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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-18-2013, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez 540S neck heel dimensions?

I sold a Perle JS1000 body on flea bay.
The guy emailed me saying that the paint was shoddy (I never claimed that it was a pro job, I merely stated that it was done by a local auto body shop).
He says that when he tried to install the neck, a quarter sized chunk came off around the neck joint.

He says that he was installing parts from a 540S.
Does anyone know the dimensions of the 540S neck heel?

I don't want the guy to feel like he got a bad deal. He only paid $100 for a Perle body made of mahogany (cost me a lot more!). But I don't want to provide any kind of refund if he tried to install a neck that has a different heel width.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Ibanez 540S neck heel dimensions?

The 540S had a standard Wizard neck (22-fret) with 56mm heel. He'd have to prove that he did in fact use a 56mm neck instead of a more current 58mm neck before I'd even consider helping him further. Have you received pictures of the damage?

Even if the neck pocket was the wrong dimensions, he's the one that tried forcing them together. He should have let you know immediately that the neck pocket was "wrong" for his neck.......... long before over forcing it and doing damage.
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Re: Ibanez 540S neck heel dimensions?

Thanks RGT,
I'm not saying that he forced them together. I'm guessing that is what happened though.
Who knows, he could be honest.

He says that he has over 40 IBZ guitars. I'm sure he's a member here and I don't want to start any junk.
He's asking for $30 for materials to refinish the body. Flea bay's crappy rules are aimed completely at the buyer and screw the seller. I once had to refund $95 for a transformer I sold. The guy bought it, installed it, and left positive feedback. Then, a year later, he claimed credit card fraud and said that he never made the purchase. Even after I provided copies of emails where he was saying how happy he was with the transaction, they took the money out of my account.....

Not sure what to do here. I could have him ship it back and build it myself. I have enough parts laying around.
Or, I could just send him the $30 to shut him up.
Or, I could tell him no to both and flea bay can force me to take it back.
If I had any other choice I wouldn't even use them.....
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Re: Ibanez 540S neck heel dimensions?

sadly, ebay is totally set up to give the buyer whatever they want. There are more than a few unscrupulous buyers floating around there. It didn't used to be that way, but all the scam artist sellers that used to populate ebay made it far to difficult for an honest, everyday seller.

Has he sent pics of the damage?
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Re: Ibanez 540S neck heel dimensions?

No pics yet. I emailed him this morning asking if he had tried to put a neck on the body that was too wide. I also asked for pics of the body, paint damage, neck pocket, and neck heel (with tape measure across it so I can see how wide it is).
I haven't heard back from him yet.
I had an old Proline neck on the body and it was a super tight fit, but it worked just fine. Only reason I sold the parts was to get a JS1000 or a Carvin. Otherwise I would have kept them.
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