08-2018, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Why new JEMs are shipped lefty tuned?

Excuse my ignorance but why is this? Why not just ship them with standard tuning?
I guess I'M going to have to intonate when I retune, will I need to adjust the truss rod as well?
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Re: Why new JEMs are shipped lefty tuned?

Why are some posts so cryptic?

What is lefty tuned?

If you're asking why it wasn't in tune when you bought it it's because nobody tuned it, or intonated it, or set it up, or probably even inspected it. If you bought it from a real store take it back in and tell them to give you a playable guitar. If you bought it from an online warehouse, that's just what you get.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-08-2018, 10:31 PM
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Re: Why new JEMs are shipped lefty tuned?

Are you saying that you've been shipped a brand new right-handed guitar that's been strung up left-handed?
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